Therese Duriez 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 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.
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 Wyllie 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.
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 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.
Ceri is a qualified practitioner who works in the Preschool room. She has worked in early education settings up in Oban prior to moving to Edinburgh.
Nahikari is a qualified Teacher. She has worked in childcare centers in both Scotland and Spain. She works with the over 3’s team in planning and evaluating the different experiences of the children. Nahikari is also a qualified Forest school instructor.
Sam Sweeney is a qualified Practitioner with an HNC who works in the Pre-school. She joined the nursery in 2008.
Rachel is a qualified practitioner and has gained experience from nursery settings around Edinburgh. She has also worked as a nanny in the USA for 4 years. She is a keyworker in the Toddler room.
Blanca is a Practitioner who works as a keyworker in the Toddlers. She has worked in the childcare sector both in Spain and Scotland.
Insuk Kang 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.
Lauren Wood is a qualified Practitioner who works in the under 3’s. Lauren has large amount of experience in working with children.
Kara Strong 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.
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 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 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.
Vicky is a qualified Practitioner who has gained experience from a private nursery in Edinburgh. She works with the under 3’s.
Bianca is a qualified practitioner who has gained at experience at several different private settings throughout Edinburgh. She is one of the key workers in the Beanie room. Bianca is also a mother.
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 McLay 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.