My name is Beverley and I opened Brambles preschool in 2011 with the help of a small committee. Rachel, a parent at the time came on board as our chairperson. The rest as they say is history!
I have worked with children for over 20 years and had many roles in various settings from cook to practitioner, NVQ assessor, Forest School Leader and finally Manager. Over the years I have gained many qualifications and valuable experience along the way.
I am passionate about the benefits of the great outdoors for children and adults and what could be better than providing amazing environments and experienced staff for children to learn from and thrive in.
More recently I have become interested in mental health and wellbeing, noticing the struggles both children and adults experience. I completed mental health first aid training, before last year qualifying as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist.
As well as 2 teenage daughter’s and husband of nearly 25 years, I love nothing more than spending time with Tilly our working cocker spaniel who has attended Brambles from 4 months old.
Owner and Safeguarding Coordinator
Hello! I’m Amy and I joined Brambles Outdoor Nursery Group as the Business Manager in July 2020. I am proud to be working at four such beautiful settings alongside fantastic staff members who make these nurseries inspirational and outstanding.
My role of Business Manager is quite diverse and that is what I enjoy most about it. No two days are the same and with four settings there are many strands to the role. I am responsible for ensuring the settings administration, finances and advertising are professionally managed from invoicing parents, ordering uniform, negotiating the best rates for utilities, staff contracts and monthly payroll. I work closely with the owners Rachel and Bev who passionately believe that children should receive the best possible facilities and care.
At home I am a wife, mummy, and fur parent. I have a gorgeous little boy Albert who attends Brambles Figheldean all year round as well as two beautiful Labradors Ivy and Lily.
My name is Rachel and I first joined Brambles in 2011 when we opened with the help of a team of volunteers. I started my Brambles journey as Chairperson and parent with my first son Harry.
As time went on, I developed an interest of my own in Early Years and completed my NVQ level 2 followed by my Early Years Teacher Qualification. Previously I have completed a degree in Outdoor Adventure Management and enjoyed Sailing and Kayaking. I have always had a passion for outdoor learning and the opportunities it can give children in life.
More recently I developed a strong passion for Special Needs and have started my Masters in Special Educational Needs and my role within the setting is not only co-owner but also Lead SENCo for all of our settings.
At home, we are a military family. I am married to Adam and have been for 16 years and mum to Harry (12) and Oliver (5) who were both fully fledged Bramblers. We enjoy nothing more than walking and exploring on Salisbury plain with our Labradors Willow and Hugo.
Owner and Special Educational Needs Coordinator
Brambles Management Team