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

Claire

Claire

Claire is the Lead practitioner of the nursery who has worked at the nursery over 12 years. She has worked with all the age groups throughout her time in the nursery. Claire completed her BA in Childhood development.

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a qualified Practitioner with an SVQ3 in Early years and the Assistant manager. Before joining Forbes she gained an HND in Agriculture. Sarah has been in the nursery since 2003 and heads up our forest school approach.

Pre-school Team

Lindsay

Lindsay

Lindsay Munro is a qualified practitioner. She has gained experience in different care settings and sectors over the years. Lindsay works in the Over 3’s.

Emma

Emma

Emma Brocklehurst is a qualified Practitioner with an HNC and works every morning with Antepreschool. Emma also teaches tap dance for young children in her spare time. She has been in the nursery since 2002. Emma has a daughter.

Kirsty

Kirsty

Kirsty has completed her Teacher training. She works with the over 3’s team in planning and evaluating the different experiences of the children.

Colm

Colm

Colm is a support worker working with the Over 3's team.

Sam

Sam

Sam is a qualified Practitioner with an HNC who works in the Pre-school. She joined the nursery in 2008.

Vicky

Vicky

Vicky is a qualified Practitioner who has gained experience from a private nursery in Edinburgh. Vicky works as a key worker in the Preschool.

Under Threes Team

Mukti

Mukti

Mukti is a support worker who has gained experience from different nursery settings around Edinburgh. She is a keyworker in the Toddler room.

Chloe

Chloe

Chloe is a Practitioner who works as a keyworker in the Beanies.

Insuk Kang

Insuk Kang

Insuk is a qualified practitioner who has over 10 years working at Forbes nursery. She has worked in nearly all the different age groups. Insuk is also a mother and grand mother.

Kara Strong

Kara Strong

Kara is a qualified Practitioner with an SVQ3. Kara is also a mother of three and has been in the nursery since 2005. Kara is a keyworker in the Baby room.

Lindsey

Lindsey

Lindsey is a qualified practitioner who works in the Beanie room. Lindsey has a large amount of experience from other early years settings.

Lucy

Lucy

Lucy is a qualified practitioner. She has gained experience from working in different settings in Edinburgh. She is a key worker in the Toddler room.

Lisa

Lisa

Lisa is a qualified practitioner who works as a key worker in the Baby room. Lisa has over 12+ years experience and has worked in different centers around Edinburgh.

Tatiana

Tatiana

Tatiana is a qualified Practitioner who is working in the Toddler room. She has worked in childcare settings around Edinburgh and comes with a wealth of experience. Tatiana has completed her BA in Childhood practice from Glasgow. She is also the Under 3s Team leader.

Ancillary Staff

Andrzej

Andrzej

Andrzej is the nursery cook. He has worked in several different restaurants and nurseries around Edinburgh. He has a young child so understands fully the importance of diet to children and tailors the menu accordingly. He joined us in 2015.

Karen

Karen

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.

NDNA Care Inspectorate Education Scotland

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.