Our Team

Lorraine Menzies - Managing director

Lorraine has been the managing director of the nursery since 1989. She has always played an active role in the nursery only being absent for short periods to have her two children. She has a hands on approach working mainly in the pre-school room. She loves to captivate the children through imaginative play, stories and role-play. When not working she enjoys spending quality time with her boys who are growing up fast. She also like to keep fit by running, cycling.

She qualified from Edinburgh University with a BA in Childhood practice in 2012.

Isabelle Mannings - Manager

Isabelle has been working in Crewe Road Nursery since 2000, only leaving for short periods of time to have her two daughters. She has a hand’s on approach, working mainly in the baby and toddler room, that she aims to keep cosy, attractive and stimulating for the children. She is originally from France but has been living in Scotland over 20 years ago. When not working she enjoy running, cooking  and spending time with her family. 

She qualified from Edinburgh University with a BA in childhood practice in 2012.

Yvonne Stewart - Assistant manager

Yvonne has been working in the nursery since 1991. She started as a trainee and she has worked in the nursery ever since. She left for short periods of time to have her three children and have returned to work part time. She works in the pre-school room where she enjoys supporting children through their learning journey. In her spare time she enjoys socialising and drawing.

She has a PDA in Childhood Practice.

Jade Smith - Baby and toddler room supervisor

Jade has been at the nursery since November 2016. She loves spending time with the children and especially enjoys reading stories and one to one interactions. When not at work Jade enjoys socialising with friends and going to the movies.

She has an HNC in early education and childcare.

Colin Crichton - Baby and toddler room supervisor

Colin has been at the nursery since 2008. He enjoys the outdoor and is our Forest School leader. When not at work Colin enjoys spending time with his children and going to the movies. He also likes to play darts and football.

He has a SVQ 3 in Childcare Learning and Development 

Zoe Korfanty - Nursery practitioner

Zoe has been working in Crewe road nursery since October 2014. She works in the baby and toddler room where she loves to spend time with the children and help them to learn and develop new skills. When not working she enjoys socialising with friends.

She has an HNC in Early Education and childcare qualification and is currently undertaking her PDA in childhood practice.

Kelly Grant -Nursery practitioner

Kelly has been working in childcare since 2001 and joined Crewe road nursery in 2010. She enjoys spending time with the children, especially supporting them through settling and transition periods, ensuring children and parents feel happy and comfortable.  When not at work she enjoys socialising, going to the cinema with friends and spending time with her niece.

She has a SVQ3 in Childcare Learning and Development.

Shannon Thom - Nursery Support Worker

Shannon has been at the nursery since January 2014 . She enjoys organising small group activites and spending one to one time with the children. When not working, she enjoys spending time socialising with friendsand spending time with her little boy.

She has a SVQ2 in Childcare Learning and Development and is currently undertaking her Level 3.

Jodie McGhee - Nursery practitioner

Jodie has worked in the nursery since March 2014. She enjoys spending time with the children and learning about their development, interests and needs. When not working she enjoys listening to music and spending time with a little girl.

She has a SVQ3 in Childcare Learning and Development.

Nicole Day - Nursery practitioner

Nicole has been at the nursery since April 2015,. She works in the baby and toddler room where she creates messy play environments to enable the children to be creative and explore. In her spare time Nicole likes to go shopping, socialise with friends and go to the cinema.

She has her SVQ 3 in Childcare Learning and Development.

Stephanie Wallace - Nursery practitioner

Stephanie has been at the nursery since April 2016. She has a very keen interest in music and singing and regularly introduces new songs to the children. In her spare time, Stephanie likes spending time with her family, eating out and shopping.

She has her SVQ3 in Childcare Learning and Development.

Hannah Scott - Nursery practitioner

Hannah has been at the nursery since August 2015. She loves to take the children on outings and explore the community. When Hannah is not working she enjoys socialising with family and friends and exercising.

She has her SVQ3 in Childcare Learning and Development.

Kerry Reid - Nursery practitioner

Kerry has been at the nursery since March 2015. Kerry encourages the children to learn outdoors and spends a lot of time in the garden. Outside of work, Kerry likes to go on holiday to her favourite place, Florida and spend time with her family.

She has her SVQ3 in Childcare Learning and Development

Kerryanne Dickson - Nursery practitioner

Kerryanne has been at the nursery since July 2015.  Kerryanne likes interacting with children through table games and circle time. Outside of work Kerryanne likes spending time with her friends and family and going to concerts.

She has a SVQ 3 in Childcare Learning and Development.

Shannon Law - Nursery practitioner

Shannon has been at the nursery since July 2017. Shannon is very caring and enjoys spending quiet time with the children caring reponding to their everyday needs. Outside work Shannon enjoys to walk her dogs and bake. She has a SVQ 3 in Childcare Learning and Development.

Rachel Wilson - Apprentice

Rachel has joined the nursery in August 2018 as an apprentice and will be undetaking a training while working in the nursery. When not at work Rachel enjoys socialising with her friends and family.

Lucy Queen -Support worker

Lucy has joined the nursery in February 2019. Lucy is currently undertking training and will soon qualify  as a nursery practitionner. 

Callum Alderdice -Support worker

Callum has joined the nursery in April 2019. Callum is currently undertaking a SVQ level 3. When not at work Callum likes going to the gym and practice boxing.