Meet the Wise Owls team
Mark is the co-founder and owner of Wise Owls. He has handed over the reins of upkeeping the building to the professionals now, but that doesn’t stop Catherine asking him to come in now and then!
Kimberley joined us in the baby room in July 2021, having had four years in a nursery in Surrey, she has decided to return to her hometown of Moffat. Kimberley is the Room Lead for the baby room as from August 2022
Kirstie has rejoined us at Wise Owls as the Fledgling Room Lead. She’s currently studying for her BA Childhood Practice.
Kim has joined us in the office in October 2022 to whip us and our admin into shape.
Koren graduated from Drama school in Edinburgh in 2017 where she then went on to working in Italy for 8 months doing Panto style shows for children ages 2-16. She then set up her own princess party business – Once Upon Your Princess Party – where she has loved entertaining children across Dumfries and Galloway ever since. She joined us in July 2021 and gained her Qualification in July 2022. “Working with children is something I love doing and have ample experience in and working at Wise Owls Nursery is the icing on the cake for my career. I also have a puppy who I like to go on walks with and I love going to the theatre!”
Koren will be sharing the role of Room Lead as part of her studying for her Level 4.
Claire joined us in March 2022 as a Modern Apprentice, qualifying within the year. As a mother of three herself, she has plenty of experience with young children and enjoys getting out and about with the kids. Claire enjoyed studying so much she is going on to study for her Level 4 and so is also sharing the role of Room Lead in the Fledglings to give her this experience.
Maya joined us in June 2021, having gained an MA (Hons) in psychology from Aberdeen University. She has since started her Modern Apprenticeship in Social Work with Children and Young People, Maya has a wonderful gentle way with the babies and so is with Kimberley and the Owlets.
Brooke started with us as a cleaner in 2021 and completed her Modern Apprenticeship in Social Work with Children and Young People in July 2023. She predominantly works with the out of school club children, but is also a great help within the nursery in the baby room.
Rosie joined us as a qualified practitioner in September 2023 and is most at home when at Forest School. Having been brought up on a farm, we are looking forward to her sharing her skills and might even have a nursery veg patch next Spring!!
Fliss joined us in August 2023, her son having attended Wise Owls as a baby. She is about to embark on her Level 3 qualification in Social Services (Children and Young People) and enjoys being upstairs with the Bracnher and babies.
Kasey joined us in August 2023 fresh from school and will be starting her Level 3 qualification in Social Services (Children and Young People) along with Fliss. She is a hit at the out of school club and also covers at the nursery in a variety of roles.
Mo - Cleaner
Maggie - Cleaner
Maggie joined us as a cleaner in June 2023. She has joined Mo in ensuring the nursery is spick and span.
Fiona - Nursery Cook
Fiona joined us in July 2022. She came to us from her last job as a catering manager at a high school and before that, cook at Bankfoot care home. Having worked with the elderly and with teens, she has decided to try her hand with our young ones! Thankfully she loves both cooking and kids, but outside of work she also enjoys exercising. football and Formula 1.
Nicky - Nursery Cook
Nicky has joined Fiona in the kitchen to ensure a healthy, well-balanced menu for our children.
Zena is our kitchen assistant helping serve up and clean up and generally keeping the kitchen hygienic and to our high standards. Zena is Kirstie’s daughter, keeping up our family environment!