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.

Shirley Clark

Nursery Manager

Started: January 2011

Qualifications:
BA Childhood Practice, PDA Childcare & Education, HNC Childcare & Education.

Certificated Courses:
First Aid, Food Hygiene, Handling Children’s Behaviour, Child Protection, Fire Warden, Health and Safety, HIV & Aids, GIRFEC

Patrick Holtz

Business Manager

Started: January 2011

Qualifications:
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (P/Q), Association of Accounting Technicians.

Industry Experience:
Oil, Telecom’s, Media Broadcasting, IT and Public Sector finance

Ruth Smith

Assistant Nursery Manager

Started: February 2011

Qualifications:
Level 9 Childhood Practice, PDA Childhood Practice Plus, PDA Childcare Practice, HNC Childcare & Education

Certificated Courses:
First Aid, Food Hygiene, Infection Control & Child Protection, Fire Warden, Health and Safety, HIV & Aids, GIRFEC

Anne Craigens

Curriculum Manager

Started: February 2011

Qualifications:

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

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, manual handling, Child Protection, Food and Hygiene, Infection Control, Forest School Leader Level 3, GIRFEC

Keith Bradshaw

Office Manager

Started: July 2014

Qualifications:

Certificated Courses:

Tina Brown

Finance Assistant

Started: June 2015

Qualifications:

HNC Accounting, HND Accounting
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

Certificated Courses:

Lynne McCluskie

Out of School Manager

Started: February 2011

Qualifications:
PDA Childhood Practice Plus, HNC Childcare & Education, studying towards Level 9 Childhood Practice

Certificated Courses:
Food Hygiene, HIV & Aids, Manual Handling, Infection Control, Child Protection, Fire Warden, First Aid, Health & Safety, GIRFEC

Recruitment – Working for Happy Feet

If you are interested in working for our company, then please email us your recent CV to info@happyfeetnursery.com and we will respond in due course when vacancies arise.

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Chelsea Edgar

Chelsea Edgar

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

May 2011

Qualifications:
SVQ 2&3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Creative Skills, Health and Safety, GIRFEC

Donna Pritchard

Donna Pritchard

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

Qualifications:

SVQ 2 & 3 in Childcare & Education
PDA Plus in Childhood Practice

Certificated Courses:

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

Heather Burns

Heather Burns

ELCC Practitioner

 Started:

April 2015

Qualifications:

HNC Childcare and Education

Certificated Courses:

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

Jane McKechnie

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.

Liz Maxwell

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

Sarah Dunne

Sarah Dunne

ELCC Practitioner

 Started:

August 2012

Qualifications:
SVQ 2 & 3 Early Years Care & Education, Working towards Level 8 PDA Childhood Practice

Certificated Courses:

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

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Julie Rundell

Julie Rundell

Nursery Chef

Started: February 2011

Certificated Courses:
Food Hygiene (advanced)

Claire Lawson

Claire Lawson

Assistant Nursery Chef

Started: May 2015

Certificated Courses:

Food Hygiene

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Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore

ELCC Senior Practitioner

Started:

April 2011

Qualifications:
PDA Childhood Practice Plus, SVQ 2&3 in Children’s Care and Learning Development

Certificated Courses:

HIV & Aids, Health and Safety, GIRFEC

Amy Melvin

Amy Melvin

ELCC Senior Practitioner

Started:

April 2012

Qualifications:
SVQ level 3 Childcare, PDA in Childhood Practice, First Aid and HIV & Aids

Certificated Courses:

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

Aynsley Doran

Aynsley Doran

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

August 2014

Qualifications:
Studying towards SVQ level 3 Children & Young People

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Food and Hygiene

Caron Lynas

Caron Lynas

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

July 2012

Qualifications:
PDA Childhood Practice, HNC & NC Early Education & Childcare

Certificated Courses:

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

Catherine Meikle

Catherine Meikle (2)

 ELCC Senior Practitioner

Started:

January 2015

Qualifications:

HNC in Early Education and Childcare PDA Childcare and Education

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Food and Hygiene, manual Handling

Chenise Edgar

Chenise Edgar

Trainee ELCC Practitioner

Started:

February 2017

Qualifications:

Working towardsSVQ 2&3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Chloe Hindhaugh

Chloe Hindhaugh

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

September 2014

Qualifications:
SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Food and Hygiene

Claire Flynn

Claire Flynn

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

August 2013

Qualifications:

SVQ 2&3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Certificated Courses:

Health and Safety, Infection Control, GIRFEC, First Aid

Dale Martin

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Trainee ELCC Practitioner

Started:

February 2016

Qualifications:

Working towards SVQ 2&3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Certificated Courses:

First Aid

Eleanor Fox

Eleanor Fox v2

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

Emma Hoey

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

August 2013

Qualifications:

SVQ 2&3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Health and Safety, Infection Control, GIRFEC

Hannah O'Brien

Hannah O'Brien

Trainee ELCC Practitioner

Started:

Nov 2015

Qualifications:

Working towards SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

First Aid

Heather McCulloch

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Trainee ELCC Practitioner

Started:

February 2016

Qualifications:

Working towards SVQ 2&3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Certificated Courses:

First Aid

Julie Ann McCheyne

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

Justine Semple

Justine Semple

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

July 2011

Qualifications:
SVQ 2&3 Children’s Care Learning and Development
Working towards her PDA Childhood Practice

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Health and Safety, Food and Hygiene, Infection Control, GIRFEC

Leah Jaffray

Leah Jaffray

ELCC 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

Louise Whitelaw

Louise Whitelaw

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

March 2011

Qualifications:
SVQ 2&3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Food and Hygiene, Manual Handling, Health and Safety, Child Protection, Fire Warden, GIRFEC

Lyndsey Gillon

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Trainee ELCC Practitioner

Started:

January 2017

Qualifications:

Working towardsSVQ 2&3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Maria Leggate

Maria Leggate

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

February 2015

Qualifications:
SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

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

Morgan Struthers

Morgan Struthers

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

August 2014

Qualifications:
SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Food and Hygiene

Nicola Reid

Nicola Reid

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

September 2013

Qualifications:

SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

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

Nicole Gibb

Nicole Gibb web

Trainee ELCC Practitioner

Started:

August 2016

Qualifications:

Working towardsSVQ 2&3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Susan Hunter

Susan Hunter (2)

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

February 2015

Qualifications:
SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People)

Certificated Courses:

Food and Hygiene, First Aid

Samantha Simpson

Samantha Simpson v2

ELCC Practitioner

Started:

December 2014

Qualifications:

SVQ 2&3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Food and Hygiene

Toni McGill

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Trainee ELCC Practitioner

Started:

March 2016

Qualifications:

Working towardsSVQ 2&3 Children’s Care Learning and Development