Meet the Management Team
Stephanie Dodds, Director/Owner
Stephanie is a qualified Registered Nurse and has worked in various nursing roles over a period of 17 years. She is a mother of 3 children and knows the importance of excellent child care. Stephanie's main responsibilities are Care, Health and Hygiene, HR and maintaining standards . She regularly visits the nurseries and observes the staff and child interaction, as well as noting, maintenance and improvement issues . In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 3 children and husband, walking her dog and reading.
Stephanie has also completed the Child Protection 2 training. Stephanie is the NDNA Chair for East and Midlothian Network.
Nicola Pryde, Director/Owner
Nicola started out with a career in Financial Services. A mother of 4 children, Nicola knows how difficult good quality childcare is to find. This led to herself and her good friend Stephanie looking to purchase their own nursery, and in 2006 they became owners of Pear Tree Nursery in Haddington, East Lothian. After a hugely challenging and satisfying year at Pear Tree the opportunity arose to purchase Arnhall Nursery in Dunblane in 2007.
Nicola deals with the financial side of the business, overseeing budgets, invoicing and projections; but is very hands on and is regularly at both nurseries. Nicola is passionate about providing excellent childcare and her experience and views as a mum, not just an owner, ensure that this is what the nursery provides. She enjoys spending time with her family in her spare time.
Norma McFarlane, Manager
Norma started at Arnhall Nursery in 2003 as a Room Supervisor. In July 2011 Norma was promoted to Nursery Manager and since this time has successfully developed into the role. Norma holds her HNC, SVQ4 and a BA in Childhood Practice. In her spare time Norma enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog and cycling.
Amanda McDonald, Deputy Manager, Dragonflies Room Manager
Amanda has worked at Arnhall for over 10 years. She holds her SVQ Level 3 in Early Years Education and Childcare. Amanda enjoys meeting up with family and friends and also walks with her dog.
Wilma Wray, Bumblebees and Ladybirds Room Manager
Wilma has worked at Arnahll Nursery in the Babyroom since 2002. She holds her SVQ Level 3 in Early Years Education and Childcare. In her spare time Wilma enjoys watching her family playing bowls, listening to music and spending time with her family.
Lisa Williamson, Butterflies Room Manager
Lisa is Room Manager in the Toddler Room and has worked at Arnhall Nursery since July 2012. She holds her SVQ Level 3 in Early Years Education and Childcare and is currently working towards her PDA. Lisa is also our resident hairdresser as and when parents require their children’s hair to be cut. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Sarah Robertson, Grasshoppers Room Manager
Sarah is the Room Manager of the Grasshoppers and has worked at Arnhall Nursery for 5 years. She is qualified with her SVQ Level 3 in Early Years Education and Childcare. In her spare time Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going out for dinner and going to the cinema.
Cara Wilson, Admin Assistant
Cara has studied NC Early Education and Childcare and enjoyed working in this environment. Cara joined Arnhall Nursery in October 2016 to assist the office team. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, going to keep fit classes, socialising with friends and going shopping.
Lillian Fleming,Business Operations Manager
Lillian joined Arnhall nursery in February 2017 and is a highly motivated administrative professional with over 20 years’ experience in variable roles and has an HNC in Training & Development. Lillian has a grown-up family. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, eating out, reading and travelling with her husband.
For more information on staff qualifications please see the SSSC website here.
Full information on the rest of our staff team can be found in the parents log in section.