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Meet the team

Tina MacLinton


Tina started as a committee member when her eldest son Jacob attended

Rosetta and had a few roles before becoming chairperson.

She was then successful in gaining a post as a practitioner and then in 2019 became the manager.


Tina loves reading and has more books than time to read. She enjoys spending time with her large extended family and friends and has a love for holistic therapies such as massage, essential oils, and meditation.


Tina is a trained beauty therapist and then worked in retail management before commencing her career in childhood practice. She has achieved her SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 7 and has begun studying for her BA Childhood practice degree. Tina enjoys developing her knowledge in areas she enjoys such as Bookbug and mindfulness for children.


What do you like most about your job?

“I love the small personal feel of the setting. We are a real family and even those who have moved on from Rosetta hold it close to their heart. I am lucky to work with a small team of like-minded practitioners who have become good friends. We get to know the children and they add to the family feel of the place.”


Elaine Burnside


After her youngest child left Rosetta in 1994, Elaine stayed on as a volunteer, helping out 2 mornings

a week.

She became officially employed in 2000 and has been here as a practitioner ever since,

witnessing many changes over the years.


Elaine enjoys reading and will pick up her Kindle at every opportunity. She also has an interest in history,

especially social history and had researched her family tree back to the early 1700s.


Elaine has an SVQ 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

What do you like most about your job?

“I love watching how the children grow and develop over the time they are with us and I feel proud when they move on to school with confidence and the social skills to help them progress in their school life. We are a small setting which means that we form close relationships, not only with our children, but also their families. We have a great staff team and we work really well together, constantly coming up with new ideas to improve the experiences for our children.”

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Gillian Williamson


Gillian became the secretary when her daughter Holly was at Rosetta and when a practitioner position

became available she applied and was successful.

Gillian’s main interest these days seem to be Holly, however Gillian played rugby for 12 years and likes

being active, enjoying walking, cycling and swimming when she can find the time.

She also loves the Peebles Beltane Festival and is an active member of the

Peebles Cornet’s Lasses Association.

Gillian has an HNC in Health and Fitness, a BSc in Sport and Recreation Management and various swimming and aquatic qualifications which include National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ), Trainer Assessor for NPLQ and Swim Teacher.

Gillian completed her SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 7 in August 2019 and continues to develop her knowledge through various continuous professional development courses.


What do you like most about your job?

“I enjoy helping the children and feel fulfilled when I see them achieve something for the first time, seeing their look of delight as they realise they can do it. I like the fact that we are a small, close knit center and we have time to create bonds with the children and really get to know them and their families. I enjoy working with the other staff and have formed friendships with them all.


Kelly Noble


Kelly has been involved with Rosetta for a good number of years, having had four children all attending.

Having been on the committee and taking on a number of roles including Treasurer,

Kelly was thrilled when a job became available and has been employed as a practitioner since August 2019.

Kelly loves spending time with her family, going for long walks and taking in our beautiful surroundings.

She enjoys looking at old photos, especially of Peebles and learning about history.

She often enjoys a good drama on TV and quite often a long hot bubble bath.


Kelly has lots of experience with children through volunteering with various groups and regularly helping at her children’s school. She worked as a playground supervisor before commencing her post at Rosetta. Kelly has achieved her SVQ 3.

What do you like most about your job?

“I am lucky to work in a setting where I get to know the children and watch them blossom. At Rosetta our setting is small but unique, we get to know not only the children but also parents and extended family. It’s great to work with a well organised team of staff who have become great friends. It’s also super fun getting messy with foam or the good old paint and playdough.”


Hannah Moss


Hannah joined the Rosetta team in October 2021 having carried out her training in a local school as a

modern apprentice after a background in retail. 

Hannah is keen on time outdoors and enjoys her work with the Rainbows and Guides in the local town. 

This knowledge has been easily transferred into the running of the Rosetta Forest Fun sessions alongside


Hannah is going to take her studies further and has enrolled on the BA in childhood practice course.


What do you like most about your job? 

"I enjoy time with the children and getting to know them. It is nice to be part of a team and get to be involved in all aspects of the setting".


Rosie Thompson


Rosie joined the Rosetta team in spring 2022. Her role of taking care of all snack and lunch preparations as

well as cleaning of the room and resources throughout the day allows staff more on the floor time with the 

children. However, this does not stop Rosie getting involved with the fun activities in the setting and being 

a much loved member of the team by all the children. 

What do you like most about your job?

"I have enjoyed returning to work and being part of a good staff team. The children are great fun!" 

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