Meet the team

At The Kidz Stop, we have a qualified and experienced team in place, that undergo training on a regular basis, to ensure that we offer the highest possible standard of care.

Our Management Team are introduced below, and we will be delighted to extend a warm welcome to you and your family when you come to visit us.

Caroline Gormley

General Manager of the Nursery and Out of School Club

As a mother of two boys, Caroline used private nursery for her own children and saw the benefits they got in terms of confidence, social skills and educational input. Having completed a series of business startup courses, she spotted a niche in the market in Bo'ness for a childcare business, and so The Kidz Stop was born.

Since starting the business, Caroline has gained qualifications in food hygiene and training as well as an MBA from Strathclyde University to help gain the knowledge she needed for running the business. Caroline is currently studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in Childhood Practice to give her the knowledge and skills she needs to ensure that The Kidz Stop continues to offer the very highest level of care for the children.

Eleanor Aitken

Training Coordinator and Childcare Consultant

Eleanor has worked in childcare for 35 years. Her working experience extends from playgroups and primary schools to additional needs centres and hospital care. Eleanor has held the position of Nursery Manager in the private sector for over 15 years. In 2003 she joined Caroline in Bo'ness to open The Kidz Stop Nursery and Out of School Club.

One of the key areas of focus for Eleanor is to ensure that her staff team are well trained and confident with current thinking and changes in legislation in childcare. Using her Trained to Train qualification, she presents a full schedule of in-house training to extend their knowledge and understanding on an ongoing basis.

Eleanor also provides consultancy to the manager on both sites when they have queries and issues relating to the care of the children.

Marianne Doak

Nursery Deputy Manager

Marianne qualified in childcare eight years ago with an SVQ3 in Childcare and Education. She has worked with The Kidz Stop since we opened in 2003. During that time she worked with all age groups within the nursery. Marianne has been a senior member of staff for four years and has recently been promoted to the post of Nursery Deputy Manager.

In 2010 Marianne attained an SVQ4 in Childcare and Education in order to increase her knowledge and understanding of her role as a senior member of staff.

Debbie Murray

Out of School Club Coordinator

Debbie has worked at The Kidz Stop since graduating from Falkirk College with her SVQ 3 in Childcare and Education. During her time with us, she has worked with all age groups within the Nursery and Out of School Club from babies up to twelve year olds.

Debbie is currently the Coordinator for the Out of School Club with responsibility for ensuring that the Club is professionally run on a day to day basis.