Meet the Team

Anna McKann

Anna McKann

Anna is founder of Rainbow Childcare – Est in 1988, but in more recent years has diversified into other childcare projects. She has launched her own children’s publishing company, established a charity to help street children, and is the author of the Chavos Brand, Rianbo’s Travels and other short stories.

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Julie Cooper

Julie Cooper

Julie has been qualified in childcare since 1994 and has worked for Rainbow since 1999. 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, and now works 3 days per week in the Rainbow Room.
She has completed Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, and will be refreshing her knowledge of Safeguarding in July 2019.

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.

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 Caitlin 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 Leah 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 Leah 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.

Hayley has commenced NVQ level 3 training in July 2019.

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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.

Chloe has now commenced NVQ level 3 training.

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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, Food Hygiene and Paediatric First Aid training.

She has now commenced NVQ level 3 training to further her knowledge and skills.

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Maria Taylor

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

She is CACHE level 3 qualified and has also completed Food Hygiene, Safeguarding Children and Paediatric First Aid training.

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Leah Chambers

Leah is one of our newest team members and works in the Jungle Room of our Baby Suite with Rachel and Hayley.

She is currently qualified to NVQ level 2 but has commenced working towards NVQ level 3.