Hi my name is Cara. I started at Melville Street on a placement during March 2016 and I started working here officially at the beginning of May 2016 as a Modern Apprentice.
I have always had an interest in childcare and the children’s growth and progress is very important to me.
I am currently based in the pre-school room but I will often help out in the other rooms which is a great opportunity to help me gain more experience.
I am at college working towards my SVQ Level 3 to become a nursery practitioner by the near end of September 2017.
Melville Street have a new play room for the older children to use, complete with a fish tank and other fun and exciting things.
Doesn’t it look fantastic?!
My name is Juan, I came from Malaga to teach Spanish in Scotland.
I previously taught English as a second language in Spain but I wanted to experience a new challenge.
I am excited to be at Doune Terrace doing what I love and I can’t wait to get to know all the children.
Interviews for room supervisors took place on Wednesday 4th May. We are pleased to say that the following staff have been successful and have now been promoted to Room Supervisors.
Cheryl Johnston – Walker Street
Natalie Haining – Doune Terrace
Emma Sloan – Doune Terrace
Steph McQueenie – Melville Street
Steph Pontone – Melville Street
Gemma Reid – Melville Street
Claire Allen also went through this recruitment process and has been promoted to Deputy Manager at Walker Street.
Congratulations to you all and well done!
Five Sisters Zoo is a great day out for all the children – take a look at their website Five Sisters Zoo.
It is located in West Calder which is around a 35 minute drive from the nursery.
The address is Five Sisters Zoo, Gavieside, West Calder, West Lothian, EH55 8PT.
Directions can be found here
The Zoo opens at 10am and the admission cost for groups of 10 or more PAYING adults and children is as follows:
Adult – £9.95
Child over 3 – £7.95
Child under 3 – free of charge
For groups of less than 10 PAYING adults and children the cost is as follows:
Adult – £11.95
Child over 3 – £9.95
Family Day Pass for 2 adults and 2 children is £34 with additional children over 3 costing £7.95
Staff looking to organise a trip should contact Laura Crandles in the first instance to discuss costs for parents etc.
The Zoo can be contacted on 01506 870 000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.