Lasswade Nursery Team

Katrina Weir, who is currently acting Nursery Manager, heads our team of supervisors and practitioners. Our Supervisors and practitioners are either HNC or SVQ 3 qualified. Our Baby room supervisor is currently undergoing her PDA Level 8 in Childhood Practice.

We provide apprenticeships and support them through their SVQ 3 Children’s Learning, Care and Development. We take pride in furthering our knowledge and understanding of child development and pedagogy and attend various training courses throughout the year to support this. 

Nicky the Eskbank chef, prepares healthy and nutritious meals for the children each day. She supports all dietary requirements.

Pauline Paterek delivers the meals from Eskbank to Lasswade. Pauline ensures the kitchen is clean and tidy, in line with food hygiene guidelines and standards. She also prepares afternoon snack.

Finally Katrina Weir our Area Manager/Quality Assurance Manager visits all nurseries weekly, supporting nurseries with training and developing their teams, mentoring all Managers with day- to - day issues and sharing good practice.

Katrina Weir

Nursery Manager (acting)

Katrina Weir

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Lisa Taylor

Room Supervisor

Lisa Taylor

Baby/ Toddler room

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Emma Laidlaw

Room Supervisor

Emma Laidlaw

Junior Room

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Stacey McGowan

Room Supervisor

Stacey McGowan

Early learning Room

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Katrina Weir

Area Manager / Quality Assurance Manager

Katrina Weir

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Pinocchio's Children’s Nurseries are a group of 5 award winning children's nurseries across Edinburgh & Midlothian.

We currently have purpose built day nurseries in Eskbank, Lasswade, Penicuik, Heriot Watt and Gilmerton.

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