Meet the Murieston Team

Margaret Green

Position: Manager
Qualifications: SVQ 2 Playwork, SVQ 3 Social Services: Children and Young People & SVQ 4 Social services Children and Young People, Scotvec Modules in the Young Child and Children with Additional Support Needs along with Standard Grades, Highers and N.Q. Level 6 in Sports Fitness.  I have my Food Hygiene (2010), First Aid, Fire Safety Certificates and Child Protection.
Experience/Background: I have worked in childcare since March 2008 working with Lanarkshire Childcare Services (Motherwell) before l joined the Simply Play team in December 2014.  Prior to working in childcare, I have worked in hospitality and customer service for a good number of years.  I also volunteered in a residential home for young adults/adults with mental health issues and Drumpark school for children with disabilities/special needs.
Interesting fact: I once served Sir Alex Ferguson dinner.

Bethany Mc Connell

Position: Practitioner
Qualification:  HNC in Early Education and childcare
Experience/Background: I have had four placements in nurseries two, in local authority nurseries and two in private.
Interesting fact: I once  swam with Dolphins and l am also a Girls Brigade Officer

Ann Marie Lafferty

Position: Practitioner
Qualification:  HNC Early years childcare and education, Professional development awards in classroom assistance and advanced pupil support
Experience/Background:  15 years experience working with children and young adults with autism and additional needs
Interesting fact:  My favourite Disney characters are Mickey and Minnie mouse


Meaghan James

Position: Practitioner
HNC & HND in Childhood Practice,, Open University Understanding the Autism Spectrum, NC early education and childcare
Interesting fact:
I am a brown belt at Judo and gave competed all over the UK and Netherlands


Kay McLean

Position: Practitioner
Interesting fact: 

Gillian Stevenson


Position: Practitioner
Qualifications: National progression award in play work and childcare, SVQ LEVEL 3 children’s care learning and development, working towards SVQ LEVEL 4 social services children and young people  
Experience/Background:  working within Simply Play since 2013 and worked in a private nursery for 7 years before that
Interesting fact:  I love stock car racing, and have been going from the age of 4!


Rebecca Higgins

Position: Apprentice
Qualification: MA SVQ SOCIAL SERVICES(Children & Young People)at SCQF level 7
Training: Food Hygiene (food Allergy) and Child Protection.
Interesting Fact : I’m from Ireland.