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


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.


Elisha is our Assistant Manager working in our preschool room 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.

Pre-school Team


Mercy is a qualified Practitioner and joined the nursery in May 2019. Mercy works in our Preschool room.


Elizabeth works in our Preschool Team as a Support worker joining the nursery in October 2022. Elizabeth previously worked abroad in children's summer camps .


Jasmine has joined the nursery with 6 years experience from a nursery in Suffolk and is working in our Preschool Room. Jasmine is working towards her Primary Education Studies with the Open University.


Karen is a qualified practitioner with an SVQ Level 4 and works in our Preschool Room

Under Threes Team


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


Amy is a qualified practitioner and works our Baby room. Amy joined the nursery in 2019 as an Apprentice.


Jessica joined the nursery in February 2023 and is gaining experience throughout the different age groups.


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


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

Ancillary Staff


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


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 management experience and is a mother to two children.


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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