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Our Staff

WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO HAVE THE STAFF WRITE UP EACH OTHERS INTRODUCTIONS WHICH YOU CAN FIND BELOW...

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WENDY - Head of Centre

WENDY FIRST COMMENCED HER EMPLOYMENT WITH THE NURSERY IN 1999 AND SOON AFTER ATTAINED HER QUALIFICATIONS AND BECAME HEAD OF CENTRE IN 2005.  SINCE THEN WENDY HAS COMMITTED HERSELF TO THE NURSERY AND ENSURES THAT EVERY INDIVIDUAL WHO COMES INTO THE NURSERY FEELS WELCOMED BY HER PRESENCE.  WHEN WENDY IS NOT AT THE NURSERY, SHE ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH HER FAMILY.

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STEPHANIE - Senior Practitioner/Room Leader

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 HAS COMPLETED A QUALIFICATION IN UNDERSTANDING  AUTISM AND WORKING TOWARDS HER PDA.

STEPHANIE'S INTERESTS INCLUDE; READING, FOOTBALL AND GOING TO THE CINEMA.

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ASHLEIGH - Asst Manager/Lead Practitioner of Attainment

 

ASHLEIGH STARTED HER CAREER AS AN APPRENTICE IN 2011 AND HAS WORKED HER WAY THROUGH VARIOUS POSITIONS TO BECOME ASSISTANT MANAGER/LEAD PRACTITIONER OF ATTAINMENT AND IS CURRENTLY STUDYING TOWARDS HER BA CHILDHOOD PRACTICE. SHE IS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT HER ROLE AND THIS CAN BE SEEN THROUGH HER DEDICATION TO THE NURSERY.  SHE IS ALSO VERY KIND AND CARING AND ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE BOTH PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY. ASHLEIGH IS VERY FAMILY ORIENTATED AND IS AN AMAZING MUM TO HER BABY SON.

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ZOE - Senior Practitioner/Room Leader

 

ZOE STARTED HER APPRENTICESHIP IN 2015 AND MANAGED TO COMPLETE THIS AND HAVE HER SON WITHIN A YEAR.  SHE WAS RECOGNISED AT THE GLASGOW GUARANTEE AWARDS BY ACHIEVING ‘APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR’ ZOE THEN PROGRESSED TO A FULL TIME POSITION AS A QUALIFIED PRACTITIONER IN 2016.  SHE IS A HARDWORKING, DEDICATED AND LOYAL MEMBER OF THE BUTTERFLY TEAM AND ALL THE CHILDREN AND STAFF ABSOLUTELY ADORE HER…SHE IS A CREDIT TO OUR NURSERY!

SHE IS ALSO AN AMAZING MOTHER TO TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN.

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SOPHIE - Practitioner/Keyworker

 

SOPHIE COMPLETED HER APPRENTICESHIP WITH US AND THEN SECURED A FULL TIME POSITION THROUGH HER DEDICATION TO THE ROLE. SHE HAS SUCH A KIND AND CARING NATURE AND TREATS EVERY CHILD LIKE HER OWN AND ENSURES EVERYONE ELSE IS OKAY BEFORE THINKING OF HERSELF SOPHIE HAS HAD A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME WORKING WITHIN EACH ROOM BUT IS NATURALLY COMPATIBLE WITH THE BABY ROOM. 

SHE IS KNOWN AS THE ‘BIRTHDAY QUEEN’ AS SHE KNOWS ALL OF THE STAFFS BIRTHDAYS AS WELL AS ALL THE CHILDREN IN HER ROOM. SHE KEEPS US ALL ENTERTAINED WITH HER OUTGOING AND FUNNY PERSONALITY. 

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LINDSAY- Practitioner/Keyworker

 

LYNDSAY HAS RECENTLY QUALIFIED; COMPLETING HER NQ, NC AND HNC BEFORE JOINING OUR TEAM.  SHE IS A HAPPY AND EASY GOING, ALSO AN ANIMAL LOVER WITH A PET TORTOISE AND A DOG CALLED GHOST.

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MICHELLE- Room Leader

 

MICHELLE LOVES SPENDING FAMILY TIME WITH HER NIECE AND NEPHEWS.  SHE ALSO LOVES MUSIC AND GOING TO CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS. 

SHE ALSO HAS AN INTEREST IN BUDDHISM AND ENJOYS YOGA AND MEDITATION.

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MARISSA- Practitioner/Catering

MARISSA  LIKES TO BE CREATIVE AND HAS A LOVE OF OUTDOORS.  

HER SPARE TIME TIME IS FULL MAKING MEMORIES WITH HER TWIN BOYS WHO ALSO ATTEND THE NURSERY.

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HANNAN - Room Leader

 

AS YOU CAN SEE HANNAN LOVES TO BE FULLY IMMERSED IN HER ROLE AS CHILDCARE PRACTITIONER.  SHE COMMENCED HER APPRENTICESHIP WITH US IN NOVEMBER 2018 AND HAS BEEN A FULLY QUALIFIED PRACTITIONER SINCE MARCH 2020.

