My first contact with the Rainbow Nursery School was in 2001, when my son started at the nursery. I immediately recognised the caring and nurturing environment that the children were provided with and when my second son started at the nursery in 2004, I volunteered to help. This is when I realised my career path in life was going to change. Volunteering soon developed into a position as a lunchtime supervisor and then as a part time nursery practitioner. I attended Godalming College and studied for my qualifications in Children’s Care and Development, Level 2 and 3. I then took on the role as nursery SENCO, which is a hugely rewarding role. In 2010 I progressed to the Deputy role which I held for two years and in September 2012, I then became manager! As you see I have a long history and have held numerous roles and gained lots of experience, within the nursery. I’ve loved being part of a wonderful team providing the community with a successful and well thought of nursery, maintaining close links with our Church family, St Stephen’s. I am committed to further develop the nursery, whilst evaluating our practices, to provide your child with the best possible care and development opportunities, at this vitally important ‘lightbulb moment stage’, as they begin their learning journey into education.
About me: Going to the cinema, reading and socialising with friends and family. I love holidays with my lovely family and our dog Lara.
Meet Our Staff
Additional Staff Responsibilities
Kim Windebank –DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) & SENCO
Katarina Vukusic – Deputy SENCO & Fire Safety Officer
Julia Cotton – Deputy DSL & Health and Safety officer
Martine Thomas - Behaviour management Lead
All our staff members are paediatric first aid trained and have attended a twelve-hour paediatric first aid training course, which is updated every three years. All our staff have attended the ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ training, which is updated every three years. All our staff are DBS enhanced checked. Personal details and histories of staff and regular volunteers are passed to the Criminal Records Bureau for enhanced clearance checking.
Members of staff attend relevant educational training courses and workshops, to build upon their existing expertise and knowledge.