What makes us special?
We believe a positive experience at nursery helps create strong and lasting foundations for later in life and our beautiful homely nursery offers a calm and stimulating environment which is a warm and welcoming extension of home. At Rainbow children are given the time and space to wonder and investigate, talk and ask questions, discover, create and learn and develop authentic relationships nurturing them to become resilience, confident and independence.
Hi my name is Gerry; I joined Rainbow in 2004 after a career in Business Management. I am the Business Manager and one of the Directors, I took over this role from my Mother who is still involved in the business in an advisory capacity.
I am an early riser and enjoy welcoming the parents and their children to the nursery in the morning. During the day, although my primary role is in the office, I frequently visit the children and have fun and interesting dialogues with them. During the time spent with the children I don’t feel as though I’m at work but more like greeting part of the family!
My wife Naomi has worked at Rainbow since 2001 and is qualified as a Nursery Practitioner level 3; we have two sons who attended the nursery from babies plus recently our two granddaughters were also Rainbow children.
The best job in the world, I only wish I’d joined the team twenty years earlier!
My name is Jo and I’m the Manager at Rainbow Day Nursery School.
I began my journey at Rainbow in 2001 and qualified with an NVQ2 in Early Years Education in 2002 and then achieved NVQ3 in 2004. In 2014 after extensive study I completed a Foundation Degree in Early Years Level 5.
My main role is to ensure the day to day running of the nursery, meeting ratios and attending to the needs of the staff and the children as well as co-ordination of The Early Years Foundation Curriculum, and ensuring the highest quality of care and education for all our children. I also really enjoy showing potential parents around the nursery and giving them an insight into the nursery life.
I have been fortunate to have worked in all areas during my 19 years at Rainbow, gaining vital experience and knowledge with all ages and stages of development. I love the challenge of engaging children in their play, stimulating children’s thoughts and curiosity. I have a passion for using everyday resources to provide children with opportunities to develop their imagination and inspire them to become creative thinkers.
Hi, I’m Tracey! and I am one of the Nursery advisors here at Rainbow Nursery School.
I was accepted as an apprentice within Rainbow Nursery completing my NVQ2 at the age of 17 and still remain here 35 years later. I have one son who spent his nursery years at Rainbow.
During this time, I completed my NVQ3 in Childcare and Play-work. Most recently I achieved my level 4. For 15 years I was The Senior Nursery Manager, however due to health reasons I have recently reduced my hours and role to become one of the Nursery Advisors.
My main role is to support and guide the staff in providing the highest quality of learning and education for all the children. I am fortunate that this allows me to spend quality time with the children. I really enjoy story time and often make up stories for them, they then play the roles of the different characters; the stories change each time and keep the children captivated and entertained.
We believe respecting our children as individuals will encourage their personalities to develop, promoting their independence, creativity and resilience.
We believe Rainbow is a place for children to encounter authentic experiences which ignite their curiosity, wonder and awe
We believe everyone makes a difference and we embrace and encourage children to be themselves
We believe children’s play should be nurtured, creating an atmosphere where children can feel confident that their ideas and voice can be heard and valued.
We believe our natural environments offer children calming but stimulating play spaces where they can investigate, explore and learn.
We believe children should be given the opportunity to feel safe to develop in their own time and pace. Rainbow is a place where childhood is valued.
We believe an atmosphere of warmth, care and happiness will help our children to make meaningful memories which will last a lifetime.