Meet the Team
Anna founded Rainbow Childcare in 1988, but in more recent years has diversified into other childcare projects. She is the founder of R.C.C.International, a charity who believes in, stepping out in faith to help the children of the world and in a vision to build orphanages for abandoned babies and young children. She is also founder of Sharon House Publishing, a children’s book publishing company with a vision to produce books which impact children’s lives. To find out more, please visit the websites below.
Julie has been qualified in childcare since 1994 and has worked for Rainbow for over 15 years. She is the business manager, but more recently has also worked on other projects undertaken by Anna, the founder, including children’s charity work, children’s book publishing and education. Julie has a wealth of experience in both the managerial field and childcare matters, and oversees many aspects of Anna’s businesses.
She is one of the nursery’s Designated Safeguarding Leads and SENCO’s. (Special Educational Needs Coordinators)
Catherine is our nursery manager and began her career at Rainbow in 1994. She is qualified to NVQ level 5 in childcare and education, and with her knowledge and experience she guides and offers support and advice to all employees.
She is also one of the nursery’s Designated Safeguarding Leads and one of the SENCO’s.
Kim is the nursery’s deputy manager and has worked at Rainbow since 2002. She is qualified to level 3 Cache diploma in childcare and education. She initially gained a level 3 leadership and management certificate but has since completed a level 5 general management course to further develop and enhance her skills. Kim oversees the nursery day in the manager’s absence but primarily works in our toddler suite with the children aged 2-3 years.
She also works alongside management as one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads for nursery.
Sian became a member of the Rainbow Room team in September 2014.
She has a Cache level 3 diploma in childcare and works mainly with the children age 2 to 3 years.
Catt has a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare, Learning & Development and joined us here at Rainbow in May 2014.
She works mainly in the Rainbow Room with the children age 2 to 3 but does cover other age groups when necessary.
She has recently returned after Maternity Leave and is working mainly within the pre-school annex, but is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her second baby due in August 2017!
Nicola is the room leader of our pre-school annex and has been a member of the Rainbow team since 2006.
She is qualified to NVQ level 3 in childcare and education and has completed a leadership and management course to develop and enhance her skills in this area. Nicola is also our Communication & Language co-ordinator, and attends any training with regards to supporting other staff members in this area.
She is currently taking time out on Maternity Leave.
Amanda is one of our most experienced members of staff and has worked at Rainbow Childcare for over 15 years.
She was originally qualified to City and Guilds level 2 in childcare but has since passed an NVQ level 3 in childcare and education course.
She works within our pre-school annex with children aged 3 years and over.
Casey has been part of the Rainbow team since May 2013.
She currently works within our preschool annex covering Nicola’s maternity leave, but has worked with all age ranges.
She is qualified to NVQ Level 2 in childcare but nearing completion of a level 3 childcare course to further her professional development.
Rachel has been a member of the Rainbow team since 2005.
She is qualified to NVQ level 3 in childcare and education and has completed a leadership and management course having been offered the position of baby suite supervisor in 2012.
She continues to build upon her experience and knowledge whilst working in the sunshine room of our baby suite.
Jane is one of our longest serving members of staff and has worked at Rainbow since 1997.
She is qualified to NVQ level 3 in childcare and education and attends any required training sessions to update her knowledge and skills.
Jane works in the baby room.
Sarah is one of our more experienced members of staff having begun her career at Rainbow in 2000.
She is the room leader of our jungle room within the baby suite, and is NNEB qualified (NVQ level 3 equivalent).
Rachel has been employed since November 2009 and works alongside Sarah in the jungle room of our baby suite.
She was initially qualified to NVQ level 2 in childcare and education, but enhanced and developed her knowledge and skills and completed an NVQ level 3 in childcare and education in 2012.