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 also 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 is Lead Practitioner of the nursery. 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 has recently completed her HND and is currently studying towards her PDA Level 9.
Bethany Stephen is our Assistant Manager and a qualified Practitioner who works in the Toddler room. Bethany has worked at a variety of different childcare setting including nurseries and after school care. She has also completed her SVQ4.
Kirsty is a qualified Practitioner with an SVQ 3. She works in the Ante-Preschool.
Carol Smith is a qualified practitioner who has worked at several other nurseries in Edinburgh. She has an HND in Primary teaching from Dundee. Carol works in our Preschool room.
Charlotte is a qualified Practitioner who has a BA in Educational Studies. She has worked as an Au pair in Australia and the UK. She works with the Preschool room delivering the Curriculum for Excellence.
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 with the under threes.
Tatiana is a Practitioner who works in the Preschool room. She has experience of both agency work, Montessori and other private setting in both Scotland and Spain.
Alison is an experienced Practitioner who is Team Leader for Preschool. She has worked at other settings in Edinburgh. Alison also has experience of ASL.
Emma Green is a qualified Practitioner who has worked at various other nurseries around Edinburgh. Emma works in the Baby room
Donna Wedlock 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 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 is a qualified practitioner with an HNC and is also the Under 3’s room leader. Lyndsey is also a key worker in the Tweenie room.
Kate is a qualified Support worker who works in the Baby room. Kate has worked at variety of other nurseries around Edinburgh through agency and permanent positions.
James is a support worker. James has worked at two of the Forbes nursery and has a experience from after school care. James is a key worker in the Tweenie’s. He is also a father of 3.
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.
Aga is a qualified Practitioner. She has gained experience from several nurseries around Edinburgh. She works in the Tweenie room as a key worker.
Penny and Sonya Stewart are in charge of cleaning the nursery.
Mark Turner is the nursery cook. He is currently studying different culinary courses at college.