Read testimonials about our childcare services.

Meet The Team

Tracy Murdoch 

Nursery Manager
SVQ Level 4 Children & Young People

Working towards a 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 Kennedy

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 a 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. 


Arlene Dillon
Early Years Practitioner
Masters (Honours) Social Work

Post Graduate Certificate in Autism


I love my job at Fly High. Being a smaller nursery we have the privilege of getting to know each child very well.  It is a pleasure to watch the children grow and develop into confident individuals and see their personalities blossom.


My favourite part of the week has to be our outdoor day. This is when we spend the full day outdoors, using the Rainbow Room for snack and lunch on the colder days. The children love exploring the garden and local community and the staff usually end up as muddy as the children! Mud, glitter, play dough and paint on my uniform are definitely the measure of a good day!


Amy Briggs
Early Years Practitioner

SVQ Level 2 Play work and SVQ Level 3 SSCYP

I enjoy my job as I love watching the children grow and develop their own personality. I love building relationships with children and teaching life skills. I enjoy being able to call myself a role model for the children.

My biggest achievement in my time in childcare is leaving school and going straight into getting my qualification for a job that I love and have wanted from a young age, as well as becoming qualified so quickly.

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. 


Taylor Bryden

Early Years Modern Apprentice

Working towards SVQ Level 3 Social Services

(children and young people)


I enjoy watching the children grow into their own personalities. Helping the children with different challenges everyday and getting to see a smile on their face makes you appreciate how rewarding your job is. 


My biggest achievement in my time in childcare so far is finishing school and going straight to college to get my early learning and childcare level 5 qualification.