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

Bethany Stephen

Bethany Stephen

Bethany is our Manager and a qualified Practitioner who works in the Preschool room. Bethany has worked at a variety of different childcare setting including nurseries and after school care. She has also completed her SVQ4.

Alison

Alison

Alison is an experienced Practitioner who is also the Assistant manager and key worker for Preschool. She has worked at other settings in Edinburgh. Alison also has experience of ASL.

Pre-school Team

Kirsty

Kirsty

Kirsty is a qualified Practitioner with an SVQ 3. She works in the Ante-Preschool.

Dorthy

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Dorthy is a qualified practitioner who has worked in different settings in Edinburgh. She works in the Tweenie room.

Kate

Kate

Kate is a qualified practitioner who works in the Preschool. Kate has worked at variety of other nurseries around Edinburgh through agency and permanent positions.

Elisha

Elisha

Elisha is a qualified Practitioner with an HNC in Early Education and Childcare. Through her qualification she completed placements at several other nurseries around Edinburgh and primary school. Elisha works in the Preschool room and is the Team leader for the over 3's.

Rachel

Rachel

Rachel is a Practitioner who works in the Preschool room. She has experience of through her HNC of different centres. Rachel has also just started her BA in Childhood practice.

James

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James is a qualified practitioner who has worked across a variety of different care setting in Edinburgh and Fife. James is a key worker in the Preschool room.

Under Threes Team

Emma

Emma

Emma is a qualified Practitioner who has worked at various other nurseries around Edinburgh. Emma works in the Baby room

Donna Elliot

Donna Elliot

Donna is a Practitioner who works with the Tweenies. This is her first job in childcare but has a lovely and caring approach to the children. She is also a mother.

Claire

Claire

Claire is a qualified practitioner who has worked at several other nurseries around Edinburgh. Claire is one of the key workers in the Under 2’s.

Lyndsey

Lyndsey

Lyndsey is a qualified practitioner with an SVQ3 and is also the Under 3’s room leader. Lyndsey is also a key worker in the Tweenie room.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Rebecca is a support worker. She has worked at Forbes nursery Greenhill and has a experience from after school care as well as nannying in Germany. Rebecca is a key worker in the Tweenie’s.

Lois

Lois

Lois is a qualified practitioner who has gained most of her experience working at early years setting in Edinburgh and also different care setting. She is a key worker in the Babies. Lois is also a mother herself.

Ancillary Staff

Penny

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Penny is in charge of cleaning the nursery.

Sonya Stewart

Sonya Stewart

Sonya is in charge of cleaning the nursery.

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.