About Us

We are a nursery based in Arden predominantly covering the local area which includes Arden, Carnwadric, Darnley & Thornliebank.



At Butterfly Nursery we follow a child -centred approach, whereby each child is valued for who they are as an individual..

We recognise that parents/carers are the primary educators and aim to work in close partnership with yourselves and by providing support, advice and guidance.

Key Worker

Each child will be allocated a member of staff to be their key worker. This is your child’s special person, responsible for recording and maintaining your child’s experiences and development. This helps to build positive relationships with families that will enhance the shared care of your child.
Our Ethos

We view the nursery as a big house where children and families feel happy and safe in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Children are encouraged to freely explore and investigate their environment. Empowering and trusting the children to take responsibility for their environment enhances this trust and develops confidence in their abilities and respect for others.

Healthy, happy and positive environment
We hope to achieve this by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles incorporating; good diets, home baking, caring for an allotment, physical activity , recycling initiatives and respect for nature and the environment.

Meet our Staff

Wendy Carrigan : Head of Centre

Wendy commenced employment with the nursery in 1999 as a sessional worker.  Soon after she embarked on her training and attained her qualifications and has been Head of Centre since 2005.

Wendy is married with two daughters, one being Ashleigh who is one of our practitioners.  Wendy previously worked as a groom, looking after point to point horses and show ponies. She likes to keep fit and attends weekly classes of kick boxing, meta fit and zumba.

She loves all outdoor activities and is very animal orientated. 

Stephanie Finnigan : Senior Nursery Officer


Stephanie comes from a large family and has spent a lot of her spare time baby sitting! 

She has always enjoyed being with children, and this led her to make the decision to make it her career.

Stephanie's interests include; reading, football and going to the cinema.

Stephanie has recently completed her level 4 qualification.


Ashleigh Carrigan : Senior Nursery Officer


When she is not working hard you will find her at kick boxing class, swimming, walking and spending quality time with her family, especially her 2 nieces.

Ashleigh went to Malawi in 2011 to renovate and build local schools, as well as assisting Mary's Meals with their feeding programme

Zoe Robertson: Nursery Officer


Zoe completed her training with us and was awarded an 'Apprenticeship of the Year Award' by Glasgow Guarantee.  She is a local girl and has her own baby boy.

Kate Reck : Nursery Officer

Michelle Poole : Nursery Officer

Connor Laurie: Apprentice Nursery Officer


Nicole Robertson : Apprentice Nursery Officer

Caitlin Agnew : Apprentice Nursery Officer

Sophie Milton : Apprentice Nursery Officer

Marie Downie : Catering Assistant


Marie has been with the nursery since her children Lee and Jodie were here, they are now at secondary school!
Marie was on our Committee in the role of treasurer before joining the team as our catering assistant.
Marie can play classical piano!

Christine Ballentyne: Sessional worker


Christine has been in childcare for a number of years both as a childminder and in a nursery.  A lot of her time is now taken up looking after her grandchildren.