We have an amazing and creative team of caring staff looking after the Compass children. Our dedicated staff have excellent child care experience and qualifications and are fully vetted via the Protecting Vunerable Groups (PVG) scheme.
Our current team are:
Susan Livingstone - Play Leader
I have been the Play Leader of Compass for 7 years now, having previously run my own childminding business in Balerno for many years. I have 3 children of my own who also attended Compass Playgroup. I have also completed my SVQ 4 Qualification in Childcare.
I love working at Compass Playgroup because it has a bright and cheerful environment and we enjoy being part of the community
Michelle Rutherford - Play Assistant
I've worked in childcare for 10 years, gaining my SVQ 3 through an apprenticeship course while working at Jigsaw Nursery. I spent 3 years at Jigsaw before leaving to be a nanny for a local family in Balerno. I have been working at Compass for 7 years now, and I love the great sense of community in Balerno and the children are great fun..
Adrienne Wilson - Play Assistant
I have worked in childcare for 19 years. After I completed my HNC in Childcare & Education, I worked in private nurseries before setting up my own childminding business. After my own children had started school I was looking for a change, so I jumped at the chance to work at Compass. I have been here now for 7 years and find it a lovely place to work, with hours that allow me to fit perfectly round school. I've also taught gymnastics to half of Balerno, having coached at Pentland gymnastic club for the past 27 years.
Rhona Arthur - Play Assistant
I have worked for Compass for 5 years and I have 28 years of childcare experience in various nursery settings. I have three grown up boys of my own, and I love dogs and the outdoors.
COMPASS COMMITTEE 2021/22
Chairperson - Tina Torrens Website & Marketing - Louise Bowes
Vice-Chair & Secretary - Louise Bowes General Member - Sarah Lindsay
Treasurer & Invoicing - Christina Cage
Membership - Sheila Barrie
Compass Playgroup is a registered Scottish Charity - SCO13050