Read testimonials about our childcare services.

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.

Arlene Dillon

Early Years Practitioner

Donna Coid 

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 4 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.

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 7 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. 


Ashleigh Taylor
Play Leader at After School Care

HNC Childhood Practice

I love my job at Fly High because I work with many different children at the after school all with their own wee personalities. I love to see them grow & develop and make new friendships. I love helping them reach their potential and teaching them new skills. I love the adventures we have.

Qualifying and finally finding a job and a workplace that I really enjoy. I feel I have found a place I belong and can progress in my career and learn more through the training provided.

Azlan Morrison
Early Years Practitioner

HNC Childhood Practice - Currently working towards BA Childhood Studies

I love my job at Fly High as I get to watch all the children learn and grow. My favourite thing is planning lots of fun experiences for the children to enjoy!

My biggest achievement is getting into the BA Childhood Studies programme at UWS where I hope to get into a post graduate teaching course.

Kelsey Scott
Modern Apprentice

Childcare Level 4 and currently working towards level 7

I enjoy my job at fly high nursery because I enjoy watching the children grow and learn new things.

I have experience of working with children in my old workplace as I worked as a soft play assistant at Heads of Ayr Farm Park, where a key part of my role was to look after the needs and wellbeing of young children.

Olivia Elliott
Modern Apprentice

Working towards SVQ children and young people qualification.

I love my job at Fly High as I get the privilege to watch the children grow and develop crucial skills which will benefit them later in life which I feel extremely grateful to be a part of.

I have gained experience in a local primary school which has gave me the opportunity to carry out and demonstrate the skills I have already learnt at Fly High.