Meet Amy

My name is Amy and I have recently graduated with a degree in human biology.

I have always loved working with children and I have decided to pursue this as a career.

I love being creative with the children and helping them to express themselves through creative and messy play.

In my spare time I face-paint for birthday parties and charity events.

A Big Hello To Bally

Hello my name is Bally.

I’m a fun, ambitious and bubbly person with lots of creative experience.

I have bags of energy and I’m really looking forward to sharing that at the nursery.

I love spending time with my family and friends. I have a great relationship with my nieces and nephews and also my friends children who I care deeply for!

I have a passion for travelling and have been lucky to travel all over the world.

I like cooking and baking, enjoy spending time at my fitness classes and love trying new places to eat out.

Let’s Welcome Jenny

My name is Jenny and I’ve started a new career in childcare this June.

My passions are arts and crafts, mindfulness, yoga, outdoor activities, imaginative play and nurturing healthy relationships.

As a mum myself, I know how important it is that your child is looked after in a welcoming and caring environment.

I’m really looking forward to getting to know everyone and helping the children every day.

Say Hello To Jennifer

Hello my name is Jennifer Robertson and I am the new manager of Walker Street, Pre School.

I qualified as a teacher in 2011 and have been working with young children in Primary schools and nurseries ever since.

For 3 years I was the teacher of Doune Terrace and absolutely loved my time there!

Outside of formal teaching I have worked with vulnerable children in Ukraine and have provided support to parents whose children have additional needs.

For the last year I have been living in the Netherlands working on my masters in Educational Research at the University of Utrecht.

I am continuing my studies in Edinburgh and am enthusiastic to apply all my new ideas to the nursery.

I am really excited to work with all the children, parents and staff at Walker Street and am passionate about giving our children the best start.

I look forward to meeting you all.

Introducing Enrique

Hello my name is Enrique, I am from Madrid and moved to Edinburgh in 2015.

I studied Tourism and International Business and worked for a tour operator in Madrid for 3 years however, I have always wanted to work with children.

I am looking forward to working with the children in the nursery as I have been surrounded by children all of my life, with a younger brother and lots of younger cousins.

I love cycling and all outdoor sports.

A Big Welcome To Nadine

Hi my name is Nadine and I am the new temporary cook at Doune Terrace Nursery.

I have a background in catering having worked in different catering settings over the last few years.

I love working with children and I’m looking forward to cooking healthy meals for everyone.

One day I hope to get involved working directly with the children as a childcare practitioner.

Introducing Katey

My name is Katey and I joined Early Days Nursery in May 2018.

I am currently working in the Tweenie Room where I hope to gain more experience and get to know the children.

Everyone has been lovely and very welcoming.

In my spare time I like to go swimming and do theatre productions.  I also love spending time with my family and friends.

Say Hello to Clare

My name is Clare and I am 24 years old, I have just finished my HNC in Childhood practice.  This is my first Nursery Practitioner post.

Previously I was a nanny and volunteered in a primary 4 classroom during my studies.

I have completed two placements, one in a nursery working with children from 3-5 years old and another placement in a primary P1/2 class.

Next year I hope to start my BA in Childhood practice.

Exciting Employee of The Month Information

As part of our staff incentives scheme, we will now also be choosing one member of staff from our admin, cook and maintenance teams every month.

Staff will be recognised for their effort in the following areas:

  1. Enthusiasm

  2. Initiative

  3. Motivation

  4. Positive Attitude

  5. Dedication

  6. Efficiency

Our first Employee of the Month in this category is Ruth Anderson from Melville Street – congratulations!!

Say Hello To Lauren

Hi, my name is Lauren and I have always wanted to work in a nursery. I even had experience in Early days before I got my first job!

The thing I enjoy the most about working with the children is that I get to watch them grow and help them learn.

I am working in the toddler room and I am really looking forward to getting to know all the children.