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Nursery Manager

Our Childcare Nursery Manager is Laura Grieve.

Laura joined The Edinburgh Nursery straight from school in 1995 fresh faced and full of enthusiasm for working with our young citizens.

Now 22 years later Laura is responsible for all 3 of our Nurseries and qualified in January 2018 with a BA in Early Years and Education from Dundee University with an A Grade Band 1 AMAZING pass.

Laura is passionate about working with families and whilst working directly in our preschool heads up training in house of our students and less experienced staff team and supporting all our learners in Nursery who are studying SVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Level 4 and another BA Early Years staff member .

Laura is supported and works with Steph Irving who takes direct responsibility for our Nursery for 0-3 years at 3 Beaverhall Road. Steph joined the Nursery back in 2001 again straight from school and worked her way through all the qualifications in Childcare to SVQ Level 4. 

 

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Steph
Assistant Manager

I joined the Nursery in 2001 straight from school and am proud to have been with the Nursery through my SVQ Level 2, 3 and 4 qualifications. I enjoy heading up the team working in our Nursery at 3 Beaverhall Road and with the Babies and toddlers. My team of 16 staff have a real passion for caring for the children and make my day filled with fun laughter and lots of mischief. We are passionate about being outdoors each and every day, bring your wellies when you come to join us!
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Lynne
Senior Room Manager

I joined The Edinburgh Nursery in 1999 and have managed both the Preschool and the Nursery. I am currently in charge of our Cocoons group the youngest of our babies and I work with a great team who are committed to providing a real home from home environment for our children. We enjoy getting to know families and following a very personalised care plan so that you can feel confident that your child is known to us, matters to us and is valued by us . I look forward to meeting you
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Lesley
Senior Room Manager

I have been with the company for coming up to 18 years and joined straight from school. I did my apprenticeship and qualifications with the Nursery and have worked in all the playrooms. You can currently find me in the Baby Room working 2 full and 2 half days in the week . I am a mum to 1 child and am passionate about parent and carer communication and seemless transitions from home to Nursery. I look forward to meeting you.
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Lisa
Senior Room Manager

I joined The Edinburgh Nursery in a different millenium, 1994! Don't add my age just know that with 24 years experience of straight from school I am equally as enthusiastic in working with the youngest babies as I was back then with a wealth of experience to draw upon. I enjoy meeting children now who have finished University whom I have cared for and I hope that I will be able to get to know you and your family during your time with us and bump into you in years to come.
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Dana
Senior Room Manager

I joined the Nursery in 2009 and have worked predominantly with the Babies and Children under age 2. I am a mum myself and I am qualified to SVQ Level 4 and continue to refresh my training to be fully up to date with new initiatives and opportunities to lead play for the children. I look forward to welcoming you Monday,Tuesdays and Wednesdays into the Baby Rooms.
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Davi
Senior Room Manager

I joined the Nursery back in 2014 and bring with me a little bit of my experience of working in Spain as well as formal qualifications from my studying in Scotland to SVQ Level 3. I currently head up the team working with the children aged 2-3 and transitioning them from the Pre Birth to Three Curriculum to the Curriculum for Excellence which will be the curriculum for the children from age 3 right through to 18 and leaving school.
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Laura
Senior Room Manager

I have with the Nursery for 14 years and am qualified to SVQ Level 4. I am currently working in our preschool helping prepare our older children for moving to school in the summer. I work part time Wednesday- Friday and enjoy particularly allowing the children to explore their independence and own interests to see where our learning will take us!
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Emma
Senior Room Manager

I am SVQ Level 4 qualified and am currently in my first year studying towards a BA in Early Years and Education. (I am glad to have Laura working beside me to help me with my Uni work). I work in our preschool with the children 2.5-3.5 and enjoy being outdoors, creative play and allowing the children to focus on process rather than product driven learning.
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Sara
Senior Room Manager

I joined the Nursery in 2014 and I hold a music degree. I enjoy being able to spend time with the children exploring the world around us and music in their environment. I work within the preschools and particularly with the 2.5-3.5 year olds.