Meet the Team

Anna McKann

Anna McKann

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 Cooper

Julie Cooper

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 Wilkinson

Catherine Wilkinson

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 Fisher

Kim Fisher

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 Jennings

Sian Jennings

Sian became a member of the Rainbow Room team in September 2014.
She has a Cache level 3 diploma in childcare and works with the children age 2 to 3 years.

She has completed a Safeguarding children in Education course, food hygiene level 2 and is qualified in Paediatric First Aid.

Catt Morton

Catt Morton

Catt has a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare, Learning & Development and joined us here at Rainbow in May 2014.
She has recently returned after Maternity Leave and is working 3 days per week in the Jungle Room of our Baby Suite.

She has completed a Paediatric First Aid course but will be refreshing her knowledge along with Safeguarding and Food Hygiene this year.

Amanda Hodgson

Amanda Hodgson

Amanda is one of our most experienced members of staff and has worked at Rainbow Childcare for over 15 years.
She is NVQ level 3 in childcare and education qualified.
She is the room leader in our Pre-school Annex with children aged 3 years and over.

She has completed Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Children in Education and holds a current Food Hygiene certificate.

Casey Harris

Casey Harris

Casey has been part of the Rainbow team since May 2013.
She has recently returned from maternity leave and works 3 days per week within our preschool annex.
She is qualified to NVQ Level 3 in childcare.

She has already refreshed her knowledge on Food Hygiene, and will be doing the same for Safeguarding and Paediatric First Aid this year.

Rachel Loveridge

Rachel Loveridge

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.

She has completed Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding children in Education and Food Hygiene.

Jane Sunderland

Jane Sunderland

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 works in the baby room.

She is Paediatric First Aid qualified and has completed Food Hygiene. Her next training will be refreshing her knowledge of Safeguarding Children In Education.

Sarah Charlesworth

Sarah Charlesworth

Sarah is one of our more experienced members of staff having begun her career at Rainbow in 2000.
She is NNEB qualified (NVQ level 3 equivalent) and works alongside Amanda and Casey in the Pre-School Annex.

Paediatric Fist Aid trained.
Completed Safeguarding Children in Education and has an up to date Food Hygiene certificate.

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

Rachel has been employed since November 2009 and works alongside Hayley and Catt in the jungle room of our Baby suite.
She is qualified to NVQ level 3 in childcare and education.

Paediatric First Aid trained.
Completed Safeguarding training and has a current Food Hygiene certificate

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Hayley Clark

Hayley joined the Rainbow team towards the end of 2017.

She works alongside Rachel and Catt in the jungle room of our baby suite.

She is NVQ level 2 qualified in childcare and has also completed Paediatric First Aid , Safeguarding and Food Hygiene training.

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Chloe Heaton

Chloe began her time at Rainbow as the nursery apprentice, but is now qualified to NVQ level 2 in childcare.

She works alongside Rachel Loveridge in the sunshine room of our Baby suite.

She has completed Paediatric First Aid training as well as Food Hygiene and Safeguarding Children in Education.

 

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Stacy Ormond

Stacy has been part of the team since May 2017 and works within the Rainbow room with children aged 2-3 years.

She is qualified to NVQ level 2 in childcare and has also completed Safeguarding and Food Hygiene training.
Her next training will be refreshing her Paediatric First Aid knowledge in 2018.

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Maria Taylor

Maria joined the nursery team in August 2017 and works alongside Kim, Sian and Stacy in our Rainbow room with the children aged 2-3 years.

She is CACHE level 3 qualified and has also completed Food Hygiene and Safeguarding Children training.
Her next training will be refreshing her Paediatric First Aid later in 2018.