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

Bethany

Bethany

Bethany is our Nursery Manager and a qualified Practitioner who has worked at the nursery since 2014. Bethany has worked at a variety of different childcare setting including nurseries and after school care. She has also completed her SVQ4. Bethany is currently studying for her PDA in childhood practice.

Alison

Alison

Alison is the Assistant Manager and has worked in the nursery since 2016 in our Preschool room. Alison has completed her BA in Educational studies as well as her SVQ 4. During her studies Alison has gained experience working with primary aged children as well as supporting children with additional support needs.

Pre-school Team

Elisha

Elisha

Elisha is over 3's Team Leader since 2014. She 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.

Yaiza

Yaiza

Yaiza is a support worker in our Preschool room. Morgan joined the nursery in August 2021 .

Pablo

Pablo

Pablo is a support worker in our Preschool room. Pablo joined the nursery in April 2021 and is currently studying for his SVQ 3 qualification.

Amy

Amy

Amy is a support worker in our Preschool room. Amy joined the nursery in February 2021 .

Sandy

Sandy

Sandy is a support worker in our Preschool room. Sandy joined the nursery in April 2022 .

Under Threes Team

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.

Rose

Rose

Rose is a qualified Practitioner with a HNC in childhood practice who joined the nursery in 2018. Rose works in our Tweenie room.

Amy

Amy

Amy is an apprentice and works in the Tweenie room. Amy joined the nursery in 2019.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Rebecca is a qualified practitioner and has worked at our nursery since 2017. Rebecca is a key worker in our Baby room. She has experience from after school care as well as nannying in Germany.

Morgan

Morgan

Morgan is a qualified practitioner with an HNC in childhood practice. Morgan joined the nursery in January 2022 and works in in our Baby room.

Karen

Karen

Karen is a qualified practitioner with an SVQ Level 4 and works in our Tweenie room.

Alice

Alice

Alice is a support worker in our Tweenie room. Alice joined the nursery in April 2022 .

Ancillary Staff

Agnes

Agnes

Agnes is our chef at our Nursery. Agnes has a great deal of experience and creates delicious meals every day for the children.

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.