Our Staff


We are incredibly proud of the commitment and dedication of our staff team and the emphasis that is placed on supporting staff in their continuing professional development.

All of our staff have either attained or are working towards childcare qualifications. We take a very pro-active approach to our teams and promote a sense of belonging and involvement in the nursery. By investing in the team and their abilities, we receive a high level of reward in staff performance which in turn benefits the children in our care.

As part of Social Care & Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS) guidelines, all staff will require to be Disclosure Scotland checked under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and their professional references rigorously verified prior to recruitment.

Our newly employed staff receive a comprehensive induction programme of training as they start their career with us. Their induction covers subjects such as first aid, basic food hygiene and also to familiarise themselves with our policies and procedures.

Anne Criegans

Nursery Manager

Started: February 2011


SVQ 2&3 in Children’s Care and Learning Development

Level 8 PDA Childhood Practice Plus

Working Towards Level 9 Childhood Practice

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Manual Handling, Child Protection, Food Hygiene, Infection Control, Forest School Leader Level 3, GIRFEC

Amy Melvin

ELCC Senior Practitioner

Started: April 2012

SVQ level 3 Childcare
Level 8 PDA in Childhood Practice

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Manual Handling, Food & Hygiene, Child Protection, Health and Safety, GIRFEC, HIV & Aids

Sarah Dunne

ELCC Senior Practitioner

 Started: August 2012

SVQ 2 & 3 Early Years Care & Education

 Working towards Level 8 PDA Childhood Practice

Certificated Courses:

First Aid, Food Hygiene, Child Protection, Infection Control
GIRFEC, Health & Safety, Manual Handling

Recruitment – Working for Happy Feet

If you are interested in working for our company, then please email us your recent CV to carluke@happyfeetnursery.com and we will respond in due course when vacancies arise.