Our Staff and Committee
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 listed below:
Susan Livingstone - Play Leader
I have been the Play Leader of Compass for almost 3 years now. I have previously run my own childminding business in Balerno for a number of years and have 3 children of my own who have also attended Compass Playgroup. I have my SVQ 3 Qualification in childcare and I love working at Compass Playgroup as it is a very bright and cheerful environment and we enjoy being part of the community.
Lynne Gearing - Deputy Play leader
I have 20 years childcare experience working in nurseries and nannying. I am SVQ 3 qualified and I really enjoy working at Compass. I have children of my own who are now at High school so I love having the opportunity to work with young children again.
I've worked in childcare for 10 years, gaining my SVQ 3 through an apprenticeship course while working at Jigsaw Nursery. I was at Jigsaw for 3 years before leaving to be a nanny for a family in Balerno. I love working at Compass, there's a great sense of community in Balerno and the children are great.
I began work at Compass in January 2014 to start a career in childcare after having my son. I am currently at college alongside working to gain my SVQ level 3 Children and Young People qualification.
I have worked in childcare for 19 years. After I completed my HNC Childcare & Education, I worked in private nurseries then I set up my own childminding business. After my own children had started school I was looking for a change and I jumped at the chance to work at Compass. It's a lovely place to work with hours that fit perfectly round school. I've also taught gymnastics to half of Balerno, having coached at Pentland gymnastic club for the past 27 years!
Compass wouldn't be able to run without a team of volunteers on our Committee. Here's a list of this year's (2019) dedicated bunch...
If you would like to know more about Compass, our staff or Committee members will be happy to talk to you and show you around. Or perhaps you fancy becoming a member of our Committee - it's good fun, and a fantastic way to make new friends.