Our Team

Each day your child will be greeted by either our Pre-School Manager Claire de Ruiter or our Qualified Pre-School Assistants Jill Zeiss & Hazel Cantrell, and at least one of the other assistants.
The whole team have a great deal of experience working with children. We operate a key worker system, so a single member of staff will keep a close eye on your child's development. 

Staff:child ratios are 1:4 for children under 3 years and 1:8 for children over 3 years. 
All staff are police-checked and qualified in paediatric first aid.

Teaching & Learning Team

Claire de Ruiter
Jill Zeiss

Claire also holds Diplomas in preschool practice and works at Rainow Primary School, so remains a familiar face as the children move on to 'big' school. 

Hazel Cantrell


Elizabeth Martin
Jane Drage


Our fantastic committee is a group of parents/carers who meet regularly. As a charitable organisation, we couldn't run without the invaluable support and expertise of the committee members. They are pivotal in leading the fundraising events which generates essential funds to support the long term running of the setting.
All parents/carers are invited and welcome to join committee meetings.
Current members are:
  • Kathy Lewis, Chair
  • Rebecca Ford, Secretary
  • Jacqui Bell, Treasurer
  • Rebecca Cairns, Fees Officer & admin
  • Gemma Reynolds, Fundraising

Website created by Rainow Pre-School staff, committee, parents and carers with Wix.com 

Photo Credit

Karen Hall

Contact us

To speak to us about admissions, call 01625 574069 during session hours, or email rainowpreschool@hotmail.com