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Kirstie Halliday (Manager)

Temple Nursery and Playgroup

Traddoch Hall

Temple Village

EH23 4SQ

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Tel: 01875 830 560

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Charity Registered in Scotland, No: SC020435 


Now open 9am-12:10pm, Monday to Friday during term-time

Excellent pre-school provision for 2-5 year olds

Kirstie Halliday: Nursery Manager

Qualifications: HNC Early Education and Childcare, HND Professional Stage Dance

Currently Undergoing : PDA Childcare Practice level 8

Before joining the childcare profession Kirstie ran a dance school for 5 years, specialising in Jazz, Tap, Highland Dancing and taking Dance and Movement classes within nurseries for children aged  2 to 5. Kirstie brings these skills with her to promote the use of imagination and expression and always encourages a healthy, positive and energetic look at life. 

Barbara Murray: Teacher

Qualifications: Post Graduate Certificate of Education

OCN Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Award

Barbara gained her Post Graduate Certificate of Education in July 1990 and spent the following eight years teaching primary school children in London. In 1999 she moved to Scotland and since then has worked in nurseries. For the last four years she has been employed as the teacher at Temple Nursery which, she says, is unquestionably the best nursery with which she has been involved. Barbara is a qualified Forest School leader (OCN Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Award) and has a unique and inspiring teaching style.

Jackie Gibb: Nursery Assistant

Qualifications: NPA in Playwork and Childcare, HND in Scientific and Technical Graphics


Jackie volunteered as a parent helper at the nursery over a 10 year period before being employed for the past 2 years as a Nursery Assistant.  She has a design background and prior to becoming a mother she worked as a graphic designer in public and private design studios.  She enthusiastically encourages children to develop their natural creativity using a wide variety of resources.

"Feedback to parents is excellent"


"Staff are all very caring, kind and gentle, all having different qualities to offer children"

 - Temple Nursery parents