The Yard is a safe environment where children and young people can experience play without feeling different. Diversity, creativity and an empathic approach to working with children and young people are what help make our staff team successful.

Darcie Hamilton

Play Team Leader

Aneta service manager playing guitar

Aneta Opolska

Edinburgh Service Manager

Alice in art room

Alice Brown

Playworker

Duncan playworker on net

Duncan Eberst

Playworker

Danielle play team leader in bamboo leaves

Danielle Campbell

Play Team Leader

Ivan senior playworker and safety officer climbing tyre wall

Ivan Harper

Senior Playworker

Safeguarding Lead Officer

Ronnie on rope bridge

Ronnie McQueen

Playworker and
Weekend Team Leader

Anna playworker sitting on large pot

Anna Maxwell

Playworker

playworker Max Alexander on tricycle

Max Alexander

Playworker

Sudha Gaur playworker and weekend team leader baking

Sudha Gaur

Playworker and
Weekend Team Leader

Helen Bonnar

Senior Playworker

Sophie Graham 

Playworker

We also have a number of dedicated sessional workers and volunteers who are fundamental to our service and success.