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.

Enkeleda – Deputy Manager, Toddler 1 Lead.

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.

Corinne – Administrator

Corinne has many years of experience within Early Years, having run her own settings for the best part of 23 years. She is a qualified Level 3 Practitioner and has also completed training in safeguarding, 1st Aid, FGM, Prevent, Food Hygiene, Makaton and GDPR. Corinne currently provides administration support on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and is a great asset to our team.

Sam – Joint Pre-School Lead  & 3rd in Charge

Sam has many years of experience in working within the early years sector, both as a childminder and in day care settings - in addition to her Level 3 childcare qualification, she also has the following certificates:-
Paediatric first aid, Supporting 2-3 year olds, Supporting 3-5 year olds, Fire training, Level 2 in food safety, 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.

Jolie – Degree Level Practitioner, Pre-School Lead and SENDCo

Elise – Toddler 2 Lead and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Elise is an experienced practitioner who has been with us since our opening day, in addition to her Level 3 childcare qualification, she also has the following certificates:-
Intermediate Team Leading qualification, Paediatric first aid, Supporting 2 year olds, Supporting 3-5 year olds, Level 3 Safeguarding, Managing Children’s Behaviour, Effective observation, assessment and planning, Characteristics of effective learning, Anaphylaxis and Epi-Pen, FGM and Prevent Duty.

Lisa

Lisa has over 10 years of experience in working within the early years sector, both as a private nanny and in early years settings - in addition to her Level 3 childcare qualification, she also has the following certificates:-
Paediatric first aid, Supporting 2-3 year olds, Supporting 3-4 year olds, food hygiene, 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.

Kautar – Level 4 Practitioner

Sally – Level 3 Practitioner with over 20 year's experience

Laura D – Level 3 Practitioner

Sophie – Level 3 Practitioner

Laura H – Level 3 Practitioner & Fire Marshall

Nicole – Level 3 Practitioner

Lily – Level 3 Practitioner

Ruby – Level 3 Practitioner

Jordyn – Level 3 Practitioner

Laura B – Level 3 Practitioner

Eleanor – Level 2 Practitioner
(Currently awaiting Level 3 Certificate)

Danielle – Level 2 Practitioner
(Currently studying her Level 3)

Jodie – Level 2 Practitioner
(Currently Studying her Level 3)

Leah – Nursery Assistant – Trained in 1st Aid, Makaton, FGM & Prevent

Hafsa – Lunch time cover - Level 3 Qualified

Megan – Lunch Time Cover – Level 3 Qualified

Vjollca– Lunch Time Cover

Tracey – Nursery Cook

Food Hygiene Certificate & Allergy Awareness Certificate

Annette – Kitchen Assistant

Food Hygiene Certificate

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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