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

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

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
5
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, Junior Toddlers, Senior Toddlers

Junior Hub (under 3’s) Infants

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

Email: infants.rvelc@bigpond.com

Linda Moroney

Linda Moroney

Educator

  • Diploma Early Childhood
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced 2011
Felisha Lucke

Felisha Lucke

Educator

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2014
Yvonne Tahitahi

Yvonne Tahitahi

Co-Educator

  • Studying Cert 3 Early Childhood
  • Commenced 2018
Hayley Wright

Hayley Wright

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

Rhiannon Purkis

Rhiannon Purkis

Educator/Hub Manager

  • Advanced Diploma Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2016
Ruiqing Zhao

Ruiqing Zhao

Educator (Monday)

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2020
Jody Ahchay

Jody Ahchay

Educator (Tuesday - Friday)

  • Diploma Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2013
Stacey Gilson

Stacey Gilson

Educator

  • Diploma Early Childhood
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Commenced: 2015
Charmaine Featherstone

Charmaine Featherstone

Educator

  • Diploma Early Childhood
  • Commenced: 2017
Kaitlin Walker

Kaitlin Walker

Educator

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2020
Maddison Hanna

Maddison Hanna

Educator

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2020
Talia McCloskey

Talia McCloskey

Trainee Educator

  • Studying Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2020
Sally Baker

Sally Baker

Co-Educator

  • Studying Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2020
  • Covers lunches / non contact Mon – Fri 11.00am – 5.00pm

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

Yellow Cluster

Email: yellow.rvelc@bigpond.com

Kristy Smith

Kristy Smith

Early Childhood Teacher

  • Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care / Studying Bachelor of Education
  • Commenced 2019
Courtney Bridgeman

Courtney Bridgeman

Educator

  • Studying Bachelor of Education
  • Commenced 2017

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
Niki Ivill

Niki Ivill

Educator

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2019

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

Educator

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

Additional Support – Across the Whole Kindergarten

Stepfanie Lyon

Stepfanie Lyon

Early Childhood Teacher

  • Bachelor Learning Management
  • Commenced: 2011
Michelle Proctor

Michelle Proctor

Outside Educator

  • Diploma Children’s Services
  • Commenced 2017
Dianne Schewighoffer

Dianne Schewighoffer

Art Studio Teacher

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

Alana Gollschewsky

Float / Support Educator

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced: 2019
Chanelle Kirkpatrick

Chanelle Kirkpatrick

Lunch Cover Educator (Monday & Tuesday)

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

Before School  /  After School  /  Vacation Care Hub

Stepfanie Lyon

Stepfanie Lyon

Early Childhood Teacher

  • Bachelor Learning Management
  • Commenced: 2011
Hayley Wright

Hayley Wright

Educator

  • Certificate 3 Children’s Services
  • Commenced: 2014
Rhiamna Schmidt

Rhiamna Schmidt

Co - Educator

  • Studying Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Commenced 2019

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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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