We are very lucky to have such a great team of dedicated and highly qualified teachers at Duchal. They each bring their own personal attributes to all our activities and they really make our nursery a very special place.
Here's a little bit of background information on our wonderful teachers!
Mrs Ormond is a highly experienced and qualified childcare professional, having over thirty years experience of working in a wide variety of roles in the field of early education. She also has significant management experience, having most recently managed 21 early years centres within West Dunbartonshire council. Mrs Ormond feels that it is a real privilege to be able to make a contribution to the development of our young people at such an important stage in their lives and is looking forward to working with such a team of committed and enthusiastic staff.
Depute Head Teacher
Mrs Gheur decided to fulfil a lifelong passion to teach in early years. She worked towards and gained her HNC in Early Years and Childcare. She has a love of literacy and enjoys being part of the Duchal nurturing team which she joined in 2016.
Following a Masters Degree in Music, Mrs Campbell gained a Post Graduate qualification in Human Resource Management, working in a number of management roles across the UK. After her children attended Duchal she undertook and gained her NC in Early Years and Childcare. She has been part of the Duchal staff since 2004.. She is fully involved in Duchal and specialises in musical activities. Mrs Campbell particularly enjoys the buzz from working with pre-school children and seeing their development during their time at Duchal.
Mrs Watson was Chair of the Parents Cooperative Committee whilst her two daughters attended the Nursery. She has worked towards and completed her NC in Early Education and Childcare and has been part of the teaching team since 2013.
Mrs Grant graduated with an honours degree in English Literature. Following her four children attending Duchal she trained as a primary teacher. She is fully involved in the Duchal team which she joined in 2016.
As a native French speaker Madame Camelford is a fantastic asset to the nursery. Through our weekly lessons the children gain a fantastic insight into life in France, learning key vocabulary.
Mrs Matvichuk trained in childcare, however after moving abroad worked in the corporate world for 25 years. On relocating to the UK and Kilmacolm, she decided to return to follow her passion of childcare, joining us in the autumn 2018.