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 – Manager/Early Years Educator

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 4 qualified in Safeguarding and Level 3 in Paediatric First Aid. Sarah is our Health & Safety officer. Sarah has 2 daughters, her youngest attended Rainbows.

Lynn Hooper – Manager/Early Years Educator

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 – Manager/Early Years Educator 

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 also is NCFE Cache level 3 – special educational needs coordinators in Early Years Setting qualified. Sarah has a Level 3 Award for Early Years SEN Coordination.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 – Early Years Educator

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.

Vicki Ryves – Early Years Educator

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

Laura Ralph – Early Years Educator

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 also qualified in food hygiene. Laura has her CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education. Laura’s 3 sons & daughter have all attended Rainbows.

Anna Robinson– Early Years Educator

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 – Early Years Educator

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.

Diane Dorman – Early Years Educator

Diane joined Rainbows in September 2023, she holds an NNEB certificate in Early Years Education (equivalent to a Level 3).She has 26+ years of childcare experience including 16 years being a nanny. She has her Level 3 in Safeguarding and Paediatric First Aid.

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.
To ensure that we provide the best care for our children we are continuously working to develop our own knowledge and skills with new courses supporting makaton, oral health, food and hygiene, leadership skills