The Staff

Working together for your children

We have an experienced staff team. All staff are DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) checked and are registered for the update service:

Name Job Title Qualifications and Experience
Sheila MillettSheila20 Administrator/Senior Staff Team Level 3, Paediatric First Aider, Generalist Safeguarding trained.
Starting date at Rainbow September 1995
GeorginaGeorgina20
Flanagan
Manager/Senior Staff Team Generalist safeguarding trained, Level 3.
Starting date at Rainbow February 2020
Paula Clifton Supervisor and Senco/Senior Staff Team Level 3, Key Person, SENCO, Paediatric First Aider, Designated Lead Safeguarding trained. Food Hygiene Level 2 Qualified
Starting date at Rainbow October 1995
Claire DixonClaire20
Early Years Teacher/Senior Staff Team BA Hons Early Years Teacher with QTS, Key person, Paediatric First Aider, Designated Lead Safeguarding trained. Food Hygiene Level 2 Qualified
Starting date at Rainbow January 2016
Amelia BennionAmelia20 Early Years Practitioner Level 3, Key Person, Paediatric First Aider, Forest School leader, Generalist Safeguarding trained. Food Hygiene Level 2 Qualified.
Starting date at Rainbow February 2006
Sue PiperSue20
Early Years Practitioner Level 3, Key Person, Paediatric First Aider, Generalist Safeguarding trained. Food Hygiene Level 2 Qualified
Starting date at Rainbow April 2006
Sophie CrossSophie20 Early Years Practitioner Level 3, Key Person, Paediatric First Aider,
Forest School Level 2 assistant, Generalist Safeguarding trained. Food Hygiene Level 2 Qualified
Starting date at Rainbow April 2015
Tarana ChowdhurryTirana Early Years Practitioner Level 2, Paediatric First Aider, Forest School Level 2 assistant. Generalist Safeguarding trained. Food Hygiene Level 2 Qualified
Starting date at Rainbow September 2014
 Lucy Morgan Lucy1  Apprentice Generalist Safeguarding trained, Food Hygiene Level 2 Qualified
Starting date at Rainbow January 2020

Key Person Approach
Each child is allocated a key person before they start at Rainbow. The key person’s first role is to help settle the child into the group, getting to know both the child and their family. The key person works with the parents to plan and deliver a personalised plan for the child’s well-being, care and learning. The key person is responsible for developmental records and for sharing information on a regular basis with the child’s parents.

The progress check at age 2
This is carried out by the child’s key person when the child has reached the age of 30 – 36 months. The child’s general progress and stage of development in communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development is recorded. The parents are invited to discuss the report and contribute suggestions of next steps.

Staffing Ratios
We maintain the ratio of adults to children in the setting that is set by the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements. 2 year olds = 1 adult per 4 children, 3 years and above 1 adult per 8 children. We also have the Manager over and above the ratios, volunteers and parent helpers, where possible, to complement these ratios.