Meet The Team

Laura – Nursery Owner and Manager

Laura has over 25 Years experience in working within the early years sector, in addition to her diploma in childcare, she also has the following certificates:-
Paediatric first aid, SENDCo, Supporting 0-2’s, Supporting 2-3 year old's, Supporting 3-5 year old's, Safeguarding level 3, Fire Safety, Food Hygiene, Safer Recruitment and Selection, Managing Children’s Behaviour, Effective observation, Assessment and planning, Characteristics of effective learning, Anaphylaxis and Epi-Pen, Leadership and Management, FGM, Prevent Duty and an Introduction to the Autism Spectrum.

Tara– Administrator

 

Enkeleda - Deputy Manager & Lead Practitioner Downstairs (Baby/Toddler 1 Room)

Hello, my name is Enkeleda and I have worked at Over The Rainbow since 2015. When I became a mother, I realised how important it is for children to feel safe, protected and loved and to be given equal opportunities to learn and progress in life, which is why I decided to become a practitioner in Early Years.
Enkeleda has vast experience in working within the early years sector, in addition to her Level 3 childcare qualification, she also has the following certificates:-
Paediatric first aid, Supporting 0-2’s, Supporting 2-3 year olds, Introduction to child protection, Managing Children’s Behaviour, Effective observation, assessment and planning, Characteristics of effective learning, Anaphylaxis and Epi-Pen, FGM and Prevent Duty, Level 3 Safeguarding.

Jolie – 3rd In Charge, SENDCo & EYTS (Early Years Teacher Status) qualified Lead Practitioner Upstairs (Toddler 2/Pre-School Room)

I’m Jolie and I have worked in Early Years since 2015. Working in Early Years is such a rewarding and fun job and I really enjoy seeing how our amazing children grow and progress during their time with us. Part of my passion for Early Years is working with children with special educational needs and disabilities and I am proud to be our Nursery SENDCo.
Jolie is a degree Level Practitioner and has experience of working within the early years sector, both in schools and in day care settings - in addition to her Degree in Early Years, she also has the following certificates:-
Paediatric first aid, Level 3 Safeguarding, SEN training, Supporting 2-3 year olds, Supporting 3-5 year olds, Level 2 in food hygiene, Introduction to child protection, Anaphylaxis and Epi-Pen, FGM and Prevent Duty.

Laura D – Level 3 Senior Practitioner Downstairs (Baby/Toddler 1 Room)

Hello, I am Laura and I love working in childcare at Over The Rainbow! I love how we as practitioners are helping the children to develop at such a valuable time of their lives, so that they are ready for their future, and creating bonds with the children and their parents is such a lovely experience. I love constantly learning new things and thinking of new activities knowing that the children will be just as excited as me to participate in anything new. The nursery is such a fun, warm and loving environment and I am glad to have had the opportunity to have this experience as my first ever job.
Laura has been with us since 2017 and has worked her way up to become a senior practitioner. In addition to her Level 3 childcare qualification, she also has the following certificates:- Paediatric first aid, Supporting 0-2’s, Supporting 2-3 year olds, Understanding Babies, Managing Children’s Behaviour, Effective observation, assessment and planning, Characteristics of effective learning, Anaphylaxis and Epi-Pen, FGM and Prevent Duty, Level 3 Safeguarding.

Kerri – Level 3 Senior Practitioner Upstairs, SENDCo (Toddler 2/Pre-School Room)

Hi I'm Kerri, I have been in childcare from the age of 16, I have and always will have a passion for working with children of all ages, I like seeing children achieve and exceed in their goals. I thoroughly enjoy being a practitioner and working alongside all children watching them grow, develop and achieve their millstones. I love being part of over the rainbow team.

Laura H – Level 3 Practitioner Upstairs (Baby/Toddler 1 Room)

Hello, I am Laura but all the children call me Harper because we have a few Laura’s here! I joined Over The Rainbow in 2015 as a Level 2 Practitioner and completed my Level 3 qualification while working here. I have a real passion for childcare and child development and I enjoy watching all of the children grow during their time with us.
My favourite thing to do is read stories to the children, giving the story meaning and watching their faces light up as we flick through the pages. Over The Rainbow is my second home and I love that we are able to make the children feel the same.

Sally – Level 3 Practitioner Upstairs (Toddler 2/Pre-School Room)

My name is Sally and I have been working with children aged 3 months – 4 years for 24 years now! Working my way up from being unqualified to a Level 3 Practitioner. I love working with children and seeing them grow and reaching their milestones. My interests are watching sports on TV and spending time with my family. I also like to take part in special events like cake bakes, and walks for good causes.

Catherine – Level 3 Practitioner Upstairs (Toddler 2/Pre-School Room) 

My name is Catherine and I love being able to help the children in their learning and development and to see their confidence grow when they achieve something.

