We have professionally trained staff in our nurseries. Here are the staff at Wee Gems Nursery in Edinburgh.

Mahyar Mortazavi BSc – Founder/Director

MahyarfaceChild First Aid certified

Mahyar has over 20 years experience in business development. He has created Wee Gems from a simple joke over a dinner table into one of the country’s most high tec childcare centres. He is also very active throughout West Lothian business scene as an ambassador for West Lothian Council, served as board member of West Lothian Chamber of Commerce and a panel member and aftercare adviser for the Princess Scottish Youth Business Trust (PSYBT) helping young people to start their own business.

James Boyd Murdoch – Finance Director

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Child First Aid certified

A highly commercial, professional individual whose extensive experience has been gained within a broad portfolio of diverse companies. Specialising in identification and solving financial and management issues within SME companies.

Lynsey Moore – Nursery Co-ordinator

lynsey-mooreQualifications: HNC in Early Education and Childcare, Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Currently working towards SVQ 4 in Social Services, Children and young people.

Lynsey began her career in Wee Gems as Nursery Practitioner within our Corstorphine branch in September 2013. She then ventured to Wee Gem’s Livingston as she accepted a promotion as 1-2 years room supervisor. Lynsey later returned to Wee Gems Corstorphine, progressing to Nursery Co-ordinator. Lynsey now enjoys leading the pre-school room and overseeing all play rooms.

Steph Cameron – Pre-school Supervisor

Steph CameronSVQ 3 Childcare/Early years Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Steph joined Croileagan in 2011; a very caring individual always looking for a challenge; always looking to develop the outdoor areas.

Ruth Brown – Tweenie Room Supervisor

Ruth Brown

HNC Childcare/Education Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Ruth joined us on October 2013; she has extensive childcare experience; she has been a qualified practitioner since 2000.

Laura Sclater – Baby Room Supervisor

Laura SclaterHND nursing Child First Aid & Child Protection certified
NC Childcare

Laura is a qualified children medical nurse as well as qualified childcare practitioner; she has been at Croileagan from 2009 and she is another strong member of our team responsible for success of our nursery.

Natalie Stonehouse – Nursery Practitioner

natalie-stonehouseQualifications: HNC in Early Education and Childcare Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Once gaining her HNC Natalie decided to join Wee Gems Edinburgh in August 2014. She has experience within a variety of childcare placements while carrying out her qualification. Natalie is a member of staff within our Pre-school room. She enjoys music and drama and explores these areas within The Curriculum for Excellence with the children.

Kerrie Dolphine – Nursery Practitioner

kerrie-dolphineQualifications: SVQ 3 in Early Years Care and Education

Kerrie has 10 years experience with workin in early year settings. She joined Wee Gems in September 2013. She has a passion for the Pre-Birth to Three Framework. She enjoys working with children of all ages within the nursery and is currently a member of our babyroom team.

Danielle Wilson – Nursery Practitioner

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Qualifications: SVQ 3 in Early Years Care and Education Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Danielle joined Wee Gems Edinburgh in August 2014. Her previous experience was gained within various childcare settings. Danielle works within our pre-school room as she has a great knowledge of The Curriculum for Excellence. Danielle’s bubbly personality shines through her practice.

Danielle Brown – Nursery Practitioner

danielle-brownQualifications: HNC in Early Education and Childcare Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Danielle joined Wee Gems Corstorphine in Novemeber 2013. She has experience within various childcare settings while carrying out her qualification. Danielle is currently a valued member of our baby room team.

Lori Crawford – Practitioner Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Lori CrowfordSVQ 3 Childcare/Early years

Lori joined Croileagan in 2013 and currently working with our tweenies’ team. A very motivated young lady and very popular with the children.

Rebecca Ramsay – Nursery Support Worker

rebecca-ramsayCurrently working towards SVQ 3 in Early Years Care and Education

Rebecca firstly came to Wee Gems in September 2013 on work experience. She enjoyed her time here at Wee Gems and later came on board in 2014 as a support worker. Rebecca is currently working towards her SVQ 3 and is currently gaining experience within our pre-school room. Rebecca brings fresh ideas to the team.

Abbey Curran – Nursery Support Worker

abbey-curranCurrently working towards SVQ 3 in Early Years Care and Education

Abbey began working with the Wee Gems team in September 2014. She is taking her training in her stride and is eager to qualify as a Nursery Practitioner. Abbey shows a great interest in child development and looks forward to furthering her career in childcare.

Christine Reilly – Kitchen Assistant

christine-reillyChristine joined Wee Gems in December 2014. She has previously worked as a kitchen porter and currently enjoying complying with the ‘Setting the Table’ document and ‘The Nutritional Guidelines for Early Years’. She works in partnership with staff, parents and children to provide a variety of healthy snack options.

