Lisa Caley is an exceptional Early Years teacher who has provided individual care for many young children whilst she was a teacher at Dunottar.

She is patient, kind and totally trustworthy always providing for the individual needs of each child in her care. Lisa is highly organised with a clear focus in everything she does.

She has built excellent relationships with colleagues, parents and children that in turn give confidence to know that each child is looked after and cared for. She provides a safe and secure environment in which the children learn.

Lisa is a very highly regarded colleague who supports those around her and she will be greatly missed within the community

Nikki Matthews Head Teacher, Dunottar School

My two year old son became very attached to Lisa during the six weeks she spent with us helping me to recover after the birth of my daughter.

Lisa showed great initiative during her time with us and her wide experience with children particularly shone through. I found her to be trustworthy, punctual and reliable and she is a very friendly and capable person. It was a pleasure to have her working with us.

Lucy Baxter, Maternity Nanny Service

Lisa Caley is an outstanding classroom practitioner. She has a thorough knowledge of the Early Years curriculum and finds interesting and inventive ways to teach the children the skills they need to reach their individual goals. She has a kind caring manner which brings out the best in all children and her patience is endless!

She has successfully started a Foundation Stage Unit from scratch and by taking into account the new Early Years principles and practices, created a happy secure place for the pupils to learn. Lisa’s pupils make excellent progress in all areas of the curriculum and they have a love of learning which is inspired by the teaching they have received.

I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa for any role with young children

Catriona MacLeod Junior School Head Teacher, Dunottar School

To say that our daughter, Mae is attached to Mrs Caley would not begin to cover it.

From day one, Mae has adored her, and so have we. Mrs Caley clearly loves the children she looks after and has that magic ‘Mary Poppins’ quality, which means they do as she asks without her ever needing to raise her voice. If she could bottle it, she’d make her fortune! With Mrs Caley, Mae has learnt basic reading, writing and maths in super-quick time and thoroughly enjoys all her school activities. She is brimming with confidence and now loves learning.

As soon as we met this lovely lady, we breathed a sigh of relief – we knew we would be happy to leave Mae with her every morning, as Mae would be having a great time at school under the care of someone we trust. In future, we may have need for occasional child minding and Mrs Caley will be on our speed-dial.

Steven and Caroline Warner – Dunottar Parents

Lisa looked after my 7 month old daughter until she was 2 after I returned to work. I was more than pleased with the care she provided and my daughter was very happy and well looked after.

It can be daunting for a new mum to leave their child in someone else’s care, however Lisa made me feel completely at ease and reassured, and my daughter always had a smile on her face at the end of the day. Always prompt and reliable, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lisa to anyone looking for excellent child care.

Kay Crook, Day Nanny Service Customer

Lisa was our daughter’s teacher from age 2-5 and she has helped a very shy girl gain in confidence and become far more independent. Our daughter is so excited to go to school which is such a credit to Lisa and her team. While Lisa cares so deeply for the kids in her care, she is also a fabulous teacher and taught our daughter to read, write and spell at such a young age. We could not recommend her more highly.

Rory & Korina Maguire – Dunottar School Parents

Lisa Caley taught our daughter, Chloe, for 3 years – from the age of two through to five. We could not have hoped for a better start to her education. She has been fantastic , not only as a teacher but also in terms of how she has looked after and cared for Chloe.

On a more personal note, we think Lisa is a wonderful, kind lady and would always trust her implicitly with our daughter. We could not recommend her highly enough.

Justine & Chad Micaleff – Dunottar Parents

I have known Lisa Caley for 2 years, during which time I have seen my daughter flourish in her care. Lisa is an incredibly loving and intuitive individual who has a natural ability to bring out the best in a child.

Emily Grant – Dunottar School Parent

Lisa looked after my twin boys from the age of 8 months until they were 18 months and left us when she moved to the Midlands. I have always found her manner to be most pleasant, she is honest, very hard working and capable.

Lisa uses her initiative and imagination when caring for the young, and is most reliable. I certainly would not hesitate to recommend her as she would be a great asset to any team or family.

Deborah Smith, Day Nanny Service