Director

Nominated supervisor – Responsible Person

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.

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)
Karin Prasser

Karin Prasser

Early Childhood Teacher

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

Administration

Cristy Crosby

Cristy Crosby

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

Contact hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Contact email: admin.rainbowvalley@bigpond.com

Kitchen

Tanya Tremain

Tanya Tremain

Cook

  • Food Safety Supervisor
  • Commenced 2022
Melissa Miles

Melissa Miles

Cook

  • Food Safety Supervisor
  • Commenced 2022

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
5
Kindergarten
5
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, Toddlers

Infants (0 – 2)

Sharing Roster of 6.15am – 2.45pm / 7.30am – 4.00pm / 8.45am – 6.15pm
Email: infants.rvelc@bigpond.com

Charmaine Featherstone

Charmaine Featherstone

Educator

  • Diploma Early Childhood
  • Commenced: 2017
Maddison Hanna

Maddison Hanna

Educator

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Commenced 2020
Jessica Medway

Jessica Medway

Educator

  • Certificate 3 Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Commenced 2021
Tahlia Olajos

Tahlia Olajos

Trainee Educator

  • Commenced 2022

Toddlers Hub (18m – 3)

Email: junior.rvelc@bigpond.com

Stacey Gilson

Stacey Gilson

Educator

  • Diploma Early Childhood
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced: 2015
Jennifer Sutton

Jennifer Sutton

Educator

  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2020
Patricia Stephens

Patricia Stephens

Educator

  • Diploma Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Commenced 2022
Emily Robinson

Emily Robinson

Educator

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2022
Sandra Suter

Sandra Suter

Educator

  • Diploma Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Commenced 2022
Sree Ramesh

Sree Ramesh

Educator

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Commenced 2022
Justyne Roth

Justyne Roth

Educator

  • Studying Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Commenced 2023
Stephanie McGuire

Stephanie McGuire

Educator

  • Certificate III Education Support
  • Studying Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Commenced 2024
Kaitlin Miles

Kaitlin Miles

Trainee

  • Commenced 2022
Ruusa Strom

Ruusa Strom

Trainee

  • Commenced 2022

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

Yellow Kindy

Email: yellow.rvelc@bigpond.com

Peta Blanchard

Peta Blanchard

Educator

  • Studying Bachelor of Education
  • Commenced 2014
Alyssa Jensen

Alyssa Jensen

Educator

  • Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Commenced 2023
Leah Creighton-Wood

Leah Creighton-Wood

Educator

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Commenced 2023

Red Kindy

Email: red.rvelc@bigpond.com

Stepfanie Lyon

Stepfanie Lyon

Early Childhood Teacher

  • Bachelor Learning Management
  • Commenced: 2011
Linda Moroney

Linda Moroney

Educator

  • Diploma Early Childhood
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced 2011

Orange Kindy

Email: orange.rvelc@bigpond.com

Kristy Smith

Kristy Smith

Early Childhood Teacher

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Commenced 2019
Brianna Fox

Brianna Fox

Educator

  • Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care – Studying Diploma
  • Commenced 2021

Schoolies Hub (Before School, After School, Vacation)

These staff also support the Kindergarten

Michelle Proctor

Michelle Proctor

Educator

  • Diploma Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2017
Sheree Betts

Sheree Betts

Educator

  • Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Commenced 2022
Sally Baker

Sally Baker

Educator

  • Studying Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2020
Kate Creff

Kate Creff

Trainee

  • Commenced 2024

Kindergarten Support

Charmon Mowle

Charmon Mowle

Educator

  • Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Commenced 2024
Gayathri Gudupu

Gayathri Gudupu

Educator

  • Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Commenced 2023
Jessica Cole

Jessica Cole

Trainee

  • Commenced 2022
Brittany Ehlers

Brittany Ehlers

Trainee

  • Commenced 2023

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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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