The professional, well qualified, highly skilled staff are Riverside Childcare’s greatest resources.
- The owners of the nursery also own an additional successful nursery within another Local Authority.
- There are two managers, both of whom have successfully completed their BA in Childhood Practice.
- All rooms are overseen by experienced supervisors and each room has a senior staff member who oversees the room in their absence.
- Early Years Practitioners and Modern Apprentices provide a rich, creative and challenging environment.
- There is an Additional Support Needs Co-ordinator to ensure that all children achieve their full potential.
- The cook produces nutritious, well balanced meals following national guidance.
- All employees are carefully selected and PVG checked prior to appointment and are registered with the Scottish Social Services Council.
Riverside Childcare is committed to investing in the continuous training and development of staff to ensure that our exceptionally high standards are maintained.
Our children have drawn our staff, please see below for our wonderful drawings and to find out more information about each staff member
Hi, my name is Ashleigh and I have worked at Riverside since 2002 (I know I don’t look that old☺) I have been Preschool Supervisor for the past 19 years. I am out going, fun, and very passionate about my work. I love my job, and in particular, supporting our children to have the skills needed to be successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens. I liaise closely with the local schools to ensure our children have happy and positive transitions. Watching the Poppies grow, flourish and achieve is the best part of my job. Children are the future….believe in the beauty of their dreams..
My name is Sarah and I am a Modern Apprentice at Riverside Childcare. I started my training in October 2020 and I have worked in Bluebells and Poppy Seeds. My favourite part of the job is seeing the smiles on the children’s faces every day 🙂
My name is Caroline. I have worked at Riverside since 2003 and spent most of my time working in the 3-5 room. In December 2015 I became Manager and successfully completed my BA in Childhood Practice in May 2019. I have used my years of experience within the nursery to help support the staff in all playrooms and develop relationships with all of the children and parents. I am also the Health and Safety Officer within the nursery and collaborate with staff and children to introduce new and exciting risky play experiences and explore the benefits this brings to the children.
My Name is Charlie, I have been at Riverside since February 2020. I started as an Apprentice in the Snowdrop Room (Babies) and I am now a qualified practitioner within the Bluebell Room. My favourite part of the day is observing the children’s play and development.
My name is Christina Buchanan. I started working as an Apprentice in September 2021 and I currently work in Snowdrops where every day has been amazing! I feel like I have developed a strong bond with my co-workers and children in my room and I can’t wait to continue watching the children grow and develop.
My name is Sinead and I’m a Modern Apprentice at Riverside Childcare. I have worked at Riverside since March 2021 and I am currently working in the Poppies Room. I love working with the children and seeing them achieve new skills, develop their knowledge and just have fun. It’s always rewarding to see them happy!!!
Hi, my name is David, I started at Riverside in August 2020 as a Childcare Practitioner in Training. I have really enjoyed the time I have spent in the 2-3 & 3-5 room’s and I am now a qualified Early Years Practitioner in the Poppies. I believe the best part of my time at Riverside is watching the children develop and grow and teaching them skills for learning, life, and work.
I know a girl called Jolly who could not find her dolly she put it with her brolly and the Bluebell trolley….. her name is ‘Gillian Jolly’
“Great rhymers make great readers ”
Hi, my name is Hollie, and I am a Modern Apprentice at Riverside Childcare. I began my training at Riverside in April 2021 and have made amazing bonds with the children and staff. I work in the Buttercups room where each day is filled with joy and fun. I have also spent some time in Poppies and Bluebells and have gained lots of amazing experience from these rooms. Being able to watch the children develop and learn every day is one of the most rewarding things in the world. I absolutely love being a part of the Riverside family, I have the most amazing job in the world 🙂
My name is Jane, and I am a senior in the Poppy Room. I have been working at Riverside since 2017. I love my job, I watch the children develop as they participate in exciting, inventive, and challenging experiences.
Hi, my name is Jacqui, affectionately known as ‘Cooker’ by the children. I have been at Riverside for over 15 years now and love knowing I prepare healthy, nutritious meals for the children. The children & parents offer suggestions for the menu, and I share recipes to be recreated at home.
Hello, my name is Jenna, and I am a Modern Apprentice at Riverside Childcare. So far I have spent time in Bluebells, Snowdrops, Thistles and Poppies. I enjoy taking time and learning more about the children I care for and planning activities that help them discover more about the world around them. I love outdoor play with the children especially if waterproofs are involved! I believe every child at Riverside Childcare is special and I feel delighted to be part of their learning journey.
One of my roles in Riverside is leading drama experiences which are a passion of mine. It is great seeing children’s confidence grow through role play and improvisation. I love how varied my role is. I get to work and be a positive role model for children aged 3-12 years.
Hi, my name is Lorrayne and I have worked at Riverside since 2017. I mainly work in the Thistles however I am fortunate that I get to spend time working with all age groups. I love working here as the staff are all very professional and we support one another, and of course I’ve loved watching the children grow and develop over the years.
Hello, my name is Lynne, I’m the Senior Manager. I’ve been a manager here since 2004. In 1995 I came to Riverside to begin my career. Through all of my roles I’ve been fortunate to have received continuous opportunities to train and develop and have studied formally for 8 years in total, I completed my degree, a Ba in Childhood Practice, in June 2017. It is a privilege to lead a team of dedicated, caring, highly skilled staff. My aim is to maintain the excellent reputation we have and continue to develop innovative and nurturing practices which lead to the best outcomes for the children in our care and continuous support for our families.
In 2021 I began working in the Poppy Room and have relished in having the opportunity to challenge myself, working with the 3-5 years children for the first time. I love that every day is different and that we provide adventure and laughter while supporting the learning and development of the children. Focusing on building strong relationships with children and their families ensure we get it right for their wellbeing.
My name is Samantha cocker. I have worked at Riverside in the Snowdrop room since 2001. I have a BA in Childhood and Youth Studies and an SVQ level 3 in Early Years. I love every minute of my job. It is amazing to watch the children grow and to be able to help them develop into incredible little people.