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Meet the team
The staff team working within the nurseries are a diverse team of professionals who bring a wealth of experience, qualifications and knowledge. 100% of our staff are already trained or are training towards formal childcare qualifications including Higher National Certificate, Professional Development Awards and Degree level.

A quarter of our staff team also exceeds the recommended qualification level by actively undertaking further accredited training up to degree level.


Balgillo Nursery Staff
Image Pamela Gall
Registered Manager at Balgillo Nursery

“I qualified in 1997 from Dundee College as a nursery nurse and since then I have worked within a range of settings. I feel that I have the most experience and knowledge of the private sector, where I have worked at all levels, including manager. Before working for myself at Balgillo Nursery my most recent employed post was within the Education Department of Dundee City Council where I worked closely with the voluntary sector.

Professional development is very important to me and I have continued to study since first qualifying and achieved a Bachelors degree in Childhood Practice with Dundee University in the summer of 2014. I am fully registered with the Care Commission and Scottish Social Services Council. 

 

I hope that you find the information about the nursery and staff team interesting and informative. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me pamela@balgillonursery.co.uk. I hope to meet you all soon."


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Image Kim Lee
Development Manager at Balgillo Nursery

Since qualifing to HNC level in 2000 at Dundee College I have worked within a range of settings at home and abroad. I have also worked at all levels, including manager.

I joined Balgillo Nursery in 2008 where I worked as Depute Manager. I also have a keen interest in the development of Balgillo Nursery Too and Pamela and I are working alongside our newest team members to develop the practice withing the nursery and ensure that this operates to a high level also.

Pamela and I have previously worked together so I know that we share the same values and beliefs when it comes to high quality care and education.Ongoing professional development is a big part of this and I qualified in June 2011 with a Level 8, Professional Development Award through Dundee College.

I look forward to meeting your family soon and welcoming you to Balgillo Nursery and Balgillo Nursery Too.


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Image Jessica Mackay
Operational Manager at Balgillo Nursery

I joined the Balgillo Nurseries team in July 2013, as an qualified and registered Early years practitioner having qualified that year with an HNC in Early Education and Childcare.

I have been nursery supervisor since June 2015 and I am always looking to further my knowledge and training with continuous professional development and enjoy attending a variety of courses. I have recently gained SVQ 4 / PDA level 8 in December 2016, and have been appointed the Eco-schools champion at Balgillo Nursery. We have recently been awarded a Green Flag, which is the highest accolade that can be achieved for working towards a sustainable lifestyle.

I enjoy working as part of this hard working team and I like being creative. I have been appointed Operational Manager at Balgillo Nurseries as I have an interest in this area of the curriculum and recognise that it is important for children to be given opportunities to be active and healthy.

I look forward to enhancing Health and Wellbeing opportunities in addition to my wider role and providing new and exciting experiences and activities with the children in our care.


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Image Ashleigh Winton
Early years practitioner at Balgillo Nursery

I have worked at Balgillo Nursery since November 2014, and have recently achieved an SVQ 3 in Early Education and Childcare. I have worked in Private Sector nurseries since 2013, and also volunteer at the Brae Riding School for the Disabled.

I currently work with our ante pre-school group with my colleague Jessica, and now also with the middle group with Norma and I am the cultural Champion.

I would describe myself as being highly motivated and enthusiastic. I look forward to welcoming you and you family to Balgillo Nursery.


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Image Norma Sherratt
Early Years Practitioner at Balgillo Nursery

I started working at Balgillo Nursery in July 2015 and support the wider staff team at Balgillo Nursery, Torridon Road in a part time capacity. I now work in the middle group supporting Ashleigh.

Prior to starting at the nursery I was a child minder for a number of years in the Broughty Ferry area and have always enjoyed caring for and working with children. I achieved an SVQ level 3 from Dundee College in 2006.

I would describe myself as a happy and outgoing person who is enthusiastic about experiencing new challenges. I currently work part time at the nursery and  I look forward to working with your children and families.


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Image Abbi Dillon
Early Years Practitioner at Balgillo Nursery

I have worked at Balgillo Nursery since July 2016 and have really enjoyed working alongside an amazing and very supportive team. Before joining the Balgillo Nurseries team I worked in retail, but childcare is always something I have had a great interest in.

I am currently finishing my SVQ3 and I am now Numeracy Champion.  I would describe myself as being outgoing and enthusiastic, and I enjoy working as part of a team.


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Image Lynsey Gee
Early years practitioner at Balgillo Nursery

I have been working at Balgillo Nursery since April 2009 with the youngest aged children 2 - 3 years old. I love every minute of my work and I am part of an amazing team.

Watching all of the children learn and develop new skills is very rewarding work. Following the completion of my SVQ 3 in 2010 I continue to attend regular training courses. I am a fully registered Early Years Practitioner with the SSSC also. I am currently working with the pre-school children and am the literacy champion.


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Image Rhianne Kettles
Support worker at Balgillo Nursery

I joined Balgillo Nursery in October 2017 and am really enjoying working with such a fantastic and supportive team.
 
I have experience working with children of all ages and am really enjoying working with the youngest children in the nursery.
Prior to joining the nursery I studied the BA (ordinary) degree in Primary Teaching at the University of Dundee. I have also volunteered with a local charity for the last seven years in a family group setting working alongside parents, children, volunteers, group workers and other agencies.
 
I enjoy arts and crafts activities and exploring the outdoors with children. I’m looking forward to continuing to develop my knowledge and skills through training and experiences and to working alongside the nursery team.
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