Meet the team

We work hard to make sure children are armed with the right skills for school. Each child is unique and we individually encourage everyone to make sure they are the best they can be.

We created a safe nursery environment, and learning opportunities were always plentiful. Our staff are filled with passion, enthusiasm and a never-ending commitment to the children. Parents are always reassured that their child is happy because their emotional needs are met, their interests are fostered and their individuality is respected.

We continue to preserve this model in all of our nurseries and ensure our children are happy, sociable, confident, independent, creative and unique. We urge them to explore and try new things and make sure they are challenged each and every day.

Rainbow Childcare Centre Limited – Owner

Mary Darlington

Mary Darlington

I have worked in variety of childcare settings for 29 years. This experience has helped to develop my knowledge on how children learn and develop. I am dedicated to my position and believe in working with parents and staff to provide the best start to each child’s education and providing a safe, secure and stimulating environment for all children. My qualifications include: NNEB, ADCE, Foundation Degree and a BA (Hons) in Childcare and Education. These qualifications only make up part of my education as each day I learn more from the children I care for.

I am enthusiastic and passionate about ensuring all staff and children have a fun-filled and exciting day with lots of learning opportunities.

Ryhall Childcare Centre

Julie Beecham

Julie Beecham
My name is Julie and I am the manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Ryhall Childcare Centre
I have worked in Childcare for over 30 years for the last 13 years I have managed Ryhall Childcare Centre. In my 30 years of caring for children I have seen many changes in practice and the curriculum.
My passion is still the safety, happiness and well-being of all children entrusted to our care

Kim Heames

Kim Heames
Hello I am Kim. I have worked at Ryhall Childcare Centre for 4 years. I am a level 3 practitioner.
I love Ryhall Childcare Centre, all three of my children have attended over the last 11 years. It has such a happy warm atmosphere where I am proud to I now work.

Zoe Shewring

I am Zoe, I have been working at Ryhall Childcare Centre for over 18 months. I have 16 years of experience in working in childcare alongside to having my own two children

Juliette Taylor

Juliette Taylor
Hi, my name is Juliette and I have recently become a play leader at Ryhall Childcare Centre. I initially qualified with a Btec National Diploma in Early Childhood Studies. I then went on to gain a BEd Honours in Primary Education. I have 11 years experience as a primary school teacher, mainly based with EYFS and key stage 1 children. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with this great nursery team, sharing and implementing our wealth of knowledge and experience to create a nurturing and enriching environment for our nursery and pre school children.

Rainbow Childcare Centre (Exton)

Leanne Murphy

Hello my name is Leanne, 

I have worked in childcare since 2013 and I am fully committed to helping children to grow and learn within a nourishing and enriching environment. I started in childcare with my level 3 and have worked my way up to my BA (HONS) degree in early childhood studies. Within childcare I have also been able to climb the ladder working from a practitioner all the way up to managerial roles. I am a very enthusiastic person who loves all things music, dancing, and spending time outside.

As a manger I intend to bring the ability to create an environment that is homely, cosy, safe, and secure for all children. I strive to ensure all children’s individualities are celebrated, and that their development is supported and catered for all needs. I aim to ensure that all staff feel happy and safe within the work environment, as well as having the knowledge and ability needed to work within the sector confidently. Safeguarding will always be paramount as well as the children’s and families needs. 


Elsie Poole

Hello, my name is Elsie Poole, and I am Level 3 qualified in childcare. I am currently working towards a BA honour in Child Psychology which I am thoroughly enjoying. I am using my knowledge from studying to help me with my work and using my work to help with my studies. In the future, I hope to become a child psychologist or behaviour mentor. I love being a part of a child’s development and watching them grown into cheeky little characters. I always ensure children are safe and well looked after when your precious little ones are in my hands. I am an enthusiastic individual who loves getting messy and loves to explore the outside areas with the children. I am a happy individual who is always positive. I am a huge Disney lover who is always full of energy. I will always put 110% into supporting your children to develop and meet targets within the safe, happy, enriched environment.