Meet Our Staff

Experience in the care of children

At Rainbow Nursery, we pride ourselves on having the right balance of mature and younger Practitioners. Our Senior members of staff have been with us for numerous years and have extensive qualifications and experience of working with young children. All members of staff are trained in the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is the framework all childcare settings follow up to School Reception age. We have a large proportion of staff who are first aid trained ensuring there is always a first aider in each area.

Key workers

We operate a 'Key worker system' to enable each child and family to build a close and trusting relationship with a Key Staff member. The Key person will be responsible for the planning of activities for your child's developmental and emotional needs within the group. Your child will receive a new Key worker as they grow and move through their learning journey to a different room.

Alison Dixon

Alison Dixon

Nursery Manager. NNEB

Heather Pownall

Heather Pownall

Assistant Manager/Early Learner Lead

Bethany Henderson

Bethany Henderson

Early Years Lead/Pre-school Lead

Abbie Willis

Abbie Willis

Assistant deputy, Under 2's coordinator. EYT L3

Angela Gordon

Angela Gordon

Senior Officer Early Learners. NVQ3

Heather Blackmore

Heather Blackmore

Senior Officer: Early Learners NVQ3

Cath Kelly

Cath Kelly

Nursery Officer Early Learners. NVQ3

Carly Smith

Carly Smith

Nursery Officer Early Learners. NVQ3

Lisa Elms

Lisa Elms

Nursery Officer: Early Learners Level 3

Josie Litherland

Josie Litherland

Senior Practitioner/Little Explorer Lead. NNEB

Kerry Smith

Kerry Smith

Nursery Officer: Little Explorers L2 w/t NVQLvl 3

Lisa Capstick

Lisa Capstick

Senior Practitioner: Pre-School. NNEB

Steven Williams

Steven Williams

Nursery Officer: Pre-School. CYPW Level 2 working towards Level 3

Jackie Price

Jackie Price

Nursery Assistant. NVQ2

Carole Rowbottom

Carole Rowbottom

Nursery Assistant. RHV & RGN

Gemma Brownhill

Gemma Brownhill

Nursery Officer. NVQ3

Linda Brocklehurst

Nursery Cook.

Melissa Illescas Rodriguez

Nursery Cook. Food Hygiene Lvl 2