Meet the Team
Our core team consists of highly qualified and experienced practitioners each of whom brings a different set of skills and talents to our team.
We share our knowledge and support each other in delivering best practice in everything we do. We are committed to reflective practice, striving for continual improvement and working together to deliver an exceptional childcare experience for the children and families using our service.
Chief Executive, FCSS Head Office
Susan has a long and varied career in the early education and childcare sector and brings with her lots of skills, knowledge and exciting ideas for extending and enhancing our services.
Susan is a mum to three daughters and used traditional nursery and out of school services for their care as they were growing up.
Head of Quality Assurance and Best Practice
Lesley is the Head of Quality Assurance and Best Practice at FCSS, prior to this role she has been focused on Early Years for over 30 years. She is committed to being a part of making Scotland “the best place in the world to grow up, and to give all our children the best possible start in life.”
Lesley has been with FCSS since its inception and has seen the service develop from a bright idea to a wonderful childcare provision.
Head of HR and Health & Safety Compliance.
Fiona has worked in the childcare sector for 25 years. She joined FCSS in 2020 as Regional Lead for the Highlands, moving her way up through the organisation as Head of Workforce Strategy where she supported the team in areas including HR, Health & Safety, Training and Development. One of her proudest achievements was to gain SQA Accreditation so that FCSS can now offer qualifications in a new module Flexibility Within the Childcare Environment.
Software Development Manager,
FCSS Head Office
Alison joined the team in July 2019 as Software Development Manager and has been helping co-design the new package with parents, nursery managers and the development team. She is always looking for input from parents and managers to ensure the design of the package is right for everyone so if you have any thoughts please contact her.
Flexible Childcare Services Manager, Keith
Eleanor is an experienced Manager and has worked in the early year’s sector for over thirty years. She joined Flexible Childcare Services in July 2020, setting up and managing the new Keith service. Prior to joining FCSS she gained her knowledge and skills from a variety of roles working with children from ages six weeks up to twelve years. Over many years in the sector Eleanor has gained a broad range of qualifications and is currently in her third year of the BA in Childhood Practice.
Flexible Childcare Services Manager, Tillydrone
Kimberly joined Flexible Childcare Services Scotland as the Service Manager for NESCol in 2019. In 2022 she became the Manager of our new Tillydrone Early Learning and Childcare Centre in Aberdeen. She has over 10 years experience in the Early Years and Childcare sector.
Flexible Childcare Service Manager, Aberdeenshire
Hi I’m Shona and I’m one of the Service Managers supporting ASN Groups in Aberdeenshire.
I started off in childcare back in 2009 but then left and went in to a career of catering but after many years I decided that I wanted to get in to childcare.
Flexible Childcare Service Manager, Dundee
Hi I’m Sarah and I joined Fintry Mains Childcare and Community Hub in June 2023 as the new Service Manager.
I hold a BEd (Hons) in Primary Education and have 22 years of childcare experience
Named Person in Charge, Kilmarnock
Lindsey is the Named Person in charge of our Kilmarnock service and her role is to support the team and service users in Kilmarnock with the aim to build a truly unique and flexible service in our location at CentreStage.
Hailey joined FCSS in June 2022, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Hailey qualified in 2010, passing her final Chartered Accountancy exams with distinction, one of only 9 candidates in the UK to do so.
With over 10 years experience in senior finance roles in the third sector, ranging from housing to heritage and culture, Hailey works closely with the CEO, Leadership Team and the Board to ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
Flexible Childcare Service Manager, Aberdeenshire
My name is Megan and I am the new Service Manager for Alford, Inverurie, Meldrum and Stonehaven services.
I have worked in both special and mainstream schools in Fife and Dundee for 5 years supporting many children, developing a wide range of knowledge. I have most recently finished working in Perth and Kinross as a pupil support assistant where my knowledge of Makaton and Boardmaker were developed significantly.
Flexible Childcare Service Manager, Cummings Park, Aberdeen
Amy is a fully qualified childcare practitioner with SVQ Levels 2,3 and 4. She has over 16 years or childcare experience and her role is to manage the setting, support her team and act as a role model so that the children & families using the service get the best possible care.
Assistant Manager, Cummings Park, Aberdeen
Kayleigh is the Assistant Manager for our Cummings Park Service in Aberdeen. She is a fully qualified practitioner with an SVQ 3 and currently working towards her SVQ4.
Flexible Childcare Service Manager, NESCol
Kim began her career in childcare in 2013 where she attended Banff and Buchan College. Kim achieved a qualification in Childcare and Education at Higher before completing her SVQ Level 3 qualification in 2016 through employment.
Flexible Childcare Service Manager, Portlethen
Kelly has 15 years experience working with children aged 0-12 in various childcare settings across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
Kelly has worked in Senior/Management posts for the last 8 years and strives to provide a safe, stimulating environment for the children.
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Committed to quality
We are committed to quality in all aspects of our work and this includes our team development programme. We have a rigorous and effective safer recruitment policy in place and provide robust and detailed induction to new people joining our team.
We offer ongoing training and professional development delivered by our own leadership team and by external professionals.
We are enthusiastic supporters of the future workforce, have clear succession planning in place across our own organisation and contribute to the future proofing of the care sector workforce through provision of opportunities for students and others to learn about working with families and the value of supportive and flexible childcare.
Fun, friendly and a fab place to be
What does a great place to work look like? Well of course it looks like our Flexible Childcare Service, it’s fun, friendly and a fab place to be.
Going above and beyond to make you feel welcome
Great workplaces have a highly engaged and interested team. Team members who feel valued, are respected and can bring forward their thoughts, opinions and ideas confident in the knowledge they will be considered.
Values, respected and supported
We are confident, trustworthy and professional. Enthusiastic and compassionate. We are proud to make a difference.