About Us

Rainbows Pre-school was founded in 1964 formerly known as Fairfield Nursery, it moved premises in 1971 and was renamed as Rainbows in 1988.  Jacqui & Lynn took over Rainbows in 1999 and are now the pre-school leaders/owners.


Jacqui Huskins

Lynn Hooper

Jacqui and Lynn both hold a Diploma in Pre-school Practice level 3 and First Aid certificates. Jacqui is the pre-schools named Safeguarding officer whilst Lynn is the named Behaviour management coordinator. They both also have Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management.

We lead an excellent, dedicated & loyal team consisting of…

Sarah Palmer – Deputy

Sarah joined our team in 2008, she holds an NVQ level 3 in childcare.

Avril Fitzpatrick – Pre-School assistant

Avril joined our team in 2008, she holds an NVQ level 3 in childcare.

Sarah Guy – Senco

Sarah joined us in 2009 and  holds a Diploma in Children & Young Peoples workforce level 3.

Debbie Schools – Pre-School assistant

Debbie joined us in September 2014. She is an early years infant school teacher, eager to learn about pre-schoolers.

Michelle Grierson – Preschool assistant

Was until recently one of our parents at Rainbows. She now holdsa level 3 in childcare and joined us in June 2015. Michelle is our Health and Safety Officer.

Sarah Carline- Preschool Assistant

Has just achieved Level 2 in Childcare. Currently studying for  Level 3 in Childcare.  Sarah joined us October 2015.

Chloe Hebburn – Preschool Assistant

Chloe has also just begun to study for her Level 3 in Childcare. She volunteers for most of her time in our school. She is currently waiting for the appropriate First Aid and Safeguarding courses.

We are known to the children as ‘aunties’. For the exception of  Chloe, we are all mums, who have had children attend Rainbows. All of us are First Aid providers and hold at least a Level 3 in Safeguarding. All have had DBS checks. We are constantly updating our training needs as appropriate.

Term Dates

Rainbows Pre-school

Term Dates – September 2017 – July 2018

Autumn Term
Monday 11th September 2017 – Friday 15th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 – Friday 27th October 2017

Spring Term
Monday 8th January 2018 – Friday 29th March 2018

Half Term
Monday 12th February 2018 – Friday 16th February 2018

Summer Term
Monday 16th April 2018 – Friday 20th July 2018

Half Term
Monday 28th May 2018 – Friday 1st June 2018

Easter Holiday
Friday 30th March – Friday 13th April 2018

May Bank Holiday
Monday 7th May 2018

The above dates run inline with local schools and we will inform you if there are to be any changes as soon as we can.