WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO HAVE THE STAFF WRITE UP EACH OTHERS INTRODUCTIONS WHICH YOU CAN FIND BELOW...
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.
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 WITH A 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.
STEPHANIE - Lead 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.
Emily - Practitioner/Keyworker
Emily started with us in March 2023 and is based in the 3-5 room she has a background working with children within the afterschool care sector. Emily is enthusiastic, kind caring and supportive to all the children.
In her spare time Emily enjoys keeping fit by doing Pilates 2 times a week. When she is not working or keeping fit, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, friends, and her dog Thor.
ZOE - Senior Practitioner
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 WHO BOTH ATTENDED THE NURSERY BEFORE MOVING ON TO SCHOOL.
MICHELLE- Room Leader
MICHELLE LOVES SPENDING FAMILY TIME WITH HER NIECE AND NEPHEWS. SHE ALSO LOVES MUSIC AND GOING TO CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS.
SHE HAS A PASSION FOR THE OUTDOORS AND ANIMALS.
SHE ALSO HAS AN INTEREST IN BUDDHISM AND ENJOYS YOGA AND MEDITATION.
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.
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.
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
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.
ALYSON - Apprentice Practitioner
Alyson is based in the 2-3 room, and she joined us in February 2023 after deciding that she was ready for a career change. She is now working towards her SVQ.
Alyson is wonderful with the children and has a very kind and caring personality.
During her spare time Alyson enjoys spending time with her family and two young nephews.
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.
ELLIE - Apprentice
ELLIE LIKES TO GO TO THE GYM AND LISTEN TO MUSIC. AT HOME SHE HAS 2 DOGS AND HAS A CLOSE BOND WITH THE NURSERY GUINEA PIGS, LOOKING AFTER THEM THROUGH THE CHRISTMAS BREAK.
ELLIE USED TO WORK IN A SOFTPLAY.
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 ATTENDED THE NURSERY BEFORE MOVING ON TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL.
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 SECONDARY SCHOOL.
KARA - Practitioner/keyworker
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.
LAURYN - PRACTITIONER/KEYWORKER
LAURYN LIKES TO GO TO THE GYM OFTEN, AND ALSO LIKES SWIMMING. SHE BABYSITS HER LITTLE SISTER. LAURYN WAS FLUENT IN SPANISH AT HIGH SCHOOL
SIMONE - Nursery Assistant
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.
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.
SOPHIE - Apprentice Practitioner
Sophie joined us in February 2023 and is working towards completing her SVQ qualification. Sophie has a very kind nurturing nature and will go above and beyond for the children in her care, she is also a great support to her colleagues.
Sophie has a large family of four siblings with whom she enjoys spending quality time with outside of work. She also has three dogs which keep her busy.