Nursery Staff

Senior Management

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

Abby

Abby is our Assistant Manager and works in our Toddler room. Abby is a qualified Practitioner joining the nursery in 2017.

Pre-school Team

Craig

Craig is the Pre-school team leader and joined the nursery in 2016. He also runs our forest school/beach school and is extremely enthusiastic about the outdoors.

Katie

Katie is qualified practitioner working in the Preschool room since August 2020.

Lucy

Lucy is an apprentice working in our preschool team since Sept 2022. She is working towards her SVQ level 3 qualification.

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 is a qualified practitioner who works in the Preschool Room. Siobhan joined the nursery in August 2020.

Amandine

Amandine works as a Support Worker in our preschool room. Amandine joined the nursery in June 2022.

Under Threes Team

Elysia

Elysia works in our Tweenie room since 209 and supports the children learning and development. She is a qualified practitioner who has worked in different early year settings throughout Edinburgh

Sarah

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

Laura

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

Victoria

Victoria is a qualified Practitioner and works in our Toddler room since 2019.

Elena

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

Hannah

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

Joanna

Joanna is a qualified practitioner working in our Tweenie room. Jo joined the nursery in 2021 as an Apprentice. a

Shaelyn

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

Amie

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

Kati

Kati works in our Tweenie room as a support worker. Kati joined the nursery in July 2022.

Ancillary Staff

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.

Joe

Joe is our nursery chef since January 2023. Joe joined our nursery in 2021 covering maternity leave at our Greenhill setting . Joe is a fantastic chef with years of experience.

Annabel

Annabel joined the nursery admin team in November 2022. Annabel works across our four settings supporting the managers and staff. Annabel has over 10 years retail experience and is a mother to two children.

Karen

Karen works in our nursery admin team joining the nursery in 2003. Karen works across our four settings supporting the managers and staff. Karen is a mother herself.

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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.