Our Staff

We are incredibly proud of the commitment and dedication of our staff team and the emphasis that is placed on supporting staff in their continuing professional development.

All of our staff have either attained or are working towards childcare qualifications. We take a very pro-active approach to our teams and promote a sense of belonging and involvement in the nursery. By investing in the team and their abilities, we receive a high level of reward in staff performance which in turn benefits the children in our care.

As part of Social Care & Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS) guidelines, all staff will require to be Disclosure Scotland checked under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and their professional references rigorously verified prior to recruitment.

Our newly employed staff receive a comprehensive induction programme of training as they start their career with us. Their induction covers subjects such as first aid, basic food hygiene and also to familiarise themselves with our policies and procedures.

Abby MacGregor

SVQ 2&3 in Children’s Care and Learning Development

First Aid

Ashley McGoldrick

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

February 2018

Qualifications:

HNC in Early Education and Childcare

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, HIV & Aids

Aynsley Doran

SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People)

First Aid

Caron Lynas

ELCC Senior Practitioner

Started:

July 2012

Qualifications:

NC & HNC Early Education & Childcare, Level 8 PDA Childhood Practice

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Manual Handling, Child Protection, Infection Control,, Health and Safety, HIV & Aids, GIRFEC

Catherine Marshall

HNC in Early Education and Childcare

Working towards her PDA Childhood Practice

First Aid, Food and Hygiene, HIV, Creative Skills, Health and Safety

Cherie Russell

SVQ 3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

First Aid, Creative Skills, Health and Safety

Chenise Edgar

Trainee ELCC Practitioner

Started:

February 2017

Qualifications:

Working towards Level 7 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Chloe Hindhaugh

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

September 2014

Qualifications:
Level 7 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Food and Hygiene

Claire Flynn

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

August 2013

Qualifications:

Level 7 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Certificated Courses:

Health and Safety, Infection Control, GIRFEC, First Aid

Donna Pritchard

Curriculum Manager 

Started:

February 2011

Qualifications:

Level 7 in Childcare & Education
Level 8 PDA Plus in Childhood Practice

Certificated Courses:

Food and Hygiene, GIRFEC,irst Aid, Health & Safety
Child Protection, Manual Handling, Fire Warden, Infection Control, HEP B & HEP C awareness, Midas bus training, HIV & Aids

Dale Martin

Assistant ELCC Practitioner

Started:

February 2016

Qualifications:

 Level 7 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

First Aid

Eleanor Fox

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

April 2014

Qualifications:

S.N.N.E.B  in Education and Training in Nursery Nursing

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Food and Hygiene

Emma Hoey

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

August 2013

Qualifications:

Level 7 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Health and Safety, Infection Control, GIRFEC

Emma Sutherland

ELCC Senior Practitioner

Started:

March 2018

Qualifications:

SVQ 2&3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Food Allergen Awareness,Manual Handling,

Hannah O'Brien

Assistant ELCC Practitioner

Started:

Nov 2015

Qualifications:

 Level 7 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

First Aid

Heather McCulloch

Assistant ELCC Practitioner

Started:

February 2016

Qualifications:

Level 7 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

First Aid

Julie Ann McCheyne

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

August 2015

Qualifications:

HNC in Early Education and Childcare, working towards BA Childhood Practice

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Food and hygiene, Health Behaviour level 1, Raising the issues of maternal and Infant Nutrition, HIV & Aids

Leah Jaffray

ELCC Senior  Practitioner

Started:

March 2013

Qualifications:

HNC in Early Education and Childcare

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Child Protection, Infection Control, Health and Safety, Food and Hygiene, HIV & Aids, GIRFEC

Lyndsey Gillon

Trainee ELCC Practitioner

Started:

January 2017

Qualifications:

Working towards Level 7 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Lydia Mooney

Assistant ELCC Practitioner

Started:

November  2017

Qualifications:

Working towards Level 7 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Maria Leggate

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

February 2015

Qualifications:
Level 7 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Manual Handling, Food and Hygiene, Infection Control,

Morgan Struthers

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

August 2014

Qualifications:
Levle 7 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Food and Hygiene

Nicola Reid

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

September 2013

Qualifications:

Level 7 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Health and Safety, Creative Skills, Food and Hygiene, GIRFEC

Nicole Gibb

Assistant ELCC Practitioner

Started:

August 2016

Qualifications:

Level 7 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Sarah Dunne

ELCC Senior Practitioner

 Started: August 2012

Qualifications:
SVQ 2 & 3 Early Years Care & Education

 Working towards Level 8 PDA Childhood Practice

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Food Hygiene, Child Protection, Infection Control
GIRFEC, Health & Safety, Manual Handling

Tayler Nelson

Assistant ELCC Practitioner

Started: April 2018

Qualifications:

Level 7 Social Services and (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

First Aid

Toni McGill

ViviLnk

Started:

February 2016

Qualifications:

Level 7 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Chelsea Edgar

SVQ 2&3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

First Aid, Creative Skills, Health and Safety

Jane McKechnie

ELCC Practitioner

 Started:

August 2013

Qualifications:

SVQ 2 & 3 in Childcare & Education

Certificated Courses:

Red Cross First Aid, Food Hygiene, Risk Assessment Training, HIV Awareness, Infection Control , GIRFEC, Child Protection, Health & Safety, Midas bus training.

Kathryn Fish

 

Assistant ELCC Practitioner

Started:

 March 2017

Qualifications:

NC Childcare and Education, Working towards level 7 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

Liz Maxwell

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

February 2013

Qualifications:
SVQ 2 & 3 Early Years Care & Education
SVQ 4 Playwork

Certificated Courses:

HIV Awareness, Food Hygiene
Risk Assessment Training, Child Protection Awareness, St Andrews First Aid, Infection Control, GIRFEC, First Aid, Health & Safety

Tanika Smart

Trainee ELCC Practitioner

Started:

Qualifications:

Certificated Courses:

Julie Rundell

Nursery Chef

Started: February 2011

Certificated Courses:
Food Hygiene (advanced)

Claire Lawson

Assistant Nursery Chef

Started: May 2015

Certificated Courses:

Food Hygiene

Audra Jardin

Nursery Chef

Started: April 2018

Certificated Courses:

Food Hygiene (Intermediate)