Natalie, the manager at Schools' Out joined the team in August 2015. She has been a great manager now for 7 years who looks after her staff and is very approachable to staff, children and parents. She has two boys aged 20 and 17. She has her SVQ level 4 in Playwork, Leadership and Management Qualification and has been on many training courses that has kept her knowledge in childcare up to date. Currently working hard towards a BA degree in childcare, Natalie is very compassionate about her job as she loves caring for children of any age. She has 14 years experience working in after school care services and 2 years experience as a Learning Support Assistant in a Primary School in East Kilbride. She enjoys working with children, getting to know them and their individual personalities. She believes that children should be given the ability to become independent individuals by promoting outdoor play in all weather, encouraging children to enjoy the benefit of risky play and learn to overcome any barriers. She enjoys being surrounded by children because of their imagination, innocence and creativity. She hopes she can meet the needs of yourself and your child and look forward to working with the parents of the community in the future.
Elaine has been a part of the team since 2007 and holds an NNEB diploma in Nursery Nursing. Prior to joining Schools' Out Elaine has been working with children since 1974, originally working in London as a nanny. Elaine returned to Scotland to pursue her career with children in a Kindergarten and later taking on the role as owner/manager. Through this work she has gained vital experience and has successfully achieved certificates in Child Protection, Infection Prevention and Control, level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene and various play courses.