ABOUT US

Nadia Romano - Founder and Manager of Leigh site

Nadia Romano is the founder of Rain or Shine Forest Preschool Ltd. She manages the Leigh site. She worked as a childminder from 2001-2015. During this time she undertook several training courses culminating in a BA Honours Degree in Early Years Education in 2012. It was during this period of study that Nadia heard about Forest Schools and after further research she decided that she would like to open her own Forest Preschool. She completed her Forest School Leader qualification in July 2015. Nadia also has a current paediatric first aid certificate as well as an additional outdoor first aid certificate. She has attended a Safeguarding Children course during the past 2 years and has a Basic Food Hygiene certificate. She is the designated safeguarding officer and SENCO for the preschool. Nadia works at the preschool full time.

Rebecca Harris - Deputy Manager - Leigh

Rebecca is a qualified early years teacher and also a qualified Forest School Leader. She has a passion for the natural environment and a wealth of experience working with children in the early years. Rebecca has a paediatric first aid qualification as well as an outdoor first aid qualification. She is also a SENCO. 

Suzi Ibbotson - Early Years Practitioner - Leigh

Suzi joined us in September 2018. She has experience of working with young children as she has previously worked as a nanny. 

Nicki Curry - Early Years Practitioner - Leigh

Nicki is a qualified teacher with experience of working in early years. She is an advocate for children learning through play and following their own interests.

Sam Clarke - Manager Juddwood Site

Sam is a qualified KS1 teacher. After starting a family Sam worked as a childminder. She has always been interested in the outdoor environment and what it has to offer children to support their learning and development. Sam also has a Degree in Environmental Science. She will start her Forest School Leader qualification in February 2016. Sam has a current paediatric first aid certificate as well as an additional outdoor first aid certificate. She is also a designated safeguarding officer. Sam works at the preschool full time.

Fran Chevis - Early Years Practitioner - Juddwood

Fran joined us in September 2019. She has completed her Forest School Leader qualification. She has a paediatric first aid qualification as well as an outdoor first aid qualification. 

Gemma Johnson - Juddwood

Gemma joined in February 2020 working 2 days a week. Her children attended Rain or Shine when we first opened. Gemma has a love of the outdoors and wants to share her passion with the children who attend Rain or Shine.