Meet Our Team

Tor Walton

Hi my name is Tor, and I am the Manager at Little Rainbow Nursery. 

I started my career with children working in my Grandma's school 11 years ago. Since then I have been a Senior Nursery Nurse in a busy nursery in Leeds. I went on to achieve my Level 4 in Childcare and I worked hard to be a qualified NVQ Assessor in Childcare and Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

I am so excited to get back to my roots and to be engaging with the two years old at Little Rainbow!

I am also a busy mum and weekends are often spent sharing our love of ballet, horse riding, swimming and shopping with my four year old daughter, and chasing my very active one year old son around, forever rescuing him from muddy puddles and doing other fun activities, like playing with our dog Frankie!!

Louise Scattergood

Hello, I'm Louise. After gaining my degree at Leeds University, I went on to work as a Manager in the Hotel and Leisure industry for 10 years, before starting my family.

After having my two children I realised how much I enjoyed spending time with my little ones, and when Little Rainbow Nursery started up, it was the ideal opportunity for me to gain my Level 3 Early Years Educator Award. I love every minute working with the children in the two year old room.

My weekends are filled up with ballet, swimming and football with my children. There's never a dull moment, if we're not doing activities we are out walking our two dogs Saffie and Milo. 

Gilly Strickleton

Hello, my name is Gilly, my work is primarily focused on the three plus age group at Little Rainbow Nursery, but I enjoy being involved with all ages.

I have been educating children throughout their Early Years for thirty five years! First working in an Independent School, with children aged two to eleven, then now, thoroughly enjoying being in at the start of a new venture of Nursery education in Pontefract.

In my spare time, I enjoy walking our four Border Collie dogs. I am a qualified Kennel Club  Competitive Obedience Judge and most weekends are spent competing to Championship level or  judging dogs of all standards around Britain.

Diane Ross

Hiya, my name is Diane, I happily work with all age groups at Little Rainbow Nursery, but I have  most experience working with three year olds. I have worked in an Independent School for over thirty years, where I gained my CACHE Level 3 in Preschool Practice, and I particularly enjoyed the preparation of children ready for their transition to Reception Class in the school of their parents’ choice.

I am a doting Grandma, taking my work home at weekends to play with my three grandchildren, and I am also a keen caravanner, spending weekends relaxing away from home, often with my travelling cat Spike!