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.

Leann Lavery - Nursery Manager

Hi my name is Miss Leann, I am the Nursery Manager here at Crossbasket Nursery School.  I have over 11 years experience within a nursery setting.  We have a fabulous indoor and outdoor environment here at Crossbasket Nursery School where I love to watch our children grow and develop in their learning.  I am so proud to have amazing staff, children, parents and carers to work alongside.  

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. 

Marlyn Clark - Administrative Assistant 

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.

Jenna Doyle - Senior Nursery Practitioner

Hi my name is Miss Jenna and I am a qualified early years practitioner. I have worked at Crossbasket Nursery for some time 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.

 

Jade Foy - Nursery School Practitioner SVG3

Hi, I am Miss Jade and I began my time here at Crossbasket Nursery as a trainee practitioner.  I have since qualified and delighted to be part of this super team.  I am currently based within the pre-school department and love watching the children grow and develop preparing them for Primary School.  We have a fantastic nursery and outdoors environment making every day a fun filled experience.  

Gemma Maguire - Senior Nursery Practitioner SVQ3

Hi my name is Miss Gemma,  I am delighted to be part such a wonderful nursery.  Here at Crossbasket nursery we are so privileged to have our very own Nursery Forest where we can take the children's interest and wonder to the next level.  I am currently the senior within our Busy Bee 1 room and love to be involved in messy play and science experiments.  I look forward to welcoming you  and your little ones.

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.

Louisa Houston - Senior Nursery Practitioner SVQ 4

My name is Miss Louisa,  I have over 22 years experience in early years and I am a mother of two beautiful children.  I am currently the senior within our Busy Bee's 2 room and love working with our pre-school children.  I enjoy planning outdoor activities and I am leader of our Pea pods gardening club which I am dedicated in developing.  Being a Nursery Practitioner is a very rewarding job and I am very proud to be part of such an amazing team.

 

 

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.

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.

Ashley Kane - Nursery School Practitioner SVQ3

Hi, My name is Miss Ashley.  I have over 8 years experience in early years and I am a mother to my son who is 4 years old.  I am currently based within the Busy Bee 2 room on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.   I enjoy arts and craft activities and getting messy with the children.

Shannon Rattigan - Nursery School Practitioner SVQ 3

Hi, I am Miss Shannon and have been qualified in Childcare for more than three 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 I look forward to many more wonderful years.  

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.

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.

Scott Cantley - Nursery School Practitioner HNC

Hi, I am Mr Scott I am currently a nursery practitioner within the Busy Bee 1 room.  I am qualified with a HNC in  childhood practice and have 6 years experience working with children through coaching rugby as well as being a swimming instructor. I love our forest environment here at Crossbasket Nursery School exploring nature with the children and most of all finding lots of mini beasts.  I look forward to my time here at Crossbasket Nursery.   

Cara Selkirk  - Nursery School Practitioner SVQ3

Hi, My name is Cara and I have 11 years experience working in the childcare sector, mainly based in the baby room which i am currently the senior of in our wonderful nursery.  I am currently working towards my SVQ level 4.  I love working with children watching them grow and learn so much.  There is so much satisfaction in this job and I am so grateful to be part of an amazing staff team!

Natasha Greenhorn  - Nursery School Practitioner HNC

Hi, I'm Miss Natasha and I have 4 years childcare experience, I currently hold an HNC in Early Education and Childcare.  I love getting involved in messy play and having fun outdoors.  I am a friendly and bubbly person so please come and say hi.

Megan Kirkwood  - Nursery School Trainee

Hi, I am Miss Megan.  I am a trainee here at Crossbasket Nursery School working towards my SVQ level 3.  I love messy play, story time and learning within our outdoor environment.  I look forward to getting to know all the children and working in various rooms.

Shannon Loney  - Nursery School Practitioner SVQ3

Hi I am Miss Shannon and I am loving my time here at Crossbaket Nursery School.  I was so lucky to work in such a wonderful environment while gaining my SVQ level 3.  I have worked in various rooms and love being able to have experience in all age ranges.  My favourite play would be messy play, physical play and risky play.  The children surprise me everyday and I look forward to a bright future here at Crossbaket Nursery.  

Caitlin Greenhorn  - Nursery School Practitioner SVQ3

Hi, I am Miss Caitlin a qualified practitioner here at Crossbasket Nursery School.  I am currently based in the Beautiful Butterfly room and love being part of this great team.  I love to take the children outdoors and involve them in physical play.  The best part of my job is watching the children grow and develop whilst preparing them for the transition to our pre school room.

Becky Stewart  - Nursery School Practitioner SVQ3

Hi my name is Miss Becky and I am a qualified childcare practitioner within the Busy Bee 1 Room.  I am so looking forward to meeting all the children and parents here at Crossbasket Nursery.  I am very excited to help prepare our children for their future ahead and help them shine brighter than they do already.  I have received an amazing welcome from everyone and look forward to working with the lovely staff team.