Our Staff

Katya Deere

My name is Katya Deere and I am the Principal at Rainbow Valley Nursery. I am a mother to 3 children, I am a qualified Early Years Practitioner, and have been in the education industry for over 8 years. My Early Years career path has taken me through UK school education systems as well as OFSTED regulated nursery education. During this time, I developed a passion for providing good quality learning experience for children, enabling them to holistically gain the skills needed to build solid foundations, and develop into confident happy individuals.

At Rainbow Valley, I will continue to follow my passion for Early Years Education, ensuring a high quality educational start for every child, as well as overseeing the operations of the nursery, implementing and managing the EYFS curriculum and supporting inclusion within our facilities. To me partnership between parents and the nursery is very important.

Chantell Smith

My Name is Chantell and I am originally from the UK, I have lived in Dubai for over a year and I have enjoyed every minute of it. There is nothing better than waking up to lovely warm weather everyday.

I have been working at Rainbow Valley Nursery for 10 months now and each day has been a pleasure. I love spending time with the children as they put a smile on my face everyday.

The great thing about RVN is that we are like one big family J  “Team work makes the dream work”

Jade Bexter

My name is Jade Bexter and I am from the UK. I am having my first little boy end of March and my husband and I are very excited! I have been working in Dubai for four years, and working at Rainbow Valley Nursery for three of those. I have 11 years of experience working in nurseries, primary schools and dance schools. I enjoy working with young children and watching them grow.

The best thing about working at Rainbow Valley is the amazing team, we all help and care for each other!

Cecile Janse Van Vuuren

My Name is Cecile Janse Van Vuuren, I am originally from South Africa. I am a mother of 3 children, of which two are still in school.  I have been involved in childcare for the past 12 years from 3 month old babies up to 24 months of age. I am very pleased to have made the move to Dubai and to be involved in teaching and assisting in childcare.

I joined Rainbow Valley Nursery as they have a reputation for excellent childcare for babies to toddlers and last year was a year to remember as we had such fun! I love working at Rainbow Valley Nursery!


My name is Nevena Rackovic and I come from Serbia, I have a 2 and a half year old daughter, I love living in Dubai because of the sunshine and its beaches. I have been working at Rainbow Valley Nursery for the last 4 years and I have truly enjoyed it as we have an amazing team that respects and helps each other. Being an expat sometimes can be lonely but having a nice team at work helps as It feels like having family around.

I have studied to be a Pharmaceutical technician. The skills that I have learnt whilst studying this course have been put to use whilst working with children.

I am also an undergraduate physiotherapist. I have practiced in different children’s clinics and this have proven to be an essential part of my curriculum, which gives me unique experience when it comes to working with children.

I can play the flute and I am a very creative person and I enjoy teaching children. I did gymnastics for 4 years and this has helped me to develop my organizational skills as well as my team spirit.

Whilst volunteering for Red Crescent, I was able to develop my organization skills and efficiency further. In Red Crescent, I assisted in organizing and carrying out various events. Whilst working in a multicultural team, I have learnt to be tolerant and flexible and respect the views and cultures of others.


My name is Lia Chagalidze, I was born and raised in Ukraine. After my high school graduation, I attended Tavricheskiy University of economics in Kerch where I received a BA in Economics and Accounting. In 2016 I’ve received my diploma in Early Years Foundation Cache level 3. I have over 5 years experience in Early Years education with diverse range of children in Europe and Asia.

My dream has always been to work with children and help them develop. Childcare is very rewarding and I have been fortunate enough to be able to carry my passion into my daily work environment. Teaching gives me a great sense of achievement by following educational programs and activities to watch children develop skills and personalities for their bright future.

My teaching career started in Mallorca (Spain) when I was employed as an Early Years practitioner at the Country club crèche. I enjoyed many rewarding years teaching 2-3 years olds. Together with my husband and my two children we moved from Spain to Dubai in 2013 and I am very lucky to be working in such a wonderful and warm nursery like “Rainbow valley” where everyone is extremely caring and putting children first. My family and I are very active and we enjoy hiking, swimming and outdoor sports. In my spare time, I love to cook for my family and read when I have the time.

Take a Tour Right Now!!

Take a Tour Right Now

Please call us to arrange a one to one tour of our beautiful facility. We are open from 7am-6pm. Call 971 4 4232540. For out of office hours, you can also leave a message on our answering service and we will call you back.


Main Office:

Arch Tower, Cluster G (Beside KP Mart), Jumeirah Lake Towers, PO Box – 502462


971 4 4232540