Day Care

Our Team

Drawn by the children at Arbor Green

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

Frankie

Outdoor Nursery Assistant

I have been working at Arbor Green since the summer of 2019. I have the title of socio-cultural monitor issued by the government of Spain and my hobbies are, after sleeping since I've become a new dad, soccer and TV programs. 

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

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

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

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.    

Iraia

Outdoor Nursery Assistant

I have a degree in Early Years Education and am passionate about the outdoors and exploring nature with the children. 

I come from the Basque country and love music and storytelling.

Lucy

Outdoor Nursery Practitioner

I have been working at Arbor Green since 2018 and have a HNC in Childhood Practice.

In my spare time I enjoy heading off on adventures and going to the beach with my dogs.

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

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. 

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.   

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.

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.

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

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

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. 

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. 

Amrita

Outdoor Nursery Assistant

I started at Arbor Green Nursery in November 2019 and have a SVQ 2 in Child Learning and Development. 

When I'm not at nursery I enjoy spending time with my two girls.

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

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.  

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.

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. 

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.