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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. I hope to meet you all soon"

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Image Sandy Turner
Nursery Manager at Balgillo Nursery Ardler Village

I am a fully registered Early Years Lead 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 across two of the Balgillo Nurseries 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 SVQ4 qualification and I am currently enrolled on the BA Childhood Practice at Dundee University.

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Image Stevie McKenzie
Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner at Balgillo Nurseries

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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 Harriet Gray
Modern Apprentice at Balgillo Nurseries

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Image Taylor Lawson
Modern Apprentice at Balgillo Nurseries

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Image Leah Anderson
Modern Apprentice at Balgillo Nurseries

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