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.

Diane Young – Manager

Diane YoungBA Childhood practices Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Diane joined the Wee Gems Broxburn team in August 2006 as a nursery nurse in the 1-2’s room and was quickly promoted to Room Supervisor. Moving to Wee Gems Livingston when it opened in December 2007, Diane assisted the manager with the daily running of the nursery. Diane has continued to study, achieving her SVQ Level 4 in Child Care, Learning and Development and finally graduating with BA Childhood Practice in September 2012. Diane was promoted to Nursery Manager in July 2012.

Fiona Grant – Under 2’s Co-ordinator

Fiona Bennett

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

When we opened in December 2007, Fiona was a Nursery Assistant within the 2-3’s room while working towards her SVQ Level 2 and 3. After qualifying as a Nursery Nurse and gaining experience both in the Preschool and the 1-2’s rooms, Fiona has recently been promoted to Baby Room Supervisor.

Sarah McLeod – 2-3’s Co-ordinator

Terri Johnston  – Pre-School Co-ordinator/Deputy manager

.Terrie JohnsonChild First Aid & Child Protection certified

 Highly motevated and exceptional childcare proffessional.

Lucy Colbron – Co-ordinator

LucyLucy started with Wee Gems when the Livingston branch opened in December 2007 . Qualified to HNC level, Lucy has proven to be a valuable member of the team.

Kerry Ross (Practitioner)

Kerry RossKerry started with Wee Gems when it opened in December 2007 as a Nursery Nurse. After leaving in 2009 to work abroad, Kerry returned to Wee Gems in October 2011 and is currently a keyworker in our 2-3’s room.

 

 

 

Gemma Black (Acting Co-ordinator)

Gemma BlackGemma started with Wee Gems in February 2011 as a HNC qualified Nursery Nurse, she is now HND qualified and is currently acting Co-ordinator in our 1’2’s room

 

 

 

Michelle Hammer (Practitioner)

Michelle Hammer

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Michelle started as a Nursery Assistant with Wee Gems in December 2007 when the branch opened. Michelle undertook her qualifications and studied her SVQ 2 and 3 Child Care Learning and Development passing in December 2008. Michelle is a keyworker with the Preschool room.

 

 Ann Mulholland (Practitioner)

Ann Mulholland

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Ann started as a Nursery assistant in February 2008. Ann undertook her HNC qualification passing in June 2009. Ann is currently a floating member of staff.

 

 

Rebecca Amies (Practitioner)

Rebecca Aims

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Rebecca has been a valued member of the team since opening in December 2007. Qualified to HNC level, Rebecca has experienced working in every room of the nursery. Now a keyworker in Pre School.

 

Terri Carson (Practitioner)

Terri Carson

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Terri joined the team straight from school in January 2011 and started working towards her Nursery Nurse Qualifications straight away. Now qualified, Terri is a keyworker in our 2-3’s room.

 

 Kirsty Scott (Practitioner)

Kirsty Scott

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Kirsty is qualified to SVQ level 3. Kirsti joined our team in 2010 and currently works in our 2-3’s.

 

 

Lauren Cameron (Practitioner)

Lauren Cameron

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Lauren is qualified to HNC level. Lauren joined our team in 2013 and currently works in our 1-2’s room

Laura McKay (Practitioner)

Laura started with Wee Gems in July 2013 as a support worker. After Qualifying in October 2014 she is now a Key Worker within our 1-2’s Room.

Rachael Whitelaw (Practitioner)

Rachael came to Wee Gems on placement as a student studying her HNC. After completing her qualification Rachael started in October 2013 and is now a Key Worker within our Pre School Room.

Linda Aitkin

Linda started with Wee Gems as a supply staff member after being a Deputy Manager for 7 years and a practitioner for 15. Linda then decided to become a permanent Key Worker in August 2014 within our Pre School Room. Linda is qualified to SQV Level 4.

Natasha Kerr (Practitioner)

Natasha started with Wee Gems February 2013. Natasha was brought in as a practitioner within our Pre School Room and is now an established Key Worker within the Pre School Team.

Lorna Gardner (Practitioner)

Lorna Started with Wee Gems in September 2013 and is currently a key worker within our 1-2’s room

Kim Ross (Support Worker)

Kim started with Wee Gems in March 2014 and is currently studying towards her Childcare Qualification. Kim is a Support Worker in our Under 2’s.

Danielle Lambert (Support Worker)

Danielle started with Wee Gems in January 2015 as a support worker. Danielle will be undertaking experiences in all rooms while she studies her Childcare Qualifications.

Leigh Campbell (Support Worker)

Leigh started with Wee Gems in December 2014 as a support worker. Leigh will be undertaking experiences in all rooms while she studies her Childcare Qualifications.

Claire Erasmuson

Claire started with Wee Gems in April 2014 and is currently studying towards her Childcare Qualifications.

Nursery Cook

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Annette is our nursery cook. Annette started with Wee Gems Broxburn 7 years ago and 3 years ago transfered to our Livingston branch.

+ Directors

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.

