Mrs Sandy McLeish (Childcarer) - IBPM(Dip), Cert(EYP), FD(EY), BA EY (Open) BA EY Hons (Open)
I used to be the Payroll Manager in charge of the full payroll for a large retail Company. I started working in Childcare in 1999 when our daughter was born. I find working in childcare gives me significantly more job satisfaction than my previous office based work (which I loved) and it keeps me young and fit(ish). I have attended various training courses and taken on a number of additional support roles as requested by the Local Authority. I have a Degree in Early Years Care and Education (covering children aged from birth to 12 years old) and I am a qualified Early Years Teacher.
Mr Bobby McLeish (Childcarer)
I spent 7 years in the Scottish Infantry. I then worked as a Financial Operations Manager EMEA for a billion dollar canadian software company for 17 years. I moved to be General Manager for an International Logistics Company until 2009. I've been working in childcare full time since 2010. We have both been foster carers and I have worked as a Local Education Authority Governor at a nearby Primary School. I have a Diploma in Homebased Childcare (which qualifies me as an Early Years Educator). My background has been ideal for my Forest Skills training.
Miss Heidi McLeish (Daughter)
I am in further education, studying psychology, which is great, but it means I don’t get to see the other children much during the term time. We have great fun in the holidays, when I am a helper. Childcare is great, because I love spending time with the other children, I have something to do every single day during the holidays. I have a DBS check. I enjoy being with the children so much that I often babysit for them, have a GCSE in Childcare and have completed Paediatric First Aid Training. I love to dance and play dancing games with the children. I am a member of Mensa.