Meet our childcare professionals

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Iain Cameron

Manager

I have been working with children in Edinburgh for nine years. I am keen on participation, respect for children’s knowledge, music, and fun. I graduated in June 2017 with a BA in Childhood Practice from Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh University. As Manager of Holy Corner Playgroup, I would like to create simple structures that support the wishes of the children, and the practice of the staff.

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Carol Cerdan

Early Years Practitioner

I joined Holy Corner Community Playgroup in October 2016 and hold an SVQ3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development. Whilst looking after my young children I regularly did childcare for friends, and also volunteered in a number of different childcare settings. I am an outdoor play and learning enthusiast and am part of the Outdoor Woodland Learning network (OWL). Being a community setting means we can really get to know our families and it provides a great opportunity for some fantastic partnership working. I love music, cooking/baking, story telling, gardening and yoga and enjoy sharing these passions with the wonderful children here in our care. I feel very lucky to work in an environment with a team who are playful, creative and nurturing - these qualities create a very warm and welcoming atmosphere at Holy Corner.

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Louise Gourmelen

Early Years Practitioner

I joined the team in September 2018, and work in a part-time capacity. I bring diverse professional experience and education to my role, and hold an HNC in Childhood Practice. My practice is child-led, playful and kind, always respecting the rights of the child. As well as the experience of being a parent, I also bring my special interests to the group including expressive arts and visual literacy. Holy Corner is an uplifting and positive community environment in which to work and learn, and I am grateful to be part of such a knowledgeable, caring and passionate team.

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Fahmida Yasmin

Early Years Practitioner

Fahmida is working with us on a temporary basis. Coming from Marchmont St Giles playgroup, Fahmida has huge amounts of experience and we welcome her to our team.