Our Childcare Team
I am Cairndow Community Childcare's Manager, and have been with the childcare here for sixteen years, starting off as a student and working my way up to be Manager.
I hold an SVQ4 qualification.
I am enjoying the challenges of growing the centre and creating something special.
My passion lies in making a difference to children, families and staff.
I am fortunate enough at Cairndow to be able to make a difference and input new and creative strategies in learning.
I am available for children, staff and parents to talk to when needed, so please come and speak to me anytime.
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I have been at nursery since 2006 and in that time I have worked with all the different age groups within nursery and seen lots of boys and girls grow and graduate to Primary One and beyond!
I am a trained book bug leader and love to sing and tell stories and I also enjoy spending time outdoors playing and learning with the children. In 2018 I completed a Woodland Activity Leader Training Course.
Outside of nursery I have lived in Inveraray for 14 years with my husband and our son. I enjoy walking, reading, holidays and meeting up with friends and family.
Key Practitioner, SVQ3, with us since 2006
Originally from Inveraray where I have lived most of my life.
I have worked in the child-caring profession in various nurseries throughout my 23 year career, also working as a ‘Live in Nanny’ both in Argyll and Jersey.
Being a motivated and caring person, I enjoy walking, cycling, being outdoors and the company of friends and family.
I love encouraging the children in play and development, setting up new activities for them to explore, coming down to their level and interacting with the children.
I still get a huge buzz when seeing the little ones happy and smiling at play.
SVQ3, has been with Cairndow Childcare over the years and since 2018
Christine Kerr Goodheir
I'm Jacqueline and I live in Cairndow with my husband and children Lexie and William. I am originally from Central Scotland but moved to Cairndow for a more rural life.
I currently have a SVQ3 in Early Learning Childcare and Development and aim to work towards an SVQ4 in the near future. I love spending time with children and watching them grow and learn, not two days are ever the same and every day is an adventure.
Any spare time I have is mostly taken up with family life enjoying spending time outdoors with our two dogs Sonny and Minnie.
Joined Cairndow Childcare in 2019 and studying towards SVQ3
I have always had an interest in working with children and learning about their development and what makes them tick. To be given the opportunity to work and train and learn from my colleagues at Cairndow Community Childcare has been an ambition fulfilled and I am working hard to take my education further.
I get as much from the children as they do from me.
Originally from Ireland, I have travelled and worked in various locations including New Zealand, settling in Cairndow a few years ago.
I have always worked in community settings with children and young people, so I was delighted to have the opportunity to bring my skill set to The Fyne Den.
I transferred from the Adventure Zone to Little Learners childcare facility at the end of last year and am working towards a SVQ3, and loving it.
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Our Customer Service Team
I have been raising my family and running my own businesses in the local area for the last 30 years, being heavily involved in lots of community activities. I have experienced business and voluntary work from many diverse angles and have picked up a lot of skills along the way. Getting involved with developing The Fyne Den, helping it to reach its full potential, and promoting the opportunities it brings to the local community, visitors and team are both exciting and rewarding.
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Our Business Team
Cairndow Resident and previous user of childcare facilities for her children, now moved on to schools
Director of Dawnfresh Farming Ltd
Director of Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre
Director of British Trout Association
RSPCA Freedom Food assessor, ISO 14001 lead auditor and business development experience within the Salmon and Trout industry.
Director/Secretary & Treasurer
Involved with Cairndow Community Childcare since 2004.
Trustee of S.J.Noble Trust since 2012 - working to assist business development in Argyll.
Self- employed event organiser, catering provider and consultant on Tourism and Food business development.
Founder member of Food from Argyll Group in 2007/8. Co-ordinator for the group 2010 to present.
We are recruiting!
Adventure Zone & Events Host - Holidays and Weekends
Due to the exciting news that our Adventure Zone is re-opening soon , we are looking to recruit flexible team members to assist with hosting our unique play and event facility. Activities will mainly include helping children and their families to enjoy all the facilities for play and events in the most fun, friendly, and safe environment. The role would include customer service, cleaning, admin, event management, marketing and all things PLAY indoors and out.
Applicants should be well organised, self-motivated, excellent communicators,
enjoy multi-tasking and being part of an active team, with the ability to relate to a child’s imagination.
Some of the Skills/Experience desirable although training offered:-
An interest in children’s development and the role of Risky Play within it.
A creative background.
Experience of children’s clubs/groups within the context of planning/leading events/party games/outdoor activities.
Confident communicator with children of all ages and their parents/carers.
A basic understanding of the importance of Health & Safety and Hygiene in the work place.
The ability to have fun and for your enjoyment to be infectious.
This is an ideal opportunity to join an expanding business and to work in a high
quality setting. Our childcare facility runs alongside the Adventure Zone and you would be expected to be as professional. You would be required to join the PVG, (Protect Vulnerable Groups) scheme.
Hours are flexible and negotiable. Salary £8.91 (age relevant), plus employment benefits.
The role will be located in The Fyne Den, Cairndow, PA26 8BL
If interested, please initially email firstname.lastname@example.org and a job description will be sent to you with details of how to apply.