Summers Nurseries

Where Little Dreams Start


Meet the staff at Inverurie

Meet the Manager

Lauren Donald is Acting Manager, covering Suzanne's Maternity Leave. Lauren has worked for Summers for 10 years and was previously the Room Lead within Inverurie's 3-5 Room.

Suzanne Stephen is Manager at Summers Inverurie.

Hi, my name is Suzanne Stephen and I have worked for Summers since they took over Wee Rascals nursery, Kintore in 2009. I began my career in childcare in September 2002 when I attended Aberdeen college for 2 years to study Childcare & Education.

I then got my first job at Wee Rascals Nursery in March 2005 where I began as a Nursery Assistant. I then gained my SVQ Level 3 and became a Nursery Nurse. After a while i was then promoted to Nursery Supervisor and lastly Room Leader in the 0-2 Room as well as being the Assistant Manager. Then in December 2019 I got the great opportunity to become Nursery Manager here at Summers in Inverurie.

As Nursery Manager it is my job to ensure the nursery is a safe, fun and happy place for the children, staff, parents and carers alike. My team 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 age and stage appropriate activities throughout each day.

Suzanne's Qualifications Include:

  • SVQ 2 in Childrens Care Learning & Development
  • SVQ 3 in Childrens Care Learning & Development
  • SVQ 4 in Childrens Care Learning & Development

Staff Leaders

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

  • Our 0-2 years room is led by Jorja Cameron. Working alongside Jorja we have Lilian McCallum (Nursery Practitioner), Pip Brock (Nursery Practitioner), Amanda McGrath (Nursery Practitioner), Erin Lamont (Suport Worker) and Eilidh Littlejohn (Support Worker).
  • Our 2-3 years room is led by Joanne Noble, who is also our Assistant Manager. Working alongside Joanne we have Michaela Ure (Nursery Practitioner) and Jodi Douglas (Support Worker).
  • Our 3-5 years room is led by Kayla Dawson (Maternity Cover) . Working alongside Kayla is Krista Wilkin (Nursery Practitioner) , Adele Mortimer (Nursery Practitioner) and Rebecca Sayers (Support Worker).

We also have Kellsey Sim, our relief member of staff, who covers staff holidays and absentee.

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.

Added: 01 Nov 2022 Updated: 12 Jan 2023