- 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 Courtney and I am a modern apprentice at Riverside Childcare. I started my apprenticeship in January 2023 and currently work in Poppies (3-5 room). My favourite part of this job is seeing the progress each child makes every day and it may be something small or big but it’s amazing to see…. I love being part of the Riverside family.
My name is Sarah and I am a Qualified Practitioner 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 Caitlin Connor, I have been a qualified practitioner for 3 years now and have been at Riverside Childcare since August 2020. I currently work in Poppies and I feel privileged to be a part of our children’s last years at nursery before transitioning to school. My job is rewarding because I have the opportunity to make an impact on a child’s journey through their early years and I am able to watch as they develop and thrive.
Hello my name is Leah, I am a modern apprentice at Riverside Childcare and I started my apprenticeship in January 2023. I work in the Bluebells room and my favourite thing about working with the children is seeing them reach their milestones.
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 ”
My name is Gillian Brown. I worked in Riverside during 2007 – 2009 where I completed my qualification at SVQ Level 3. I returned in September 2016 and now work in the Buttercup room with the 1–2-year-olds, as Room Supervisor. The best thing about the Buttercups is building relationships with each child and their families and having the opportunity to watch them grow as they progress through the rooms.
My name is Kerry, I started in September 2022 as the Modern Apprentice in Bluebells and currently work in the Poppy room. I love working as a team with the other staff members in Bluebells to make everyday a new and exciting experience for the children. I have developed an amazing bond with all of the children and staff at Riverside and look forward to continue gaining more great knowledge from everyone.
My name is Noah and I started working at Riverside Childcare as a modern apprentice in January 2023. I currently work in the Poppy room and love my job because everyday is an adventure.
My name is Laura and I have worked in Riverside since 2016. I work with the children in the Poppy Room, my job is so rewarding, I build children’s confidence and resilience through explorative and innovative play. I have worked in childcare for 10 years and was previously a Nanny in Singapore for 6 months!
My name is Christina Buchanan. I started working as an Apprentice in September 2021 and I currently work as a Qualified Practitioner within the Buttercups room 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 Stacey I have worked at Riverside since 2016 and work in the Poppies as a Supervisor. Messy activities and exploring the outdoors with the children is what I like best. I’m privileged to be a part of the lives of the Poppies and believe my influence will have a positive impact on their future.
Hi, my name is Shannon Dunbar. I started my childcare career late 2015 and spent over 6 years working with 0-3’s. I started my Riverside journey in 2023 after I returned from maternity leave with my baby boy and work in the Poppy Seed room. I love making good relationships with the children and their families and watching the children’s confidence grow as they settle into their new room.
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, I’m also known as Sammy. I have been part of the Riverside team for over 20 years and spent 14 years of this working with the Snowdrop children. I have worked with all age groups and currently work with the Poppies. I love my job because I get to watch all of the children grow in confidence as they transition through the different rooms. I am the Co-ordinator for Eco Schools and it gives me great pleasure when the children show enthusiasm for eco projects.
Hi I’m Cheryl and I have been working in Poppies since August 2022 as an Early Years Support Worker. I am currently completing my qualification through Experiential Play and I love being here to help nurture and shaper your little ones minds.
My name is Stephanie, I have worked in childcare for over 10 years and was lucky enough to join the Riverside team in August 22. I love working in childcare and in particular watching the children learn and grow into confident individuals. I take pride in creating individual bonds with the children and nurturing them through their early years.