Links Nursery has a dedicated and professionally qualified staff team. Leading the team currently is acting manager Kirsty Guthrie, who has several years nursery experience. Kirsty holds an SVQ level 3 in Children’s Care, Development and Learning and is supported by Stacey Wakeham, acting deputy manager and a small team of qualified nursery practitioners, all of whom hold an HNC or SVQ level 3 in Children’s Care, Development and Learning or equivalent, and two modern apprentices who are training to become qualified. All staff are registered with the SSSC and are PVG registered under the Disclosure Scotland scheme. All staff have completed child protection training and first aid for children, and are required to undertake training in the form of continual professional development. In addition all new staff are subject to a comprehensive induction programme.
The Duns nursery management team is overseen by Links Nurseries Area Manager, Jenny Shearer and the Links owner Director, Mairi McCrae. Whilst not based onsite, both are nonetheless available to support the management team when required, and have many years’ experience running nurseries across Scotland.