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Meet Emma

Hi everyone.  My name is Emma.  I am 34 and I live in Busby. I stay right next to Cart Mill so it’s easy for me to walk to work each day. I’ve just joined the team at Cart Mill in February. I’m looking forward to going back and getting to know everyone again when it’s safe and lock down is over. I’ve still been working in the hub so it’s been nice getting to see some of the children and staff.

Ive been working in nurseries since I was 16. Last year I finished my Childhood Practice Degree and got to graduate.  Although I had very big heels on my shoes and had to cross a big stage to collect my certificate without falling over. My degree took four years of going to uni each Tuesday night while still working in nursery full time. This always resulted in me leaving all my homework and assessment to to the last minute.

I love to read books. When I was little I used to love to go to Busby library and choose books to take home. My favourites used to be called “the baby sitters club”  this could be where I got the inspiration to follow a career in childcare from. I used to want to be a writer and would always make up my own books. Even now in nursery I enjoy creating new stories and making up new songs.

I have 3 pets in my house. I have Draco and Lola my two cats. They love to get lots of attention . They both fight over who gets to sit in their favourite spot on the windowsill.  I also have my dog Olly. He is a Lhasa Apso and is 7.  He is like my shadow and follows me every where I go, he even likes to sleep beside me at night.  He is a bit cheeky and likes to chase the cats, which makes the cats very cross.

Olly has very long hair and needs to see a dog groomer to get cut so he doesn’t get too hot. Because he can’t see one just now I had to give him a DIY haircut but a dog groomer I am not and have left him looking a little patchy. Hopefully he can get it fixed soon.  I also am looking forward to seeing the hairdressers because my hair is beginning to change colour at the top.

I also live my my Son Ryan. He has just had his 18th birthday in lockdown. But we still managed to have a good day celebrating with lots of cake and juice. He is looking forward to seeing all his friends again and celebrating with them.  Ryan has been enjoying his time off school and has been playing lots of games on his PlayStation but sometimes he’s gets a little row for being too grumpy when he doesn’t win his football game.

I love the sunshine and going on sunny holidays. My favourite place to go is Cyprus. I love to sit on the beach with my eyes closed and listen to the sounds of the sea.  It makes me feel calm and happy. When I’m not working in the hub or doing my work from home I like to take the olly dog his walks, sometimes  Draco cat comes too. I also like to sit in the sun in the garden but am silly and sometimes forget my sun cream and end up looking a little bit like a lobster. Hope you all remember to wear suncream on hot days.

Really missing being at nursery and can’t wait to get back and see you all. Take care love Emma x



Getting to know Carly

Hi everyone, its Carly here!

I have loved reading all the ladies blogs and getting to know more about my team, so now I am going to tell you some things that you may not know about me.

I was born on 19th June 1998 in the Royal Alexander Hospital in Paisley and was brought up by my Mum (Michelle) and My Dad (Mark) in a town called Barrhead. When I was 3 years old my little brother Stephen was born, he isn’t so little anymore. Two years after that my little sister was born. We are a close family but I am particularly close with my dad.

My dad and I often go out for lunch together when we are both off work.  My dad drops me off at work and picks me up again because I dont drive, my mum says he spoils me (I was doing driving lessons but I have failed my theory test 6 times ,so I have taken a break from the lessons.) I even went on a tour of my dads favourite football club with him, even though I am not a fan.

I started St Marks Primary school in 2003 and moved on to St Luke’s High school in 2010.

I got my first Job in November 2015 in Frankie and Benny’s (Silverburn).  My job was to clean and set the tables in the restaurant for new customers to come in and when I was old enough I was trained as a bartender, I worked here for 3 years.

At the end of May 2016, a few weeks before my 18th Birthday I had surgery to re align my jaw (Yuck) as I had a huge underbite that affected the way I ate and said certain words. This meant I was unable to celebrate my 18th birthday because my face was so swollen I couldn’t eat or talk for about 8 weeks while I recovered. After my surgery no one I knew recognised me, even my school teachers, apparently I looked like a totally different person.

I have been with my amazing boyfriend Michael for nearly 3 years now, although we were friends for a few years before that. After a year together we moved into out own little flat. We are now saving up to buy our own house.

I qualified in 2018 after a 2 year Modern Apprenticeship with East Renfrewshire council. After qualifying I got a job with MACS (Mearns after school care) but only worked there for 3 months before I took on a temporary job as a PSA in Carlibar Nursery. When my contract ended I took on a few supply shifts in Cart Mill funnily enough. I then had an interview and got offered a job in Cart Mill where I started in August 2019 and met all of you.

During my free time I enjoy going out for family dinners and going to the cinema. I decided to buy a Cineworld unlimited card, so I often go a few times a week to see a movie and sometimes even 2 in one day.

My favourite holiday destination at the moment is Benidorm where me and Michael went our first holiday together. We had planned to go back this year in the middle of May but under the circumstances it had to be cancelled.  Like Sarah Jane, Luss is also one of my favourite places to go to, my Gran and Grandad live in Luss and we often spend Christmas time there, It is beautiful.

I hope you are all having a great time at home with your families and i’m looking forward to seeing everyone again.  Remember to keep in touch through our twitter, I have loved seeing what you have all been up to.