Our Team

Our Team

With over 100 years of combined early years care and education experience, Rainbow Teddies Pre-school employs well experienced, competent, caring staff.

Essential Information

  • All staff employed by the setting, or any volunteer attending the setting on a regular basis, are vetted and undertake a check through the Disclousure and Barring Service (DBS).
  • All staff have Paediatric First Aid Training Certificates.
  • All staff are encouraged to attend courses to gain relevant qualifications, to acquire new skills and to up-date current methods and practices.
  • The Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinators (SENDCo) update their training regularly to ensure that current practices are employed within the group.
  • We also operate a Key Person system whereby all children are allocated a qualified member of staff who will be responsible for liaising with parents, monitoring the progress of a small group of children and coordinating each child’s Learning Journey Profile.
  • Finally, Rainbow Teddies provides very good adult-to-child ratios to ensure the safety of the children in its care.  The ratio is at least 1 adult to 4 children for under 3′s and 1 adult to 6 children for 3′s and over.

Our Manager

Nanda joined Raindow Teddies in September 2011 and is our lead safeguarding
and child protection officier.  Her qualifications include NVQ 4 in Childcare, Learning
and Development.

Our Team


Qualified Leader

Lynne’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Education and she is an early years specialist. Lynne is our preschool curriculum co-ordinator.



With an NVQ in Childcare and Education Clare helped to set up the Happy Hands toddler group in Thornbury.



Laura has a BA(Hons) in social Social Science and has worked in a variety of childcare and education settings since 2002. Laura is our Teddy Tot curriculum coordinator and is a session leader.


Qualified Assistant

Angharad’s qualifications include an NVQ3 in Early Years Care and Education. She has worked in childcare for 14 years, including overseas.


Qualified Assistant

Nichola’s qualifications include a CACHE diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB). She has worked in a variety of childcare settings for 20 years.


Qualified Assistant

Sadie has a Level 3 certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. She has worked in various schools and nurseries in and around Bristol.


General Assistant

Annie has a NVQ Level 3 in Child Care and Education.


General Assistant

Jo has experience of working in a primary school and being a school governor.


Book keeper

Katy is our book keeper for the committee.

Management Committee

Our preschool is parent-led. This means that we are run by a Management Committee made up of volunteer parents and carers of the children currently attending our preschool. In line with our Constitution the pre-school cannot exist without it.

The Management Committee is responsible for:-
• managing the pre-school’s finances
• employing the staff and manager of the pre-school
• ensuring that the preschool has and works towards policies that help it to provide a high-quality service
• ensuring the preschool works in partnership with the childrens’ parents

We also get involved in a whole variety of other activities including:-
• fundraising to buy additional resources and improve the preschool
• promoting the pre-school

All parents/carers are invited to the Annual General Meeting which takes place in the first autumn term. During the AGM, nominations are sought for a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer, and other supportive roles, for election onto the Management Committee which meets once a term.

Call us: 01454 867231

Email us: rainbowteddiespreschool@gmail.com