Nursery Staff

Senior Management

Therese Duriez

Therese Duriez

Therese is the Director of Forbes Claremont Park and Forbes Bruntsfield and has been running the nurseries since 1996. Therese is very much involved in the day to day running of the nurseries and is a great believer in the importance of the outdoors in early years education.

Anthony Duriez

Anthony Duriez

Anthony is Therese’s son and is a Director of the nurseries. Anthony grew up with the nursery and after a successful career in business he decided to join the nursery in 2008. He is dedicated to helping the children in our care to develop the skills and social understanding they will need to be happy, healthy individuals.

Andrea Whyte

Andrea Whyte

Andrea is the nursery Director of Care and Education. She has been with the nursery since it opened in 1996 and we could not imagine the nursery without her. During her time in the nursery she has completed her HNC and her Personal Development Award, both for early years and education. She works across all the different nurseries.

Management Team

Pre-school Team

Sara Breingan

Sara Breingan

Sara works as a Lead practitioner and has a Degree in Design. She has completed her HNC in childcare and is also a fitness instructor. Sara won Nursery Nurse of the Year at the Nursery World awards 2009 (UK wide). She has also completed her postgraduate degree in Early Years Practice. Sara is a very creative practitioner and continues to provide exciting and stimulating activities for the children. She is in charge of the 0-3 room also.

Abby Harris

Abby Harris

Abby is the Assistant Manager. She has experience in several nurseries around Edinburgh/Fife. She has an HNC in childcare and is currently studying towards her BA in Childhood practice, she works with the Preschool. Abby also works closely with Sara in taking the nursery forward.

Under Threes Team

Avril

Avril

Avril is a Support worker currently working towards her SVQ 3 and works with the in the under 2s room. She is also a mother.

June Breingan

June Breingan

June is a practioner with an HNC in Early Years and Education. She is a mother of three and has many years experience as a childminder. She brings all her warmth and experience to work with the babies.

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen is a practitioner who completed her training in Spain. She has worked in Childcare agency throughout Edinburgh as well as other care settings in Spain.

Janet Sproule

Janet Sproule

Janet was our lunchtime cover but now works 4 days a week mainly in the baby room. She is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 3 children.

Aga

Aga

Aga is a qualified Practitioner. She has gained experience from several nurseries around Edinburgh. She works in the Preschool room as a key worker.

Ancillary Staff

Sonya Stewart

Sonya Stewart

Sonya is our chef and is dedicated to providing delicious and healthy food for the children. She is the mother of one boy. Sonya also represented the nurseries at the Nursery World Awards 2009 (UK wide) for the food award where we were runners up.

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Quick Contact

Bruntsfield
0131 229 5511
Claremont Park
0131 553 5068
Greenhill
0131 228 4513
Bruntsfield Place
0131 229 1970

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm. Open throughout the year except Christmas day to New Year.