Lynne is our nursery manager who has worked in childcare for over 15 years. Lynne has a BA in childhood practice studies as well as SVQ level 2, 3 and 4. She dedicates her time to the nursery and thrives on making sure the children reach their full potential. Lynne is very passionate about children led activities and taking their ideas forward!
Nursery Practitioners- Michelle Bainbridge (SVQ Level 3), Emma Renfrew (SVQ Level 3), Lisa McLeod (SVQ Level 3) and Margaret Weir (SVQ Level 2 and currently working towards her SVQ Level 3.)
Rebecca Wells (Beccie) is our team leader for the 0-3s and has a SVQ Level 3.
Nursery Practitioners – Danielle Todd (SVQ Level 3), Sarah Jane Linton (SVQ Level 3) and Jennifer Boyle (HNC in childcare.)
Modern Apprentice – Lynsay Doran is our Modern Apprentice in our ladybird room. She has joined the nursery in 2016 and is currently studying her SVQ Level 3.
Ashely Meehan is our Meadow Room Team leader and she is currently on maternity leave. Ashley has been in childcare since 2005 and has a SVQ Level 3.
Nursery Practitioners – Margaret Walsh (SVQ Level 3) and Laura Furze (SVQ Level 3) work with our butterflies within our meadow room. Tammy McGrorry (SVQ Level 3) and Emma McIntosh (SVQ Level 3) works with both butterflies and caterpillars within our meadow room.
Modern Apprentice – Amy Drennan is our Modern apprentice in the meadow room. She is currently studing her SVQ Level 3.
We have a number of staff that work within all the playrooms and have an important role in covering lunch times as well as annual leave and any sickness. Many have been here for a number of years and all have built positive relationships and have good knowledge of the children they are working with.
Mary Smith (SVQ 2), Elaine McKinstry (SVQ 2) and Emma O'Hanlon (SVQ 3.)
Theresa Donnelly joined the nursery in 2015 and has a SVQ Level 3 in Management. She also has a SVQ 2 and 3 in childcare and SVQ 3 in Administration and Business.
Our staff are committed to providing the highest standards of professional childcare and education. Before beginning employment at Brookland Nursery, all staff are thoroughly vetted in accordance with SCSWIS Requirements (formerly Care Commission). This includes Disclosure Scotland PVG Registration (criminal records check), check of the Scottish Social Services Council Register, a medical reference and 2 written references.
Brookland Nursery is committed to providing training and development for all staff including: SVQ 2, 3 and 4 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, First Aid, Child Protection, Food Hygiene, Health and Safety and Child Development.
Continued Professional Development (CPD) is also available to all staff through West Dunbartonshire Council and external companies and this covers all aspects of the Curriculum for Excellence (3 – 5 Years) and Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families.
We pride ourselves in keeping our staff long term and many of our staff are mature mothers or grandmothers themselves and understand how hard it can be to leave your child when returning to work and try to make the transition as stress free as possible for you and your child.
Photographs of the nursery staff are situated in the entrance hall.
When your child starts at Brookland Nursery a member of staff will be allocated as their key person. Each key person will have responsibility for a small group of children. The role of the key person is to help children and families settle into the nursery and provide consistent care and emotional support to each child. The key person is also responsible for documenting your child’s milestones and achievements in their developmental profile and would be your first point of contact to discuss your child’s care or development.