Director

Nominated supervisor – Responsible Person

Marion Hayes

Marion Hayes

  • Owner of Rainbow Valley since 1995
  • Diploma of Teaching
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes

  • Owner of Rainbow Valley since 1995
  • Diploma of Teaching
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

The Directors of the service are available between 8am and 4pm daily unless an alternate educator has been nominated to be Duty Manager in the director’s absence. The Directors and Duty Managers may not be located at the front office but will be on the premises and be available to support the needs and enquiries of families as required.  Please enquire at the office if assistance is needed.  Changes to Duty Managers will be notified through signage at the office.

Certified Supervisor (CS) (Responsible Person)

A staff member is nominated to be a Certified Supervisor (CS) at times when the nominated supervisor or Duty Manager for the whole service is not on the service grounds, particularly at the opening and closing times.  There is a person in charge (Responsible Person) for each section –Infants / Toddlers, Kindergarten / Afterschool. These persons have been deemed fit for this responsibility and are able to make judgments, respond to incidents, communication and ensuring that the service meets compliance obligations. The responsible person for these occasions is nominated on the roster, which is placed at the front of each section.

Administration

Cristy Crosby

Cristy Crosby

Stacey Joseph

Stacey Joseph

Our administrators are available to support your needs in relation to booking enquiries, management of fees and day-to-day business.

Contact hours:

Monday: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Tuesday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Contact email: admin.rainbowvalley@bigpond.com

Educators

At Rainbow Valley, we have three teaching hubs that support continuous care and education of children at our service.

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Teaching Hubs

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Junior

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Kindergarten

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Before and After School

Within each Hub there’s a Cluster of Educators that support the program for each group of children. In each Hub there are Early Childhood Teachers / Lead Educators that have a higher qualification that oversee the curriculum development and management of each Cluster. In some hubs we also have a Co-Lead position which means families benefit from having higher qualified staff that share the responsibilities more evenly. All Educators in your Hub will know your child, however the Educators in your Cluster will have the best knowledge about how to support the development of your child. During the start and end of day, Educators from within the hub from different clusters may support your child’s care. We believe strongly in having as much predictability as we can, therefore, keep our rosters as constant as possible.

Junior Hub (Under 3’s) Infants, Junior Toddlers, Senior Toddlers

Infants Cluster

Sharing roster of 6.15am – 3.15pm / 8.00am – 4.30pm / 8.30am – 6.15pm

Email: infants.rvelc@bigpond.com

Stacey Booth

Stacey Booth

Lead Educator

  • Certificate 3 Early Childhood
  • Studying Diploma Early Childhood
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced: 2015
Alison Giles

Alison Giles

Co-Educator

  • Studying Certificate 3 Early Childhood
  • Commenced 2015
Felisha Lucke

Felisha Lucke

Co-Educator

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced: 2014
Hayley Whitford

Hayley Whitford

Lunch Cover Educator

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced: 2014

Covers Lunches / Non contact time: 11.00am – 2.30pm

Toddlers Hub

Email: junior.rvelc@bigpond.com

Rachael Upton

Rachael Upton

Hub Manager, Co-Lead Educator

  • Diploma Children Services
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced: 2013
Linda Moroney

Linda Moroney

Educator

  • Diploma Early Childhood
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced 2011
Rhiannon Williams

Rhiannon Williams

Lead Educator

  • Advanced Diploma Early Childhood
  • Studying Bachelor Education
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced: 2016
Cassie Tufrey

Cassie Tufrey

Educator

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced: 2016
Peta Blanchard

Peta Blanchard

Lead Educator

  • Equivalent Diploma Early Childhood
  • Studying Bachelor Early Childhood
  • Commenced: 2014
Jody Ahchay

Jody Ahchay

Educator

  • Diploma Children Services
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced 2013
Nicole Dickens

Nicole Dickens

Lunch Cover Educator

  • Studying Bachelor of Education
  • Commenced 2017
Yvonne Tahitahi

Yvonne Tahitahi

Lunch Cover Educator

  • Studying Cert 3 Early Childhood
  • Commenced 2018

Kindergarten Hub (3 – 5’s) Yellow, Red, Orange

Yellow Cluster

Email: yellow.rvelc@bigpond.com

Kirsty Petersen

Kirsty Petersen

Early Childhood Teacher

  • Bachelor Education – Early Childhood
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced: 2004
Courtney Bridgeman

Courtney Bridgeman

Co-Educator

  • Studying
  • Commenced: 2017
Tina Neville

Tina Neville

Support Educator

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced: 2011

Red Cluster

Email: red.rvelc@bigpond.com

Karin Prasser

Karin Prasser

Early Childhood Teacher

  • Diploma Teaching Early Childhood
  • Bachelor Early Education
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced: 1995
Kira Niesler

Kira Niesler

Co Educator

  • Studying Bachelor Education Early Childhood
  • Diploma Education Support
  • Commenced: 2017

Orange Cluster

Email: orange.rvelc@bigpond.com

Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes

Early Childhood Teacher

  • Diploma Teaching Early Childhood
  • Bachelor Early Childhood
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced: 1995
Sam Tolan

Sam Tolan

Co-Educator

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced: 2012
Charmaine Featherstone

Charmaine Featherstone

Co Educator / Support Educator / Afternoon Lead Educator

  • Diploma Early Childhood
  • Commenced: 2017

Additional Support – Across the Whole Kindergarten

Stepfanie Lyon

Stepfanie Lyon

Early Childhood Teacher

  • Bachelor Learning Management
  • Commenced: 2011
Beau Murphy

Beau Murphy

Outside Lead Educator

  • Diploma Children’s Services
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced: 2013
Dianne Schewighoffer

Dianne Schewighoffer

Art Studio Teacher

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Diploma Children’s Services
  • Bachelor Community Services (honors)
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced: 1995
Mithila Ratnayake

Mithila Ratnayake

Lunch Cover Educator

  • Certificate 3 Early Childhood
  • Commenced 2016

Before School  /  After School  /  Vacation Care Hub

Stepfanie Lyon

Stepfanie Lyon

Early Childhood Teacher

  • Bachelor Learning Management
  • Commenced: 2011
Hayley Whitford

Hayley Whitford

Co-Educator

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced: 2014
Bianca Wilson

Bianca Wilson

Educator

  • Studying Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
  • Master of Music Therapy
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music & Psychology)
  • Commenced 2017
Channelle Kirkpatrick

Channelle Kirkpatrick

Educator

  • Studying Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Commenced 2018

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Acknowledgement

The educators  and children at Rainbow Valley Early Learning Centre wish to acknowledge and pay respects to the past, present and future traditional  elders of the land in which we work, play and learn.

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