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.

FCSS staff - Susan McGhee, Director

Susan McGhee

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.

FCSS staff - Lesley Tait, Flexible Childcare Head of Early Years and School Age Childcare

Lesley Tait

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.

FCSS staff - Fiona Ednie

Fiona Ednie

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.

FCSS team - Alison Findlater

Alison Findlater

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.

FCSS Meet the Team - Hailey Revill

Haliey Revill

Head Finance

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.

FCSS - Eleanor Smith. Keith Service Manager

Eleanor Smith

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.

FCSS - Kimberly Fyfe. NESCol Service Manager

Kimberly Fyfe

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.

FCSS Meet the Team - Shona

Shona Kelman 

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.

FCSS Meet the Team - Lindsey

Lindsey Scott

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.

FCSS Meet the Team - Megan Lawson

Megan Lawson

ASN Coordinator, Aberdeenshire

My name is Megan and I am the new ASN Coordinator covering Aberdeenshire.

Previously I was the Service Manager for a number of the ASN Groups and I’m delighted to be able to support the team and our service users in my new role.
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.

FCSS - Meet Amy - Cummings Park Serice Manager

Amy Grant

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.

FCSS Meet the Team - Kayleigh Still

Kayleigh Still  

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.

FCSS Meet the Team - Kim Whyte

Kim Gairns

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.

Kelly Warrender

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.

FCSS - Meet the Team

Pam Mulgrew

Executive Assistant, Head Office

Having started out as a newspaper reporter, Pam worked in PR and Marketing for several years before moving into management with a Pharmaceutical company. After two years spent home educating her youngest daughter, through her Nat 5s and Highers, Pam moved into working within the third sector in Scottish Government projects.

FCSS Team - Naomi Wood

Naomi Wood

ASN Service Manager, Aberdeenshire

My name is Naomi and I am the temporary Service Manager for the ASN groups within Aberdeenshire. I have three years experience working within the childcare sector. I have always been passionate about promoting children’s development and observing their progress.

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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.

Ongoing training

We offer ongoing training and professional development delivered by our own leadership team and by external professionals.

Succession planning

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.