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.  We moved to our fabulous setting at the Woodland Community Centre in 2018.

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

Sarah Carline – Preschool Manager

Sarah has been at Rainbows since 2015 & joined the management team 2021. Sarah is fully qualified with her Level 2 & 3 in Early Years Education & Care, as well as Level 2 in Autism Awareness. She is Level 3 qualified in Safeguarding and Paediatric First Aid. Sarah is our Health & Safety officer. Sarah has 2 daughters, her youngest attended Rainbows.

Lynn Hooper – Preschool Manager

Lynn has been a Manager at Rainbows for over 20 years, she is Level 3 qualified in Early Years Education & Paediatric First Aid as well as Level 4 in Safeguarding. She is also Thomas trained. Lynn is our Safeguarding & Behaviour Lead.  Lynn’s 2 children & 3 grandchildren have all attended Rainbows.

Sarah Guy – Preschool Manager 

Sarah has been at Rainbows since 2009, she holds a Diploma in Children & Young Peoples workforce level 3 as well as Level 2 in Autism Awareness and Thomas trained. She is Level 4 qualified in Safeguarding and Level 3 Paediatric First Aid. Sarah is also our SENCO lead. Sarah’s daughter attended Rainbows

Debbie Schools – Preschool Practitioner

Debbie has been at Rainbows since 2014. She is a fully qualified teacher & brings over 20 years of knowledge & experience to Rainbows, she is also a teacher at a local Infant School where she teaches Year R to year 2 children. Debbie is Level 3 qualified in Safeguarding & Paediatric First Aid. Debbie’s 2 daughters have both attended Rainbows.

Sam Eades – Preschool Practitioner

Sam has been at Rainbows since 2019 is currently studying for her level 3 in Early Years Education. She is Level 3 qualified in Paediatric First Aid & Safeguarding. Sam’s 2 daughters have attended Rainbows

Laura Ralph – Preschool Practitioner

Laura has been at Rainbows since 2020, she was previously a childminder before joining us. She is Level 3 qualified in Paediatric First Aid & Safeguarding. She is qualified in food hygiene  and her main role is to provide our children with their healthy snacks. Laura’s 3 sons & daughter have all attended Rainbows.

Anna Robinson– Preschool Practitioner

Anna has been at Rainbows since the start of 2021. She has over 26 years experience and part owned a preschool for 24 years. She is qualified in Early Years education, Safeguarding Level 4, Prevent Duty, Level 4 Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Behaviour Management.

Lisa Long – Preschool Practitioner

Lisa joined Rainbows in 2021, she is Level 3 qualified in Early Years Education. She has her Level 3 in Safeguarding and Paediatric First Aid.

Vicki Ryves – Preschool Practitioner

Vicki joined Rainbows September 2021. She is Level3 Qualified in Early Years Education as well her Level 3 in Safeguarding and Paediatric First Aid. Vicki has 2 sons, both have attended Rainbows.

We are known to the children as ‘aunties’. 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.