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Meet the team

The staff team working within the nurseries are a diverse team of professionals who bring a wealth of experience, qualifications and knowledge. 100% of our staff are already trained or are training towards formal childcare qualifications including Higher National Certificate, Professional Development Awards and Degree level.

A quarter of our staff team also exceeds the recommended qualification level by actively undertaking further accredited training up to degree level.

Balgillo Nursery Staff

Image Pamela Gall
Registered Nursery Manager and Nursery Director at Balgillo Nursery

I qualified in 1997 from Dundee College as a nursery nurse and since then I have worked within a range of settings. I feel that I have the most experience and knowledge of the private sector, where I have worked at all levels, including manager. Before working for myself at Balgillo Nursery my most recent employed post was within the Education Department of Dundee City Council where I worked closely with the voluntary sector.

Professional development is very important to me and I have continued to study since first qualifying and achieved a Bachelors degree in Childhood Practice with Dundee University in the summer of 2014. I am fully registered with the Care Commission and Scottish Social Services Council. 

I hope that you find the information about the nursery and staff team interesting and informative. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact myself or the team. 

 I hope to meet you all soon.

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Image Kim Lee
Development Manager at Balgillo Nursery

Since qualifing to HNC level in 2000 at Dundee College I have worked within a range of settings at home and abroad. I have also worked at all levels, including manager.

I joined Balgillo Nursery in 2008 where I worked as Depute Manager. I also have a keen interest in the development of Balgillo Nursery and Balgillo Nursery Too.  Pamela and I continue to work alongside our newest team members to develop the practice withing the nursery and ensure that this operates to a high level also.

Pamela and I have previously worked together so I know that we share the same values and beliefs when it comes to high quality care and education. Ongoing professional development is a big part of this and I qualified in June 2011 with a Level 8, Professional Development Award through Dundee College and in 2016 I achieved a PDA level 9.

I look forward to meeting your family soon and welcoming you to Balgillo Nurseries.

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Image Rhianne Thoms
Deputy Manager at Balgillo Nursery

I joined Balgillo Nursery in October 2017 and am really enjoying working with such a fantastic and supportive team. I am a qualifed and registered practitioner having completed the SVQ 3 in childcare since starting at the nursery. I am currently working towards my level 4 in Early Learning and Childcare. 

I have experience working with children of all ages and prior to joining the nursery I studied the BA (ordinary) degree in Primary Teaching at the University of Dundee.

I have also volunteered with a local charity for the last seven years in a family group setting working alongside parents, children, volunteers, group workers and other agencies.
I enjoy arts and crafts activities and exploring the outdoors with children. I’m looking forward to continuing to develop my knowledge and skills through training and experiences and to working alongside the nursery team.

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Image Ashleigh Winton
Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner at Balgillo Nursery

I have worked at Balgillo Nursery since November 2014, and have recently achieved an SVQ 3 in Early Education and Childcare. I have worked in Private Sector nurseries since 2013, and also volunteer at the Brae Riding School for the Disabled.

I would describe myself as being highly motivated and enthusiastic. I look forward to welcoming you and you family to Balgillo Nursery.

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Image Norma Sherratt
Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner at Balgillo Nursery

I started working at Balgillo Nursery in July 2015. Prior to starting at the nursery I was a child minder for a number of years in the Broughty Ferry area and have always enjoyed caring for and working with children. I achieved an SVQ level 3 from Dundee College in 2006.

I would describe myself as a happy and outgoing person who is enthusiastic about experiencing new challenges. I currently work part time at the nursery and  I look forward to working with your children and families.

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Image Lynsey Gee
Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner at Balgillo Nursery

I have been working at Balgillo Nursery since April 2009 and I love every minute of my work. I am part of an amazing team!

Watching all of the children learn and develop new skills is very rewarding work. Following the completion of my SVQ 3 in 2010 I continue to attend regular training courses and I have also achieved an SVQ4. 

I am a fully registered Early Years Practitioner with the SSSC.


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Image Danielle Locherty
Modern Apprentice at Balgillo Nursery

I joined Balgillo Nursery in August 2020. I have enjoyed working alongside a supportive and caring staff team.

I am currently working towards my SVQ3 in Early Education and childcare and am registered with SSSC. I enjoy continuing to build on my knowledge through attending different training courses.

I enjoy exploring literacy skills with children of all ages through reading and listening to stories, role play and mark making activities. I also enjoy exploring the outdoors by exploring local environments and activities such as gardening and planting.

I would describe myself as happy and enthusiastic in my job role and I am currently working with our Bear Cubs group.

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Image Andi Baird
Modern Apprentice at Balgillo Nursery

I started working at Balgillo Nursery in October 2020 and am currently working through my SVQ3.

I have enjoyed learning new skills and increasing my knowledge. I work with our Koala Bear group and it is nice to see the children develop ad learn as we continue through the nursery year.

I’m grateful for the training I have had the opportunity to go on and will continue to look for more training to further my own professional development.

I work with a very friendly and welcoming staff team and everyone is easy to get on with.

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