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 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 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.
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 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.
Aga is a qualified Practitioner. She has gained experience from several nurseries around Edinburgh. She works in the Preschool room as a key worker.
Claire is an experienced practitioner who has worked in different care settings in Edinburgh. Claire is one of the key workers in the Baby room.
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 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 was our lunchtime cover but now works 2 days a week mainly in the Baby room. She is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 3 children.
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.
Avril is a qualified practitioner who helps cover holiday, training and sickness. Avril has worked with the nursery since 2016 and knows all the children in the different rooms.
Karen is the nursery administrator. She has been with the nursery for over 10 years and keeps things running smoothly in the office. If you have any questions or queries then she would be more then happy to help. Karen also a mother herself.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm. Open throughout the year except Christmas day to New Year.