OUR TEAM

Without doubt, the best thing about our nursery is the staff team! Our staff have been selected to complement each other with their varied knowledge, experience and qualifications, and support each other in giving the best care and education to each child who passes through our nursery. Using our Staff Supervision and Appraisal system we provide relevant in-house and external training to support and develop our staff team, and ensure we are all up to date with current best practice. Our dedicated and motivated staff team treat every child with affection, patience and enthusiasm.

Kim, January 2014

All of our staff have received HSE Emergency First Aid at Work, REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene and REHIS Control of the Spread of Infection qualifications. All staff are members of SSSC and Enhanced Disclosed.

Quotes

"We found that management and staff had created a happy and welcoming environment for children and parents. Children were seen to eagerly take part in and enjoy the range of activities on offer."
"Through discussion, reviewing documentation and observing practice we found that the manager had the skills and experience to take the staff team forward."
"We found the staff were very enthusiastic and worked as a team."

Care Inspectorate Report, April 2013

"Very happy with the nursery, nursery nurses and key workers are friendly and polite."
"The staff make me feel that they enjoy being with my child. It appears that it’s not just a job but a pleasure."

Parents, March 2013

Staff

Kim – Manager, SVQ level 4, BA Pending June 2018

I have been managing Jack & Jill Nursery since 2000, and am responsible for the overall service of nursery.

I enjoy working in the nursery and find it very rewarding to see the children grow and develop over the years, particularly the children who spend many years with us and leave to go to school. The staff team at Jack & Jill Nursery is excellent and I am very proud of that.

My free time is spent with family and friends and mostly with my horse Mickey!

Jillian – Room Leader, SVQ Level 3

I have been working at Jack & Jill Nursery since 2007, I am Room Leader.

I love working with the pre 3's, ensuring we have lots of fun learning and developing our skills. I love the outdoors and enjoy sharing this with the children in my group by going on local visits, time in the garden and trips further afield. I enjoy attending training courses and continually deepening my knowledge and understanding of child development.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and enjoy going to the gym.

Carlien - SVQ Level 3

I joined Jack & Jill Nursery in March 2017 and work part time in the 3 – 5's group. I am a qualified practitioner with over 15 years experience, working in private nurseries and also childminding.

I am passionate about early years education and supporting children and families to reach their potential. I particularly enjoy exploring the community and building relationships with local businesses to help the children learn about their roles and responsibilities within their community.

I spend my leisure time with my daughter and family, and enjoy spending time with friends.

Kaitlyn - SVQ Level 3 Pending June 2018

I joined Jack & Jill Nursery in February 2017 and work in the 3 – 5's group. I am currently training with Carousel towards SVQ 2 and 3 in Social Services Children and Young People.

I have always wanted to work in early years because I love children and come from a large family. I love developing warm and trusting relationships with the children and helping them to achieve their goals. My aim is to complete my qualification and gain practical expertise and go on to study at degree level at Glasgow University to continue my learning and career progression.

I spend my leisure time with my family particularly my young nieces and nephews, and enjoy visiting parks and museums with them.

Anna – Nursery Teacher

I joined Jack & Jill Nursery in September 2015 to provide Maternity Cover until July 2016, with a possible permanent contract at the end.

I qualified as a teacher in Poland in 2006, and am also qualified as a physical education teacher and have manager qualifications. I have experience working in both primary schools and nursery. I am fluent in Polish, English and French, and an intermediate level of German and Russian.

I am very excited to be working in a Scottish nursery, having recently moved here with my partner and our daughter.

Annie – Visiting French Teacher

I joined Jack & Jill Nursery in 2012 to deliver French lessons to the 3 – 5 year olds.

I am extremely enthusiastic about teaching French to the children and ensure each class is engaging and builds on skills and knowledge.

My classes are very popular and the children sang 2 songs in French as part of their 2013 Graduation celebrations.

Kirsty - Nursery Cleaner

I am qualified in SVQ 3 Early Years Care and Education and have several years experience as a practitioner.

In addition to keeping the nursery clean and hygenic I will also be able to cover staff holidays and absences.