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

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


Becky Louttit


Sudha Gaur playworker and weekend team leader baking

Sudha Gaur

Playworker and
Weekend Team Leader

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