Vezire – Level 3 Practitioner Downstairs (Baby/Toddler 1 Room)

 

Kuljit (Kaye) - Level 3 Practitioner Upstairs (Toddler 2/Pre-School Room)

 

Jodie – Level 2 Practitioner (Currently studying for Level 3) Upstairs (Baby/Toddler 1 Room) 

I have worked with children for over 10 years including being a party host, a children’s holiday rep and a dance teacher. What inspired me was the birth of my young sibling and watching her grow and develop gave me the passion to choose this career.
I feel proud to say that I work in Early Years and I find it such a rewarding job and it is amazing to feel that you have helped the children to grow and learn.

Vjollca – Level 2 Practitioner (Currently studying for Level 3) Downstairs (Baby-Toddler 1 Room)

 

Joanne - Level 3 Practitioner Downstairs (Baby-Toddler 1 Room)

 

Senyon - Level 2 Practitioner – Downstairs (Baby -/Toddler 1 Room)

 

Karen - Level 2 Practitioner – Upstairs (Toddler 2/Pre-School Room)

 

Servete - Level 2 Practitioner (Currently studying for Level 3) Downstairs (Baby/Toddler 1 Room)

 

Charlotte - Unqualified Practitioner Downstairs (Baby /Toddler 1 Room)

 

Lisa - QTS (qualified teacher status) Upstairs (Toddler 2/Pre-School Room)

 

Georgia - Level 3 Practitioner Downstairs (Baby-Toddler 1 Room)

 

Sophie - Apprentice Downstairs (Baby/Toddler 1 Room)

 

Paris - Unqualified Practitioner Upstairs  (Toddler2 / Pre-School Room)

 

Caitlin - Level 3 Practitioner Downstairs (Baby-Toddler 1 Room)

 

Jean - Level 3 Practitioner Upstairs (Toddler 2/Pre-School Room)

 

Joanna - SEN support and Keyworker

 

Jessica – Nursery Cook - Currently on Maternity Leave

 

Charley – Nursery Cook

 

Megan – Kitchen Assistant

 

The staff at Over The Rainbow Day Nursery are overseen by both the owners of the setting, the manager, who is supported by a deputy manager and also a third in charge to ensure that there is always somebody in authority on the premises.

We feel it is very important  that we have the right team in place in order to provide the best possible care for the children, as such any new members of staff are employed on a 6 month probationary period to ensure that they share our values and are a perfect fit for our “family feel” team.

Over The Rainbow Day Nursery follow a safer recruitment procedure in respect of any prospective employees, which includes an initial interview followed by 2 trial days.
Following this and before appointment 2 references are requested, one being from the most recent employer and an enhanced DBS check is also obtained. All candidates must provide proof of identification and qualification certificates at the interview.

Currently we have a team of 18 childcare practitioners, of which 12 are qualified to Level 3 or above, 2 are qualified to Level 2 and working towards their Level 3 and 2 are currently studying for their Level 2 qualifications. Our remaining 2 members of staff are unqualified but will undertake a childcare qualification supported by us.

We also have 2 cooks, who prepare our meals freshly each day, both have relevant food hygiene qualifications, they have also completed training on allergy awareness.

All of our staff have an enhanced DBS check and our childcare staff have all been trained in paediatric first aid, child protection, prevent duty and radicalisation, FGM, behaviour management, food hygiene and the characteristics of effective learning. We also have a designated safeguarding team, who have received training from the local authority and our staff regularly update their knowledge in respect of safeguarding.

We operate a comprehensive training programme for all staff. Every member of staff that works downstairs has received specific training in the care of 0-2 year old's.

The staffing structure at Over The Rainbow Day Nursery consists of: 

  • OWNERS: Responsible for all staff and maintaining the nursery as a whole.
  • MANAGER: Responsible for the overall running of the nursery. The Manager is experienced and qualified in all aspects of childcare holding full NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification as well as a wealth of experience.
  • DEPUTY MANAGER: The Deputy represents the Manager and is a professionally qualified specialist with many years of 'hands on' experience.
  • KEY-WORKERS: Each child is allocated a'key-worker', who takes a special interest in their welfare. The 'key­worker' develops a close relationship with your child in order to help them settle into nursery life. Through observation, record-keeping and assessment they can monitor each child's progress and keep you accurately informed. All staff are trained in First Aid and encouraged to further their experience by attending regular training days in all aspects of childcare. 

We aim to bring the loving care and guidance of home life into the nursery, thus catering for the growth and overall development of each individual child.

Our Address

Over The Rainbow Day Nursery
7, Victoria Road
Romford
Essex
RM1 2JT

Contact Details

Telephone : 01708 756695
Email : info@overtherainbowdaynursery.co.uk
Website : overtherainbowdaynursery.co.uk

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