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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.


Staff at Balgillo Ardler Village

Image Kim Lee
Director and registered manager at Balgillo Nursery Ardler Village

Since qualifying 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 practitioner and manager.

I joined Balgillo Nursery in 2008 where I worked as Depute Manager and have a keen interest in the development of all of the Balgillo Nurseries. 

Pamela and I are working in partnership to develop new services as part of the wider Balgillo group. Working alongside our newest team members to develop the practice within the nursery and ensure that we offer a high level of care and education for all children

Pamela and I have previously worked together for a number of years 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. In 2016 I achieved a PDA level 9 also. 

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


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Image Pamela Gall
Director at Balgillo Nurseries

“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 and director. Before working for myself and purchasing Balgillo Nursery, Torridon Road in 2008,   my most recent employed post was within the Education Department of Dundee City Council where I worked closely with the voluntary sector. In 2011 Balgillo Nurseries extended on to a second site, known locally as Balgillo Nursery Too, and now in 2014 Kim and I have formed a new business partnership to create Balgillo Nursery, Ardler Village.

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 nurseries and our staff teams 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 Sandy Turner
Deputy manager at Balgillo Nursery Ardler Village

I am a fully registered Early Years Practitioner and I have worked within the private sector since 2003 and completed my NVQ in London before coming to study to HNC level in Dundee during 2006.

I have experience working with all age groups and at this time work with the Pre-school aged children at Balgillo Nursery Ardler.

I work well as part of a team and enjoy developing close relationships with the parents and children at the nursery. I am also the Eco Schools Champion and recently implement a range of environmental and recycling based initiatives across the curriculum.

I also recently achieved an NVQ4 qualification.


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Image Amanda Munro
Early Years Educator at Balgillo Nursery Ardler Village

I am a fully qualified and registered Early Years Educator and achieved my HNC at Angus College in 2012. I am fully registered with the Scottish Social Services Council at Practitioner Level. I started at Balgillo Nureries shortly after qualifying and have worked with all age ranges.  I currently work in the 0-2 room.

I am the Partnership Champion for the nursery and I work closely with my colleagues to deliver a varied and fun curriculum. I enjoy watching the children learn and develop during their time at the nursery and look forward to meeting you soon.

I have recently completed my SVQ level 4 through distant learning, doing this helped me build on my knowledge and support me to provided valuable learning experiences and opportunities for our young learners.

I am a very enthusiastic and motivated person who thrives on new learning.


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Image Cara Black
Early years practitioner at Balgillo Nursery Ardler Village

I am a fully qualified Early Years Practitioner since 2016. Before I started working at Balgillo Nursery Ardler I completed my NC and HNC early education and childcare at Dundee and angus college and joined Balgillo Nursery Ardler in July 2016. I currently work in the 0-2 room.


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Image Kirsten Smith
Early years practitioner at Balgillo Nursery Ardler Village

I qualified in 2015 as an Early Years Practitioner from Dundee and Angus College and started working at Balgillo Nursery Ardler in the September 2015.

I have worked in the 2-5 room since starting with Balgillo and work with the koala bears group, I am also the health and well being champion.


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Image Chloe Louise Kerwin
Early Years Practitioner at Balgillo Nursery Ardler Village

I joined Balgillo Nursery Ardler in December 2016, and have worked to achieve my SVQ3 in Early Years.

I really enjoyed working with the children and along side very supportive colleagues.

Before working at Balgillo Nursery Ardler I was studying Legal services, Childcare is one thing I have always wanted to do as it is such a rewarding job and have always wanted to be part of.


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Image Katherine Laird
Early Years Practitioner at Balgillo Nurseries

I am a qualified Early Years Practitioner, qualifying with a N.N.E.B in 1991.  I began at Balgillo Nursery in September 2019, but have looked after children for over 20 years in both the nursery, nannying and child-minding setting.  I took a break from Early Years to bring up my own children and im now so excited to be back working in the early years setting again. 


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Image JoAnna Ramsay
Modern Apprentice Early Years at Balgillo Nurseries

I joined Balgillo Nursery in August 2018 and I am working towards my SVQ3 in Early Years.  I am currently situated in the 0-2 room and I am enjoying working closely with the children and the other members of staff.  This is my first and only job since leaving school and have always wanted to work with children as it is a very rewarding job.

 


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Image John Walsh
Supply Support Worker at Balgillo Nurseries

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Image Olivia Wilkinson
Modern Apprentice Early Years at Balgillo Nurseries

I started at Balgillo Nursery in March 2019.  I am undertaking my SVQ level 3.  I left school to start working at Balgillo Nursery because I was enthusiastic about this career path and I look forward to finishing my qualification. 


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