Who We Are

Teddies on a Rainbow

Who We Are

The Early Years practitioners team at Teddies on a Rainbow are a vital part of your child's development and well-being.


We have a dedicated and enthusiastic team with a high level of qualifications and a wealth of expirence across all aspects of child care and the education of young children. All of the practitioners at Teddies hold an Early Years qualification, we work towards continuing professional development, undertaking a variety of courses throughout the year. We strive to keep ourselves informed of development and changes in nursery Day care education.

Helen Strange is the owner of Teddies on a Rainbow and has been working directly with young children and families for 40 years. Mrs Strange has a first class BA Honours Degree in Education, and has Early Years Professional Status. Mrs Stange has gained a Higher Diploma in Professional Studies in Education at University. She is also joint Safeguarding Officer.

Esther Ragnoli has over 15 years expirence of working with children. She is NVQ Level 3 trained and is a qualified Child Psychotherpist. She is the nursery's Child Protection Officer.

Sarah Jeal  joined our team as an Early Years Practitioner in September 2018.  Sarah has many years experience  of supporting young children and has a NVQ Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education.  She is trained in Paediatric First Aid.

Sam Somerville  will be joining the team as an assistant practitioner for two days a week from September 2017

Chris Smith-Page is an Early Years Teacher with a BA Honours Degree in Education. She has worked in a local primary school for the past 12 years and is experienced with traditions from nursery's Special Educational Needs Coordinator.

For further information - e-mail info@teddiesonarainbow.co.uk