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Mahyar Mortazavi BSc – Founder/Director

MahyarfaceChild First Aid certified

Mahyar has over 20 years experience in business development. He has created Wee Gems from a simple joke over a dinner table into one of the country’s most high tec childcare centres. He is also very active throughout West Lothian business scene as an ambassador for West Lothian Council, served as board member of West Lothian Chamber of Commerce and a panel member and aftercare adviser for the Princess Scottish Youth Business Trust (PSYBT) helping young people to start their own business.

James Boyd Murdoch – Finance Director

Boyd 2 small

Child First Aid certified

A highly commercial, professional individual whose extensive experience has been gained within a broad portfolio of diverse companies. Specialising in identification and solving financial and management issues within SME companies.

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Lynsey Moore – Nursery Co-ordinator

lynsey-mooreQualifications: HNC in Early Education and Childcare, Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Currently working towards SVQ 4 in Social Services, Children and young people.

Lynsey began her career in Wee Gems as Nursery Practitioner within our Corstorphine branch in September 2013. She then ventured to Wee Gem’s Livingston as she accepted a promotion as 1-2 years room supervisor. Lynsey later returned to Wee Gems Corstorphine, progressing to Nursery Co-ordinator. Lynsey now enjoys leading the pre-school room and overseeing all play rooms.

Steph Cameron – Pre-school Supervisor

Steph CameronSVQ 3 Childcare/Early years Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Steph joined Croileagan in 2011; a very caring individual always looking for a challenge; always looking to develop the outdoor areas.

Ruth Brown – Tweenie Room Supervisor

Ruth Brown

HNC Childcare/Education Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Ruth joined us on October 2013; she has extensive childcare experience; she has been a qualified practitioner since 2000.

Laura Sclater – Baby Room Supervisor

Laura SclaterHND nursing Child First Aid & Child Protection certified
NC Childcare

Laura is a qualified children medical nurse as well as qualified childcare practitioner; she has been at Croileagan from 2009 and she is another strong member of our team responsible for success of our nursery.

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Natalie Stonehouse – Nursery Practitioner

natalie-stonehouseQualifications: HNC in Early Education and Childcare Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Once gaining her HNC Natalie decided to join Wee Gems Edinburgh in August 2014. She has experience within a variety of childcare placements while carrying out her qualification. Natalie is a member of staff within our Pre-school room. She enjoys music and drama and explores these areas within The Curriculum for Excellence with the children.

Kerrie Dolphine – Nursery Practitioner

kerrie-dolphineQualifications: SVQ 3 in Early Years Care and Education

Kerrie has 10 years experience with workin in early year settings. She joined Wee Gems in September 2013. She has a passion for the Pre-Birth to Three Framework. She enjoys working with children of all ages within the nursery and is currently a member of our babyroom team.

Danielle Wilson – Nursery Practitioner

danielle-wilson

Qualifications: SVQ 3 in Early Years Care and Education Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Danielle joined Wee Gems Edinburgh in August 2014. Her previous experience was gained within various childcare settings. Danielle works within our pre-school room as she has a great knowledge of The Curriculum for Excellence. Danielle’s bubbly personality shines through her practice.

Danielle Brown – Nursery Practitioner

danielle-brownQualifications: HNC in Early Education and Childcare Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Danielle joined Wee Gems Corstorphine in Novemeber 2013. She has experience within various childcare settings while carrying out her qualification. Danielle is currently a valued member of our baby room team.

Lori Crawford – Practitioner Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Lori CrowfordSVQ 3 Childcare/Early years

Lori joined Croileagan in 2013 and currently working with our tweenies’ team. A very motivated young lady and very popular with the children.

Rebecca Ramsay – Nursery Support Worker

rebecca-ramsayCurrently working towards SVQ 3 in Early Years Care and Education

Rebecca firstly came to Wee Gems in September 2013 on work experience. She enjoyed her time here at Wee Gems and later came on board in 2014 as a support worker. Rebecca is currently working towards her SVQ 3 and is currently gaining experience within our pre-school room. Rebecca brings fresh ideas to the team.

Abbey Curran – Nursery Support Worker

abbey-curranCurrently working towards SVQ 3 in Early Years Care and Education

Abbey began working with the Wee Gems team in September 2014. She is taking her training in her stride and is eager to qualify as a Nursery Practitioner. Abbey shows a great interest in child development and looks forward to furthering her career in childcare.

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Christine Reilly – Kitchen Assistant

christine-reillyChristine joined Wee Gems in December 2014. She has previously worked as a kitchen porter and currently enjoying complying with the ‘Setting the Table’ document and ‘The Nutritional Guidelines for Early Years’. She works in partnership with staff, parents and children to provide a variety of healthy snack options.