+ Management

Diane Young – Manager

Diane YoungBA Childhood practices Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Diane joined the Wee Gems Broxburn team in August 2006 as a nursery nurse in the 1-2’s room and was quickly promoted to Room Supervisor. Moving to Wee Gems Livingston when it opened in December 2007, Diane assisted the manager with the daily running of the nursery. Diane has continued to study, achieving her SVQ Level 4 in Child Care, Learning and Development and finally graduating with BA Childhood Practice in September 2012. Diane was promoted to Nursery Manager in July 2012.

+ Supervisors

Fiona Grant – Under 2’s Co-ordinator

Fiona Bennett

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

When we opened in December 2007, Fiona was a Nursery Assistant within the 2-3’s room while working towards her SVQ Level 2 and 3. After qualifying as a Nursery Nurse and gaining experience both in the Preschool and the 1-2’s rooms, Fiona has recently been promoted to Baby Room Supervisor.

Sarah McLeod – 2-3’s Co-ordinator

Terri Johnston  – Pre-School Co-ordinator/Deputy manager

.Terrie JohnsonChild First Aid & Child Protection certified

 Highly motevated and exceptional childcare proffessional.

Lucy Colbron – Co-ordinator

LucyLucy started with Wee Gems when the Livingston branch opened in December 2007 . Qualified to HNC level, Lucy has proven to be a valuable member of the team.

+ Nursery Staff

Kerry Ross (Practitioner)

Kerry RossKerry started with Wee Gems when it opened in December 2007 as a Nursery Nurse. After leaving in 2009 to work abroad, Kerry returned to Wee Gems in October 2011 and is currently a keyworker in our 2-3’s room.

 

 

 

Gemma Black (Acting Co-ordinator)

Gemma BlackGemma started with Wee Gems in February 2011 as a HNC qualified Nursery Nurse, she is now HND qualified and is currently acting Co-ordinator in our 1’2’s room

 

 

 

Michelle Hammer (Practitioner)

Michelle Hammer

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Michelle started as a Nursery Assistant with Wee Gems in December 2007 when the branch opened. Michelle undertook her qualifications and studied her SVQ 2 and 3 Child Care Learning and Development passing in December 2008. Michelle is a keyworker with the Preschool room.

 

 Ann Mulholland (Practitioner)

Ann Mulholland

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Ann started as a Nursery assistant in February 2008. Ann undertook her HNC qualification passing in June 2009. Ann is currently a floating member of staff.

 

 

Rebecca Amies (Practitioner)

Rebecca Aims

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Rebecca has been a valued member of the team since opening in December 2007. Qualified to HNC level, Rebecca has experienced working in every room of the nursery. Now a keyworker in Pre School.

 

Terri Carson (Practitioner)

Terri Carson

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Terri joined the team straight from school in January 2011 and started working towards her Nursery Nurse Qualifications straight away. Now qualified, Terri is a keyworker in our 2-3’s room.

 

 Kirsty Scott (Practitioner)

Kirsty Scott

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Kirsty is qualified to SVQ level 3. Kirsti joined our team in 2010 and currently works in our 2-3’s.

 

 

Lauren Cameron (Practitioner)

Lauren Cameron

Child First Aid & Child Protection certified

Lauren is qualified to HNC level. Lauren joined our team in 2013 and currently works in our 1-2’s room

Laura McKay (Practitioner)

Laura started with Wee Gems in July 2013 as a support worker. After Qualifying in October 2014 she is now a Key Worker within our 1-2’s Room.

Rachael Whitelaw (Practitioner)

Rachael came to Wee Gems on placement as a student studying her HNC. After completing her qualification Rachael started in October 2013 and is now a Key Worker within our Pre School Room.

Linda Aitkin

Linda started with Wee Gems as a supply staff member after being a Deputy Manager for 7 years and a practitioner for 15. Linda then decided to become a permanent Key Worker in August 2014 within our Pre School Room. Linda is qualified to SQV Level 4.

Natasha Kerr (Practitioner)

Natasha started with Wee Gems February 2013. Natasha was brought in as a practitioner within our Pre School Room and is now an established Key Worker within the Pre School Team.

Lorna Gardner (Practitioner)

Lorna Started with Wee Gems in September 2013 and is currently a key worker within our 1-2’s room

Kim Ross (Support Worker)

Kim started with Wee Gems in March 2014 and is currently studying towards her Childcare Qualification. Kim is a Support Worker in our Under 2’s.

Danielle Lambert (Support Worker)

Danielle started with Wee Gems in January 2015 as a support worker. Danielle will be undertaking experiences in all rooms while she studies her Childcare Qualifications.

Leigh Campbell (Support Worker)

Leigh started with Wee Gems in December 2014 as a support worker. Leigh will be undertaking experiences in all rooms while she studies her Childcare Qualifications.

Claire Erasmuson

Claire started with Wee Gems in April 2014 and is currently studying towards her Childcare Qualifications.

+ Kitchen Staff

Nursery Cook

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Annette is our nursery cook. Annette started with Wee Gems Broxburn 7 years ago and 3 years ago transfered to our Livingston branch.