My name is Hazel and I was pleased to join Currie Playgroup as Manager in August 2021.
I passed my SNNEB and have worked in children and family centres for many years. When I had my own children I was a childminder, playgroup leader and then creche supervisor. I managed the Scottish Parliament creche, the first of its type in the world, for 14 years.
Over the years I have continued to study and develop my pedagogy skills over the years in different settings. I achieved My BA Childhood studies in 2014. I love to see children’s faces when they achieve something new on their own for the first time. I am passionate about children learning through real experiences outdoors.
We are pleased to announce our new Deputy Manager Carla will be starting with us after the Easter break.
Hi I'm Gary. I've helped out at Currie Playgroup for around three or four years, and became a permanent staff member a couple of years ago. Previously I'd worked in various financial institutions around Edinburgh and I left to raise my daughter 8 years ago. I live in Currie with my wife and daughter. A keen autodidact, I spend my spare time reading the works of the great Philosophers, alongside studying the history of art. I'm also currently studying for a childcare qualification.
My attitude towards children can be summed up thus
"I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be"