Nursery Staff

Senior Management

Therese Duriez

Therese Duriez

Therese is a Director of Forbes Nurseries and opened the nursery doors in 1996. Therese's passion and love of education runs throughout the nursery. She is a great believer in the importance of the outdoors in early years education and the benefits that it brings.

Carol Duriez

Carol Duriez

Carol is the nursery Business Manager. Carol has over 10 years experience of working as a contractor in the financial sector and joined the nursery in August 2017. Carol is a mother of three young children.

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

Lauren

Lauren

Lauren is the assistant nursery manager since 2016 . Lauren works across all the rooms supporting the staff and helping develop the nursery.

Pre-school Team

Craig

Craig

Craig is the Pre-school team leader. He also runs our forest school/beach school and is extremely enthusiastic about the outdoors.

Katie

Katie

Katie is an apprentice who works in the Preschool room. She is currently studying towards her SVQ level 3

Emily

Emily

Emily is a qualified practitioner who is a key worker in the Preschool room and has worked in the nursery since 2017.

Siobhan

Siobhan

Siobhan is a qualified practitioner who works in the Preschool Room.

Under Threes Team

Elysia

Elysia

Elysia works in the Toddler room and supports the children learning and development. She is a qualified practitioner who has worked in different early year settings throughout Edinburgh

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is one of our Under 3s Team Leader and she is a qualified Practitioner who works in the Baby room since 2018.

Abby

Abby

Abby is one of our Under 3s Team Leader and she is a qualified Practitioner who works in the Tweenie room since 2017.

Laura

Laura

Laura is working in the toddler room. Laura has completed a diploma is Primary school teaching

Victoria

Victoria

Victoria is a qualified Practitioner who works in the Tweenie room.

Elena

Elena

Elena is a support worker in our Tweenie room. Elena joined the nursery in July 2021.

Hannah

Hannah

Hannah is a support worker in our Toddler room. Hannah joined the nursery in July 2021.

Joanna

Joanna

Joanna is an apprentice working towards her SVQ level 3 working in our Tweenie room and she joined the nursery in November 2021.

Julia

Julia

Julia is an apprentice working towards her SVQ level 3 working in our Baby room and she joined the nursery in September 2021.

Shaelyn

Shaelyn

Shaelyn is an apprentice working towards her SVQ level 3 working in our Tweenie room.

Amie

Amie

Amie is a qualified practitioner working in our Toddler room and joined the nursery in May 2021.

Ancillary Staff

Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary is a qualified Practitioner and is one of our bank staff members who works across all our sites supporting the different age groups.

Karen

Karen

Karen is the nursery administrator. She has been with the nursery for over 18 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.

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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.