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

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

Sharon Cowan

Position: Practitioner
Qualifications: I have achieved my HNC in Early Education and Childcare
Experience/Background: I have over 20 years’ experience working with children. I am also a Childcare Practitioner in a Playgroup.
Training: First Aid Training, Child Protection Training, Elementary Food Hygiene and Allergy Training, Building the Ambition Training, GIRFEC Training, and My World Outdoors Training.
Interesting Fact: I LOVE 80’s music ‘Tiffany – I Think We Are Alone Now’ is my favourite song

Tracey Aitken

Position: Practitioner
Qualifications: I have achieved my SVQ 2 and 3 Playwork
Experience/Background: I have worked in the Out of School Sector for 16 years I also work in the Kitchen at Dedridge Primary as the Dinner Lady
Training: First Aid Training, Child Protection Training, Elementary Food Hygiene Training, and GIRFEC Training
Interesting Fact: I LOVE CHEESIE POP music, George Michael, Football, and I love to gab

Linda Gardiner

Position: Practitioner
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Megan Millar

Position: Practitioner
Qualification: SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young people)
Experience/Background: Started working in childcare in 2016, worked in a private nursery and was the 0-2 years room leader so it is my first experience working in after school care and I love it!
Interesting fact: I have just started to learn Swedish

Catherine Fraser

Position: Modern Apprentice
Interesting fact: I enjoy singing and spend my free time at the gym