|Playleader: Fiona Byrnes|
|Hello, I am Fiona Byrnes, the Playleader at East Linton Playgroup.I have 2 children who go to East Linton Primary School.I am a qualified nurse and have been working for the last 23 years in various specialities, latterly in the community, before starting here in August 2011.
I am currently registered with The Nursing and Midwifery Council but will register with The Scottish Social Services Council once my NMC registration expires in January.
I have completed courses in Health & Safety, Fire Safety, Food Hygiene, Manual Handling and Advanced Child Protection this year and aim to study Child Development in more detail next year. I plan to attend relevant training throughout my career to maintain and enhance my own professional development.
We implement the Scottish Government’s ‘Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families’ national guidance, when planning and evaluating your child’s play and development. This is based on four key features: building relationships with your child and you; being responsive to your child’s care needs; respecting your child and his/her family culture and the rights of the child. We also follow East Lothian Council’s ‘Zero to Hero’ Guidelines. Copies of these are available at playgroup for you to read.
I understand the importance of play in a child’s development and believe that Playgroup encourages independent and structural play applicable to each child’s needs. It provides a happy, stimulating and safe environment where children can learn, explore, interact with thers and have fun!
If you have any queries or concerns about the playgroup and/or your child, please come and speak to me at any time.
|Assistant Playleader: Jacquie McHardy
COMMITTEE for session 2012/13
Chairperson: Fiona Switzer; Secretary: Melissa Murfin; Treasurer: Aileen Boyle; Rota & Admissions Secretary: Sue Rhodes; Representative on the Hall Committee: Melissa Murfin; Webperson: TBC; Others: Carlene MacNair
Minutes from the Committee meetings can be downloaded here: