Teachers

At Crossbasket Nursery School our highly skilled staff are all members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (PVG) and are registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). All staff have undertaken training such as first aid , Child Protection, Infection control, GIRFEC and Health and Hygiene. All of our teachers are fully qualified or working towards their qualification with at least an HNC or SVQ Level 3. Our staff are highly motivated in providing the most enriching nursery experience and high level of education for your child.

Miss Leann Lavery - Nursery Manager

Hi my name is Miss Leann,  I have my SVQ 3 in childcare education and development. I am the senior practitioner within the Busy Bee 1 classroom.  Have been working at Crossbasket Nursery since April 2015 and I very much enjoy working here. I work with a fantastic team, children and parents in an amazing nursery environment. I am now working towards my SVQ level 4. 

Miss Nikki Jones - Assistant Manager

Hi , I am Miss Nikki and am the Assistant Manager at Crossbasket.

I have recently gained my SVQ level 3 and working towards my SVQ level 4. I love being on the Nursery floor, spending time with staff and children. I love outdoor activities and messy play. You can find me in the Busy Bee 1 Classroom on a Tuesday and Thursday or in the office the other days. 

Miss Marlyn Clark

Hi , my name is Miss Marlyn and  I joined the Crossbasket Nursery Team in July 2016. I am the Receptionist/Admin. Assistant  with over 30 years administration experience. I am loving my time here and  I look forward to welcoming you all to our beautiful Nursery.

Miss Jenna Doyle

Hi my name is Miss Jenna and I am a qualified early years practitioner. I have worked at Crossbasket Nursery for a few months now, I am currently based in the Clever Cricket Classroom. I have been working in a nursery environment for 2 years now. I been trained in first aid, food hygiene and health and safety.

 

 

Miss Jade Foy -

Hi, I am Miss Jade and am currently working towards my SVQ level 3.

I am currently  working as a trained within the Busy Bee 1 Classroom. I am very happy to be working here and look forward to successfully qualifying.

 

Miss Margaret McKeown - Senior-Practitioner SVQ3

My name is Miss Margaret; I am currently the senior practitioner in the Clever Crickets classroom. I have my SVQ level 3 in early education and childcare. I have 10 years of experience during which time I have taken part in a wide variety of training courses including, leadership and management, first aid, child protection, food hygiene and health and safety.  I enjoy all areas of our room, one of my favourite learning experiences is storytelling, capturing the child’s imagination and love of books makes my job so fulfilling. I am now working towards my SVQ Level 4. 

Miss Louisa Houston - Nursery School Practitioner SVQ4 HNC

My name is Louisa Houston, I am mother of two and enjoy being in my garden and socialising with friends. I am the senior in the Busy Bee 3 Classroom. I have 20 years of experience. I studies at the James Watt college where I gained my HNC in childcare and education. I then went to complete my SVQ 4 in children’s learning and development, I am also first aid and food hygiene trained. 

Miss  Gemma Maguire - 

Hi my name in Miss Gemma and I am the trainee in the Clever Crickets room. I enjoy hands on experience with the children while working towards my SVQ level 3. I have completed my first aid and behaviour management training. Within the room I enjoy encouraging the children to join in with all learning experiences.

 

Miss  Korinne Cardle - Senior-Practitioner HNC

Hi, my name is Miss Korinne and I am the senior practitioner within the Beautiful Butterflies classroom. I have a HNC in Early Education & Childcare qualification and I am currently taking part in level 2 Understanding Autism course. I like being creative with the children and make lots of fun arts and crafts with them. I am working towards my SVQ Level 4.

Miss  Donna Logan - Qualified Practitioner HNC

Hi my name is Miss Donna, I am a childcare practitioner, I work within the Busy Bee 2 Classroom. I have an HNC in childcare and Education with 18 years’ experience working within a childcare setting. Within the room I enjoy messy activities which encourage the children to explore using their senses, outdoor play and communications with the children through various experiences.

 

Miss Ashley Kane - Senior Practitioner SVQ 3

My name is Miss Ashley. I am Senior in the Cute Caterpillar classroom and have over 6 years experience at SVQ level 3. I am also First Aid trained. I am enjoying my time at Crossbasket Nursery and have enjoyed getting to know all of the children and enhancing my own development through training opportunities. I am now working towards my SVQ Level 4. 

Miss Lauren Mcleod - SVQ level 3 Qualified Practitioner

My name is Miss Lauren; I am a SVQ level 3 qualified practitioner based within Busy Bee Room 1.  I enjoy outdoors where we explore the forest and development on nature. I also love messy play, ensuring children are learning to their full potential.

 

Miss Caitlin Delaney - Trainee - Working towards SVQ 3

My name is Miss Caitlin I am the trainee within Beautiful Butterflies Classroom. I am currently working towards my SVQ level 3. I enjoy being outdoors with the children doing fun activities and also exploring the forest.

 

Miss Melissa Freeland - Senior Practitioner SVQ 3

Hello, my name is Miss Melissa. I am a qualified Nursery School Practitioner with an SVQ level 3 in childcare and education. I am also First Aid trained. I have worked within a Nursery environment for over 6 years and have the different experiences. I am currently the Senior in the Busy Bees 2 room and am very happy being part of the Crossbasket Nursery Team. I am now working towards my SVQ Level 4.

 

Miss Jane Nash - Nursery School Practitioner SVQ 3

Hi, my name is Miss Jane. I am a more mature Practitioner within Crossbasket Nursery School. I qualified in 2014 , and I am also trained in First Aid/Paediatric First Aid/HIV/Hep B & C. I am also certificated for Food Hygiene. I have 3 children of my own and am enjoying my time here at Crossbasket.

Miss Christine Farrell- Nursery School Practitioner SVQ3

Hi, I am Miss Christine. I am a Nursery School Practitioner with my SVQ level 3 in Early Education and Childcare . I also achieved my PDA in Childhood Studies. I have more than five years experience of working within a childcare setting.

Miss Shannon Rattigan - Nursery School Practitioner SVQ 3

Hi, I am Miss Shannon and have been qualified in Childcare for more than two years. I am a trained First Aider , and am loving my time at Crossbasket Nursery. Working with the children is such a joy, and am very happy to be part of a great team. I have been  a member of the Crossbasket Team since March 2016 and you can find me within the Beautiful Butterflies Classroom. 

Miss Jade Short - Nursery School Cook

My name is Miss Jade . I am the Nursery Cook. I have 5 years experience working in nurseries and previously ran a restaurant with my family. My aim at Crossbasket is to provide children with a fresh, seasonal menu with meals that are nutritious.

Miss Stephanie Farrell - Nursery School Practitioner PDA 

My name is Miss Stephanie . I am a Nursery School Practitioner here at Crossbasket. I have over 13 years  of experience working in nurseries. I have two young children aged 1 and 5. You can find me in the Busy Bee 3 classroom on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Miss Christine and Miss Louisa.

Miss Leanne Wright - Nursery School Practitioner SVQ3

My name is Miss Leanne. I am a Nursery School Practitioner here at Crossbasket. I have over 11 years  of experience working in nurseries. I have a daughter who is two years old. You can find me in the Cute Caterpillar classroom on a Thursday and Friday with Miss Ashley and Miss Shannon. 

Miss Debbie Cassidy - Nursery School Practitioner SVQ3 

My name is Miss Debbie . I am new to the Crossbasket team. I have over 1o years  of experience working with young children from Birth to 5 years. I have two daughters aged 1 and 7. You can find me in the Busy Bee 2 classroom on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I loved to be outdoors, exploring, having fun and investigating. I am also very creative and like to spend time in the art area.