Meet The Team

Tracy Murdoch 

Nursery Manager
 BA Childhood Practice

I am honoured to be part of a loving and caring team at Fly High. I love having the opportunity to watch every child learn, grow and develop in our care. Fly High is a unique nursery where staff and children all feel like part of a family, in a safe nurturing environment for your child to become confident individuals.

I was delighted to join the Fly High when it opened in 2019 and now to be the Manager is a dream come true. I am looking forward to taking the nursery from strength to strength and watching the team and children thrive in an environment that offers lots of experiences where children can investigate, be curious and use their imaginations allowing them to become the best they can be.

Sarah Millar

Lead Early Years Practitioner

BA Childhood Studies


I love my job at Fly High as I get to be a part of the children’s journey as they learn, grow and develop, and most of all having fun.

My biggest achievement would be becoming degree qualified in Childhood Studies with distinction.

Hayleigh Holland
Lead Early Years Practitioner

BA Childhood Studies (Hons)

I am looking forward to getting know the children and see them grow! I love outdoor and messy play and can’t wait to organise lots of experiences for the children.

Handing in my honour’s dissertation was an amazing feeling and passing was even better! Every day is different working in early years, and I love that.

Donna Coid
Lead Early Years Practitioner
N.N.E.B (Nursery Nursing Examining Board)


I enjoy my job at Fly High because it feels like a “family”. It’s small and cosy, as a team we work together to give the children a safe, caring and nurturing environment. The staff and management are incredibly supportive and working with the children is extremely rewarding. Just a smile or an achievement of some sort makes you appreciate how rewarding your job is.


I have 32 years of experience. I am a mother of 4 and a grandmother to 5 grandchildren. I am passionate about my job. When I started my two-year N.N.E.B course in England in 1986 I knew this was the career for me. I have a nurturing, maternal nature and I would say my biggest achievement is maintaining a childcare career and, keeping up with training; adapting from England to Scotland’s curriculum and seeing so many changes over the years. I have worked in both nurseries and schools. I have also supported children with additional needs and feel proud to have helped them to become confident individuals.

I enjoy art, craft, messy play, sensory play, mark making and stories. My head is always full of ideas and I am always scouring for resources to develop areas/activities. I know I’ve had a great day when I have glitter in my hair and paint on my face.

Sharon Morrison

Early Years Practitioner

HNC Early Education and Childcare


I have been a part of the Fly High team since we opened and although I've had time off on maternity leave it is lovely to see the nursery continue to develop and all the children having so much fun through all the learning opportunities provided.


I have worked in childcare since 2010, I was part of a private nursery group in Edinburgh for 8 years where I gained lots of experience with various age groups and was room supervisor for many years. When I moved back to Ayrshire I worked within school nurseries on supply. Being a mummy to two young children helps boost my skills on caring for children as well as knowing the challenges and fun of being a parent. 

Amy Coid

Early Years Practitioner

SVQ Level 3 Social Services (Children and Young People)


I enjoy helping the children grow into their own individual personalities. I love being creative and encouraging children's development through play and messy activities. 


My biggest achievement in childcare is gaining qualification and a permanent position at Fly High. 


Nadia George

Early Years Practitioner

SVQ Level 3 Social Services (Children & Young People)


I love my job at Fly High because it gives me the opportunity to make a difference to young people's lives. I get to see children's development and learning first hand as the children grow and flourish in my care. I enjoy watching the children develop their own personalities and provide a safe, loving and comfortable environment that they can thrive in. I started working in childcare in February 2021 and have definitely fallen in love with the job and will never look back. My greatest achievement would be starting an Apprenticeship as soon as I left school in which I achieved my qualification in Social Services Children & Young People level 7. I then gained full time employment at Fly High working with the best team I could ask for.

Shannan Connor

Early Years Practitioner

BA Childhood Studies


I love my job at Fly High as every day I get to work alongside a great team. I am privileged to find work colleagues who are like a family. I love building positive relationships with the children and their families. Being a part of the children's journey as they learn, grow and develop into confident individuals is the most rewarding part of my role as an Early Years Practitioner.

My biggest achievement within my career so far is completing my BA Childhood Studies degree during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stephanie Horne

Early Years Practitioner

SVQ Level 3 Social Services (Children & Young People)


Leader of our Breakfast Club at Monkton Primary too.


I enjoy working in a children's nursery because I love supporting the children to develop and grow. To help achieve this is very rewarding.