The Staff

Working together for your children

We have an experienced staff team, all staff have been D.B.S checked and are on the update system:

Name Job Title Qualifications and Experience
SheilaSheila Millett
Blue key group
Administrator/Manager Level 3, First Aider, Designated/Lead safeguarding trained.
23 years at Rainbow
AmeliaAmelia Bennion
Blue key group
Early Years Practitioner
Forest School Leader
Level 3, Key Person, First Aider, Forest School assistant level 3, Generalist safeguarding, Food safety level 2.
12 years at Rainbow.
Millie Franklin
Blue key group
Early Years Practitioner Level 3, Key Person, First Aider, Generalist safeguarding, Food safety level 2.
1 year at Rainbow
PaulaPaula Clifton
Green key group
Supervisor and Senco Level 3, Key Person, Senco, First Aider, Designated/Lead safeguarding.
23 years at Rainbow.
SophieSophie Cross
Green key group
Early years Assistant
Forest School Assistant
Level 3, Key person, First Aider, Forest School assistant level 2, Generalist safeguarding, Food safety level 2.
4 years at Rainbow
TaranaTarana Chowdhurry Early Years Practitioner
Forest School Assistant
Level 2, First Aider, Forest School assistant level 2, Generalist safeguarding, Food safety level 2.
4 years at Rainbow.
AnnAnn Stevens
Green key group
Early Years Assistant
Unqualified
First Aider, Generalist safeguarding.
13 years at Rainbow.
Milly Hilton
Green key group
Apprentice
Undertaking training for her level 3 in childcare
Level 2,First Aider, Generalist safeguarding, Food safety level 2.
2 years at Rainbow
ClaireClaire Dixon
Red key group
Early Years Teacher Teacher, Key person, First Aider, Specialist safeguarding, Food safety level 2.
2 years at Rainbow
SueSue Piper
Red key group
Early Years Practitioner Level 3, Key Person, First Aider, Generalist safeguarding, Food safety level 2.
12 years at Rainbow.
DonnaDonna Archer
Red key group
Early Years Assistant
Unqualified
First Aider, Generalist safeguarding.
12 years at Rainbow.
Lisa Herbert
Red key group
Early Years Practitioner Level 3, Key Person, First Aider, Generalist safeguarding, Food safety level 2,
8 years at Rainbow.

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.