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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
Nursery Owner and Director 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 and in 2016 I achieved a PDA level 9.

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


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Image Jessica Mackay
Registered Nursery 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 operational manager since 2018 I recently took on the role of Registered Manager which means I am registered with the SSSC and Care Inspectorate to lead the nursery.

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 I am 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 a keen interest in the Pre School curriculum and recognise that it is important for children to be given opportunities to be active and healthy.I promote new and exciting experiences and activities with for all of 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 Lynsey Gee
Early years practitioner at Balgillo Nursery

I have been working at Balgillo Nursery since April 2009 and I love every minute of my work. 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 and I am working towards an SVQ4 currently.

I am a fully registered Early Years Practitioner with the SSSC.

I am currently working with the pre-school children and I am the literacy champion.


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Image Rhianne Kettles
Early Years Practitioner at Balgillo Nursery

I joined Balgillo Nursery in October 2017 and am really enjoying working with such a fantastic and supportive team. I have recently achieved my SVQ 3 in childcare. 

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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Image Nicole O'Connor
Support Worker at Balgillo Nursery

I started working at Balgillo Nursery Langlea place in March 2016 and moved to Torridon road in 2019. 

Before I started working at Balgillo Nursery I worked within the catering industry where I worked my way up to supervisor. Although I enjoyed my job very much I felt it was time for a change in my career.

I have always had a keen interest in working with children and I am currently undertaking my HNC qualification. at Dundee College

I am a keen learner, self motivated and highly enthusiastic. I look forward to meet you and your family.


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