Our staff are registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme. We fund courses in Playwork at West College Scotland, and provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training in first aid, child protection, allergy awareness, health and safety, food hygiene, epipen and anaphylaxis, fire safety, and more.
In line with our Recruitment Policy, we only hire individuals who we feel have the right personality, experience and skills to work with children. We aim to recruit people with specific talents and interests which can be passed on to the children through activities. Our current staff team have backgrounds in arts and crafts, dance, drama, music, sports, and much more.
Manager: John Ansdell
Playworkers: Diana Ali, Pati Alonso, Eilidh Bryant, Bethany Buchanan, Ewan Danks, Caroline James, Maria Loban, Mairi McDonald, Jack McMahon, Anna Melville, Lucy Morrison, Amber Murphy, Aimee Russell and Madeleine Walker.
Notre Dame Kids Club is governed by an elected board of directors made up of parents of children who attend the setting and Hyndland After School Club.
Chair: Gordon McCrae
Secretary: Lisa Keany
Treasurer: Stephen McHenry
Other Members: Lynn Cochrane, Betty De Jongh, Natalie Drury, Tricia Nelson, Angela Sharp and Anne Wood.
Hyndland ASC handles certain admin tasks for Notre Dame Kids Club, including member registration, payment of fees, and bookings for the Holiday and 12-3 clubs.
General Manager: Fiona Ansdell
Assistant Managers: Mairi McInnes and Paddy Morrison
Bookkeeper: Kathy Melvin
Admin Assistant: Fiona Troup