Staff

Our staff are a committed team of enthusiastic professionals who are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and education for the children they look after. They provide a warm, loving atmosphere where children are given plenty of affection and attention.

Our high standards are maintained by regular staff training.

Rainbow Pre-School is managed by Yvonne Hardy and Gill Pursglove,
Yvonne has worked within the Pre-school age group for over 12 years. Yvonne holds qualifications in Dip. Pre-school Practice, NVQ III Child Care and Education and SENCO. Yvonne is also trained in Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection & Safeguarding and SENCO.
Gill has been involved with the administration of pre-school for over 12 years and is the nominated person with Ofsted. She is also trained in Paediatric First Aid.

Alison Cullingworth -Deputy Manager/SENCO
Sarah Tunnicliffe - Deputy Manager Pre-school Assistant (Level 3)
Nicki Fenwick - Pre-school Assistant (Level 3)
Yasmine Birnie - Pre-school Assistant (Level 3)
Asma Kadir - Pre-school Assistant (Level 2)
Stef Moore - Learning Support Assistant
Ann Conroy -  Volunteer Helper
Edna Baker  Volunteer Helper
Lisa Clarke  Volunteer Helper


Rainbow staff are supported in their daily routines by experienced parent helper volunteers. We are proud that one of our helper volunteers, Ann Conroy, has been with Rainbow since it was established in 1979 and was a founder member of the Pre-School.

Your first point of contact when registering a child will be Gill Pursglove (Administration Manager).

All staff regularly attend training courses to update their educational and professional skills, such as Child Protection, Health & Safety .

All staff are DBS checked and all have a current Paediatric first aid qualification.

Key Person

Each child attending Rainbow is allocated a Key Person. Our Key Person system ensures that each child is nurtured and given the opportunity to reach their potential. The Key Person allocation gives your child a special adult to relate to. We believe this makes settling into the the group far easier for you child. The Key Person will maintain a link to home by working with parents through shared record keeping. Your Key Person will meet with you at regular intervals and continuously record your child's progress in their Learning Journey book. Whilst all children have an allocated Key Person, all staff will interact with your child. Your Key Person will be available at the start and finish of a session to discuss any worries or concerns. An appointment can be made for longer chats.

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