HANNAN IS VERY CREATIVE AND SHE APPLIES THIS TALENT EXCEPTIONALLY WELL TO ‘LOOSE PARTS PLAY’ AND ‘PLANNING IN THE MOMENT’.

HANNAN ALSO DEMONSTRATES HIGH LEVELS OF EMPATHY TOWARDS NOT ONLY THE CHILDREN IN HER CARE BUT HER COLLEAGUES AND THE NURSERY ANIMALS.

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VICKY- Practitioner/Keyworker

 

LOVES THE OUTDOORS AND ALL ANIMALS.  SHE HAS A PET CAT CALLED MYLO!

WHEN GROWING UP SHE WANTED TO BECOME A VET

AT HOME SHE LIKES TO LISTEN TO MUSIC

 

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DONNA- Practitioner/Keyworker

 

DONNA HAS RECENTLY MADE A CAREER CHANGE FROM RETAIL IN ORDER TO FOLLOW HER VOCATION AS AN EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR.  DONNA LIVES LOCALLY AND HAS A YOUNG DAUGHTER AT PRIMARY SCHOOL.

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KARA - Apprentice

 

LIKES TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY; GOING TO THE CINEMA.

SHE ALSO SPENDS A LOT OF TIME WITH HER NIECE.

SHE LIKES COOKING AND USED TO DO GYMNASTICS.

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JENA- Practitioner/Keyworker

 

JENA IS A KEEN LEARNER AND IS ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP OUT OTHERS.  HER FUN AND FRIENDLY NATURE MAKES HER A NATURAL FOR WORKING WITH CHILDREN.

JENA ATTENDED THE NURSERY AS A CHILD AND KATE WHO IS NOW HER MENTOR WAS HER KEYWORKER.

WHEN JENA IS NOT AT WORK, SHE LIKES TO SPEND TIME HELPING OUT AT HOME WITH HER SIBLINGS AND LISTENING TO AND WATCHING 80S MUSIC AND MOVIES.

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ZOE - Practitioner

ZOE WAS IN ASHLEIGH AND MARISSA'S CLASS WHEN THEY TRAINED FOR THEIR QUALIFICATION.  SHE HAS A DOG CALLED OLLIE. 

ZOE'S FAMILY HAVE A COTTAGE AND CARAVAN IN ARRAN, SO SHE LIKES TO SPEND HER FREE TIME THERE WITH HER FAMILY, ESPECIALLY HER NIECE AND NEPHEW.

 

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LAURYN-  Apprentice Practitioner

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SIMONE - Apprentice

SIMONE AND HER BROTHER BOTH ATTENDED OUR NURSERY AS YOUNG CHILDREN!

SHE LOVES SPENDING TIME WITH HER YOUNG NEPHEW AND IN HER SPARE TIME, SIMONE LIKES TO MEET UP WITH HER FRIENDS.

WHEN SHE WAS GROWING UP SHE WANTED TO BE A NURSE.

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KAYLEIGH - Nursery Cook

 

KAYLEIGH IS A MOTHER OF TWO GIRLS.  SHE HAS BEEN WORKING HERE AT BUTTERFLY NURSERY FOR FEW YEARS IN HER CURRENT POSITION AS THE COOK AND PRIOR TO THIS, WAS ON THE BOARD AS A PARENT. AWAY FROM WORK KAYLEIGH LOVES TO SPEND TIME WITH HER FAMILY.  SHE IS A LOVING PERSON, ALWAYS SMILING, EASILY APPROACHABLE.   SHE HAS GREAT ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS I.E. PARTY ARRANGEMENTS.  KAYLEIGH ALWAYS ENGAGES WELL WITH THE CHILDREN HERE AT THE NURSERY AND SHE IS A TRUSTWORTHY COLLEAGUE.

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AARON - Apprentice Practitioner

 

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ANN - Housekeeper

 

ANN IS OUR NURSERY CLEANER WHO DOES A FANTASTIC JOB AT KEEPING OUR WORKPLACE CLEAN AND TIDY.  REFLECTING THE IMPORTANCE TO THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ON INCREASED CLEANING PROCESSES THROUGHOUT THE DAY.  WE SIMPLY COULD NOT DO OUR JOB WITHOUT THE HELP OF ANN.

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SAM - Apprentice Practitioner

 

SAM IS ORIGINALLY FROM THE ISLE OF ORKNEY.

SHE IS ABLE TO PLAY THE FIDDLE AND THE VIOLIN.  SHE ALSO USED TO PLAY A LOT OF GOLF AND WAS  EVEN A CHILDREN'S COACH IN THE SPORT.

SHE HAS A DOG AT HOME CALLED WILLOW.  

ELLIE - Apprentice

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