Staff – Rayleigh

Owner:   Myra Argentieri B.A.(Hons), Dpp, Early Years Professional,

Early Years Foundation Degree, Qualified NVQ Assessor, Former OFSTED Nursery Inspector ‘Suitable Person’

Nursery Manager:   Ellie Powell.


As a nursery we understand that we are only as good as the people who work for us. We therefore have a very carefully planned staff recruitment and training programme. All our staff are DBS checked and cleared. We aim to employ the highest possible calibre of early years staff and are thrilled to have early years graduates in our staff team. In addition, we always aim to employ staff with a minimum level three early years qualification. It is part of our staff conditions of employment that all staff continue to attend regular training, so that they remain up-to-date with current research and thinking on the best way to support children’s learning and development.


Key Persons – it is recognised good practice to organise staff teams into ‘key persons’. At Rainbow the staff in each room are allocated responsibility for specific groups of children. Although our staff play and work with all the children, they take a special interest in their individual key children’s progress and development and ensure that their developmental profiles are regularly updated and shared with parents/carers.


Full details of the staff who will be caring for your child will be shared with parents in our individual room welcome packs, that each parent receives when their child starts at Rainbow.