Day Care

Our Team

Drawn by the children at Arbor Green

Natalie - Arbor Green Nursery
Natalie

Owner

With over 20 years experience in the childcare sector I have dedicated most of my adult life to providing the best educational setting for children to start their journey in life.

BA Management & Childcare

Forest School Leader 

Froebel in Childcare Practice

 

Julie - Arbor Green Nursery
Julie

Outdoor Line Manager

I am coming up to 10 years at Arbor Green Nursery and originally joined to help out at lunchtime but loved it so much I studied for my SVQ Level 3 in Childcare.  With 4 grown-up children of my own, I just love spending time with the younger children and watching them thrive at Arbor Green.    

Louise - Arbor Green Nursery
Louise

Outdoor Nursery Practitioner

I have been at Arbor Green Nursery since 2012 and have an SVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development.

 

Outside of nursery I enjoy reading a variety of novels.  

Sonia - Arbor Green Nursery
Sonia

Outdoor Nursery Practitioner

I began working at Arbor Green in 2011 and hold a SVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care & Education. I am a mum of two and what I love most is watching the children learn and grow at Arbor Green. In my spare time I enjoy running and keeping fit.  

Raffa - Arbor Green Nursery
Raffa

Nursery Chef

I cook and prepare healthy snacks and lunches for the children on a daily basis using the fresh produce grown at Arbor Green.

 

I have been apart of the Arbor Green family since 2017.  

Richie - Arbor Green Nursery
Richie

Handyperson

I have been at Arbor Green Nursery since 2017 and am multi talented in various trades including vehicle mechanics, especially my old Volvos.

 

I enjoy playing the bass, listening to all kinds of music, walking my dog & telling my terrible jokes to anyone who'll listen.  

Carolina - Arbor Green Nursery
Carolina

Outdoor Nursery Practitioner

I have been working at Arbor Green Nursery since 2019 and am a qualified nursery practitioner holding a PDA in Childhood Practice and am currently studying for a BA in Childhood Practice. 

I love being outdoors and spending time with my family.  

Anna - Arbor Green Nursery
Anna

Outdoor Nursery Assistant

Since 2016 I have been following my passion and focused on a career in child education. During this time I completed my Physical Education Degree and achieved a SVQ level 3 in childcare and a child psychology specialization. I also enjoy sports, hiking and painting.   

Angie - Arbor Green Nursery
Angie

Manager

I have 22 years' experience in the childcare sector 10 of those have been with Arbor Green. During this time, I have completed a BA in Childhood Practice and have attended many Froebel conferences which is an approach I am very passionate about. I love the outdoors and enjoy discos in the garden with the kids. 

Nikkie - Arbor Green Nursery
Nikkie

Outdoor Line Manager

I've been part of the Arbor Green family since 2013 and am currently working towards a BA in Childhood Practice. I'm passionate about outdoor learning and feel very lucky that we have such a vibrant environment to teach our children in.    

Aimee - Arbor Green Nursery
Aimee

Outdoor Nursery Practitioner

I have an SVQ Level 3 in Childcare and have been at Arbor Green since 2019.

Arbor Green is such a fun place to work as you get to see the children enjoying themselves whilst learning at the same time. 

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Viktoria

Outdoor Nursery Assistant

Previously a primary school teacher in my home country, Hungary. I’ve been working at Arbor Green Nursery since September 2021, as I have a passion for the care of children with a mission to develop and support their growth. In my free time, I love being lost in DIY and reading. 

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Maria

Outdoor Nursery Assistant

I've been working at Arbor Green since August and have fallen in love with the nursery and it's outdoor education. I am currently studying my SCQF 7 in Childcare and in my free time enjoy roller skating.  

Sammy - Arbor Green Nursery
Sammy

Outdoor Nursery Assistant 

I have been at Arbor Green Nursery since 2019 and will be completing my SVQ level 3 in Childcare April 2021. 

Originally from South Africa I came to Edinburgh in 2018 with a passion for dancing, art and of course  teaching children. 

Sammy

Outdoor Nursery Assistant 

I have been at Arbor Green Nursery since 2019 and will be completing my SVQ level 3 in Childcare April 2021. 

Originally from South Africa I came to Edinburgh in 2018 with a passion for dancing, art and of course  teaching children. 

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Kirstin

Outdoor Nursery Practitioner

In June 2019 I completed my HNC in Childhood Practice and started working at Arbor Green in November 2019.

Outside of nursery I enjoy going to music concerts with my friends.

Sandi - Arbor Green Nursery
Sandi

Outdoor Nursery Practitioner

I have an HNC in early Education and Childcare and am in my second year studying a BSc in Psychology. I love being apart of the team & think the child centred ethos alongside prioritising staff health & wellbeing makes for one of the most positive environments I have worked in. 

Clare - Arbor Green Nursery
Clare

Outdoor Line Manager

I started working at Arbor Green in 2013 and have a BA in Childhood Practice. My passion is nurturing children's wellbeing through support and learning.  Presently I'm completing my Diploma in Counselling & enjoy going on adventures with my dog Breya who is also a part of the Arbor Green family.

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Alice - Arbor Green Nursery
Alice

Outdoor Nursery Assistant

I am an Australian with a passion for outdoor childcare. This passion has lead me to work in childcare centres at ski resorts and I'm very excited to be a part of the Arbor Green family. 

Ludmila - Arbor Green Nursery
Ludmila

Outdoor Nursery Practitioner

Employed with Arbor Green since November 2020 I began by looking after the children during staff breaks and cleaning the nursery. Now a nursery practitioner with a degree in Secondary Teaching and a Master of Pedagogy. I love to interact with children and see how they develop new skills. Outside of nursery, I love spending time with my family and travelling.  

Saffia - Arbor Green Nursery
Saffia

Outdoor Nursery Practitioner

I joined Arbor Green in 2014 and have a Cache Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3 and a BA (Honours) in Playwork. I find my job very rewarding and thoroughly enjoy listening to the children's funny stories and supporting them with their journeys at nursery.  

John - Arbor Green Nursery
John

Forest School Assistant / Permaculture Designer

I've been working at Arbor Green since 2019 and am studying to become a Forest School leader as well as a Permaculture Designer.

My passion is growing food and I love being able to teach the kids to grow, nurture and ultimately cook their spoils so they can teach others.   

Andrea - Arbor Green Nursery
Andrea

Outdoor Nursery Practitioner

At the start of 2019 I completed my HNC in Childhood Practice and by October I was working at Arbor Green  Nursery. 

Outside of nursery I enjoy finding new walks to explore with my dog, Benji.

Breya - Arbor Green Nursery
Breya

Nursery Dog

I started at Arbor Green in 2011 and really enjoy saying hi to everyone and being stroked. I sometimes go on walks with the wee ones and like to listen to everyone as they play and learn while I doze in my kennel.

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Amanda

Online & Marketing Developer

I design and write Arbor Green's website and social media communications. I work remotely but you will see me dropping off my two girls during the week. I enjoy dancing, music and surfing. 

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Nicola

Office Administrator

I work remotely so you won't see me around but I'm there in Spirit! I love spending time with my little 3-year-old boy who I know would love to be part of the Arbor Green family.