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

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.

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

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 ENJOYS SPENDING HER FREE TIME WITH HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

ZOE - 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.

SOPHIE - Room Leader

 

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. 

KATE- Practitioner/Keyworker

 

KATE IS A VERY OUTGOING AND ENERGETIC PERSON.  SHE ENJOYS KEEPING FIT BY RIDING HER BIKE TO WORK EVERYDAY.  KATE ALSO HAS A DOG CALLED TED.  SHE LIKES TO SHOW EVERYONE PHOTOS AND VISEOS OF TED AND ALL THE THINGS THEY DO TOGETHER.  KATE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF STAFF AT THE NURSERY FOR MANY YEARS AND IS VERY EXPERIENCED IN HER ROLE. SHE IS VERY KIND AND NURTURING TOWARDS HER CHILDREN AND ALSO COMMUNICATES WELL WITH HER KEY PARENTS. 

KATE’S TWO SONS ALSO ATTENDED THE NURSERY, THEY ARE BOTH NOW GROWN MEN!

INDIE- Practitioner/Keyworker

 

INDIE IS A VERY DRIVEN AND HARD-WORKING INDIVIDUAL.  SHE CARES DEEPLY FOR HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  INDIE WORKS IN HER FAMILIES RESTERAUNT WHEN SHE IS NOT AT THE NURSERY. SHE IS ALWAYS THINKING OF OTHERS AND WILL ALWAYS LEND A HAND WHEN NEEDED.

BETH- Practitioner/Keyworker

BETH HAS SUCH A FUNNY, CARING PERSONALITY.  SHE IS AMAZING WITH THE CHILDREN AND HER STUDENTS TEND TO GRAVITATE AROUND HER.  SHE HAS A SMILE THAT CAN BRIGHTEN EVEN THE RAINIEST OF DAYS AND WHENEVER SHE SEES A CHILD WHO IS SAD, SHE WILL DO EVERYTHING IN HER POWER TO PUT A SMILE BACK ON THEIR FACE.

HANNAN - Practitioner/Keyworker

 

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.

ZARA- Practitioner/Keyworker

 

ZARA STARTED AT THE BUTTERFLY NURSERY THROUGH AN APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAMME AND THROUGH THIS SHE HAS GAINED ALL ROUND EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH 0-5 YEAR OLDS.  ZARA HAS NOW PROGRESSED TO A FULL TIME POSITION WITHIN THE NURSERY.

ZARA IS CONFIDENT AND HAS A VIVID IMAGINATION WHICH CAN ENCOURAGE THE CHILDREN TO BRING OUT THEIR WILD SIDE AND USE THEIR IMAGINATION.

ZARA ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THE WEEKENDS AND SHE HAS A PET DOG AT HOME.

JENA- Apprentice

 

JENA IS CURRENTLY UNDERTAKING HER SVQ3 AND IS BASED IN THE CATERPILLAR ROOM.  SHE 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.

GEETA - Apprentice

 

GEETA IS A LOVELY, FRIENDLY GIRL.  SHE IS ALWAYS HAPPY TO LEND A HAND AROUND THE NURSERY.  SHE ENJOYS WORKING IN THE BABYROOM AND IS VERY GOOD WITH THEM.  SHE ALSO GETS ON VERY WELL WITH ALL THE STAFF.

DONNA- Apprentice

 

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.

MARIA- Practitioner/Keyworker

 

MARIA IS A CONFIDENT, ENERGETIC AND LIVELY PERSON.  SHE IS ORIGINALLY FROM GREECE AND HAS BEEN LIVING IN GLASGOW FOR A FEW YEARS.  MARIA PREVIOSLY STUDIED ARCHEOLOGY BEFORE QUALIFYING AS AN EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER.  IN HER FREE TIME, SHE CARES FOR HER CAT TOLKIEN AND ENJOYS TO READ AS MUCH AS SHE CAN.

BLEONA- Apprentice

 

BLEONA IS A KIND AND HARDWORKING INDIVIDUAL WHO WORKS WELL IN A TEAM AND SHE LOVES SPENDING TIME WITH HER FAMILY (ESPECIALLY HER LITTLE BROTHER.). BLEONA IS ORIGINALLY FROM KOSOVO AND HER FAMILY HAVE BEEN IN SCOTLAND FOR ABOUT 21 YEARS.  SHE LIKES TO EXPLORE NATURE AND ENJOYS LISTENING TO MUSIC

SAFA- Apprentice

 

SAFA HAS 2 YOUNGER SISTERS WHO SHE SPENDS A LOT OF TIME WITH.  ON THE WEEKENDS SHE LOVES TO GO FOR LONG DRIVES WITH HER FRIENDS.  SHE IS A BIG MOVIE FAN AND ESPECIALLY LIKES DISNEY AND MARVEL FILMS. 

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.

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.

JULIA- Apprentice

JULIA IS A BUBBLY AND CONFIDENT GIRL.  SHE LIKES GOING TO THE CINEMA AND ENJOYS COOKING.  JULIA HAS A PET RABBIT AT HOME CALLED PICCO.  ONE OF JULIA'S HIDDEN TALENTS IS THAT SHE CAN PLAY PIANO!

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