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 Childcare Services
Lesley is a highly qualified and experienced Childcare Manager, she has been in the childcare sector for 20+ years and has experience in a variety of different roles.
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 Additional Support Services
Maureen is an experienced childcare manager who takes responsibility for delivery of our services across Aberdeenshire.
Maureen has a BA in Childhood Practice and the NNEB (Nursery Nurses Examination Board) qualification.
Head of Workforce Strategy
With over 20 years’ experience in the childcare sector in Highland, a BA in Social Studies from the University of Strathclyde, as well as SVQ5 in Management, Fiona is a highly qualified Childcare Manager. Fiona started as an Early Years Advisor with Care and Learning Alliance in 1998, until 2004 when she secured the Development Manager’s post to start up Direct Childcare as a separate organisation.
Software Development Manager, FCSS Head Office
Alison joined the team in July 2019 as Flexibility Pathway 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 or would like to pilot our new package, please contact her.
Head of Finance,
FCSS Head Office
Susan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland having qualified as a Chartered Accountant 2016. For almost 9 years she has worked within an accountancy practice environment, preparing accounts, tax returns and undertaking audits. Throughout this time, she has specialised in the charity sector, working with several large charities across Scotland.
Flexible Childcare Services Manager, Aberdeenshire
Anne-Marie joined the organisation in 2008 when she started as a sessional worker. Throughout the last 12 years she has developed her skills and knowledge, allowing her to progress into roles such as Senior Practitioner in all our settings, and has recently become the Service Manager for Aberdeenshire. During her time with FCSS she has achieved her BA in Childhood Practice and SVQ 4 qualifications.
Flexible Childcare Services Manager, Dundee
Lynda has lots of fabulous experience in early learning and childcare services and supports our team in ensuring the experience offered to our children is fun, safe, happy and meets their individual needs. A great Lead Practitioner by day, in her spare time Lynda enjoys spending time outdoors, especially at the beach. She also bakes terrific cakes, yum!
Supplementary to our Management and Core Teams we have a fabulous Sessional Support Team consisting of colleagues who work varied shifts to best meet the needs of our service users.
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.
Lead Practitioner, Aberdeenshire
Claire started with FCSS in 2007, since then she has worked her way up through the company, starting as a Childcare Worker moving onto Senior Childcare Worker in our mobile creche settings, and the Fraserburgh ASN groups. In 2019 I moved up to my current role as manager of ASN groups.
Lead Practitioner, Aberdeenshire
Hello I’m Charlene and I’m the Lead Practitioner for Hillside and Fraserburgh Out of School Clubs.
I’ve been working in the early year childcare sector for the past 13 years and looking forward to many more as part of the FCSS Team.
Want to be part of our team?
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.