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 Our Staff Team

Lynsey McQuade
Playgroup Manager

Hello and a very warm welcome to our staff information page.  My name is Lynsey McQuade and I am the Playgroup's Manager.  I love being the Manager of the Playgroup and the opportunity to meet so many amazing children and their families.  I have my level 2,3,4 SVQ's in Children's Care Learning and Development and my BA in Childhood Practice.  I have just completed a Masters in Childhood Practice and will graduate in Christmas 2020.  I was promoted to Manager of the playgroup in May 2014 and for 6 years prior to that I was employed in the playgroup as a practitioner.  I am PVG approved and registered with SSSC.  I am trained in Paediatric First Aid and ensure my CPD is up-to-date and relevant. I hope the climate of the group is welcoming with the children and families at the heart of all that we do.

Elaine Greenshields
Janice Watt
Senior Practitioner

Hi there my name is Janice and I am the groups Senior Practitioner and Keyworker to the Red Group. I enjoy working with all of the children but I particularly enjoy the opportunity to bond with the children in my key group.  It is a pleasure to be there for them and to watch them grow and thrive during their time at playgroup.   I have been employed as a practitioner at the playgroup since 2004 and during my time  I have attended many training courses. I have my Level 3 SVQ in Children's Care and Development, I am a qualified First Aider, registered with SSSC and I am  PVG checked.  

I have 2 big boys who attended the playgroup although that seems like a long time ago now and a furbaby.

My name is Elaine and I have been employed as a practitioner at the playgroup since August 2014.  I was employed straight from college where I gained my HNC in Early Education and Childcare.  I have loved my time at the playgroup and have gained lots of practical experience working on the floor.  I am the Keyworker to the Green Group and enjoy the  opportunity to see the children's personalities grow as well as their confidence and resilience.  I am the playgroup's Math's Lead, registered with SSSC, First Aid qualified and I have attended many training courses to ensure my CPD is current.  I completed my PDA in 2019 and started working towards my BA in Childhood Practice at the University of Glasgow in August, 2020.

Caitlin McKenzie

hi I'm Caitlin and I am employed as an Early Years Practitioner at the playgroup.  I joined the playgroup in August 2020 and I am the keyworker for the Blue Group.  I am loving my time at the playgroup meeting the children and their families.

Gina Rushe

My name is Gina Rushe I am the keyworker for the Yellow Group.    I am registered with SSSC and PVG checked.