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Meet the staff at Inverurie


Meet the Manager

Nicola McKinlay is Manager at Summers Inverurie.

Hi, my name is Nicola McKinlay and I have worked for Summers since March 2009. I began my career in childcare in August 2005 when I attended Aberdeen college for a year to study NC in Childcare & Early Education. I then got my first job in Childcare where I went on to gain my SVQ Level 3.

I began working for Summers in their Victoria Street nursery as a nursery nurse within the 3-5 room where I worked my way up to 3-5 room Assistant Room Leader.  I then became 3-5 Room Leader and Supervisor at Wee Rascals Too in Kintore, where I eventually became Manager in September 2013. 

I am now based here at Summers in Inverurie as a Senior Nursery Manager.  Being a Senior Nursery Manager I will co-ordinate the formulation and sharing of best practice in implementing the Curriculum for Excellence in the Aberdeenshire Summers Nurseries.

I am very passionate in my role as Nursery Manager ensuring the nursery is a safe, fun and happy place for the children, staff, parents and carers alike.  My team and I here at Inverurie show great commitment to the nursery, and implement the Pre-birth to Three and the Curriculum for Excellence on a daily basis by observing the children and using next steps to plan activities throughout the day.

Nicola's Qualifications Include:

  • NC in Early Education & Childcare
  • SVQ 2 in Childrens Care Learning & Development
  • SVQ 3 in Childrens Care Learning & Development
  • SVQ 4 in Childrens Care Learning & Development


Our Staff

Many of the team at Inverurie have been with us since our first year of opening.

Our 0-2 years room is led by Melanie Adam, who is also our Assistant Manager.

The 2-3 years room is led by Nicola Buchan.  .

The 3-5 years room is led by Madeline Evans.

All the team at Inverurie take great delight in organising outings, charity events and sports days, and pride themselves as being very much part of the local Inverurie community.