Rachael founded Fairytale Theatre in 2019 after working with children for 13 years. Alongside this she also works as an Early Years Practitioner at a pre-school in Gravenhurst and has a Level 3 CACHE Diploma in childcare and education. Rachael is also an accredited Mindfulness teacher having completed a Diploma in Mindfulness for Children with a distinction
Rachael is passionate about theatre and studied it throughout school as well as being trained by Kingdom School of Arts in London for several years. She previously worked for a local children's theatre group for 4 years gaining a wealth of experience in her time there and was in charge of up to 35 children.
Rachael has the following qualifications and training:
- CACHE Diploma in childcare and education Level 3
- Diploma in Mindfulness for Children
- Foundation course in Signalong phase 1 (sign supported communication)
- Advanced DBS (update service)
- Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
- Febrile seizure training
- Anaphylaxis and Asthma training
- The essentials of GDPR
- Safeguarding and Promoting the welfare of children and young people
- Prevent, FGM and child sexual exploitation online training courses
- Talk for All - promoting speech, language and communication
- Level 2 - food hygiene
- Managing feelings and behaviour in early years
- Directors workshop Royal Shakespeare Company
Rachael is an established director and producer and is the Chairman of a local amateur dramatic society, working both back stage and appearing in Stage productions herself.
Keith owns his own business working as a handyman "KVB Property Services" and is the set builder for a local amateur dramatic society as well as an active committee member. He is in charge of the accounts at Fairytale Theatre and will be dealing with all the admin including invoices and registration for the children. He will be the happy face on the door signing all the children in for their sessions as well as handing out letters.
Keith has the following qualifications
- Working at heights
= Qualified PAT tester
Keith is an established lighting man and set builder and is an active committee member of a local amateur dramatic society as the treasurer. He designs and runs the lighting for their shows. Keith is Fairytale Theatre's Technical Manager and will be running sound and lighting for our productions
BERTIE THE BEAR
Bertie will be joining our Mini Storytellers as our Mascot in their session. He is very shy but looking forward to meeting our young storytellers. Bertie loves stories and is a close friend of the 3 bears so he knows the stress they went through when Goldilocks came into their house. He is excited to meet everyone and he has so many stories that he can't wait to share with you all. Bertie watches the sessions and hands out stickers to those who join in the best!
Bertie is wearing the t-shirt that is available for members to purchase for a reasonable price. We have 5 sizes available:
3 - 4 years
5 - 6 years
7 - 8 years
9 - 10 years
11 - 12 years
Please contact us if you wish to purchase one for your child. T-shirt order forms will be handed out once your child joins up.