Trisha is the manager of the pre-school and has worked here since 2013. She has a BA in childhood practice and an SVQ3 in childcare and education.
She loves working at Dyke for its warm and friendly environment and likes the fact that working with children means that no two days are the same. Trisha is very hands on in the pre-school and enjoys the interaction with the youngsters, partcularly if they are reading Julia Donaldson books as they are her favourite.
Linda has been involved with Dyke Pre-School for over 10 years and is a familiar face for both parents and children alike. She has taught many of the current youngsters’ siblings and has seen hundreds of children pass through to formal education.
She has a HNC in childcare and education and enjoys working with kids which she finds fun and challenging. Linda lives locally, so is a true part of the Dyke community.
Lisa started working at Dyke Preschool as an Assistant Practitioner in August 2017. Since then she has completed her SVQ3 Social Services, Children and Young People qualification, and has recently taken on the role of Senior Practitioner. She really enjoys the vibrant atmosphere and enthusiasm of everyone at the Pre-School.
Lisa particularly enjoys doing arts and crafts as the children can be really creative and use their imaginations. She also loves to be outside in the garden where the children can experiment and explore their surroundings, learning about nature and the world around them.
Lisa lives in Forres with her husband and daughter.
Jackie has HNC’s in Child Care and Education and Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing. During her career she has worked as a Pupil Assistant at Elgin Academy, managed two playgroups, one of which was for children with additional needs, worked for both NHS Highland and NHS Grampian as a Community Nursery Nurse with the Health Visiting teams in Nairn and Aviemore and in the Huntly and Alford area. Jackie has also worked as a nursery nurse at Raeden, which was the nursery and assessment centre in Aberdeen for NHS Grampian. Jackie was also a Teaching Assistant at a special needs Primary school in Ipswich for four and a half years. For the last three years Jackie has worked as a Family Support worker based in Elgin but covering the whole of Moray, supporting unpaid carers of all ages.
Jackie has had a varied career but really enjoys working with pre-schoolers – no two days are the same and they always keep you on your toes.
Jackie live in Forres with her husband, and with four grown up children and five grandchildren life is never dull!