Brambles Outdoor Nursery
Owner and Special Needs Co-ordinator
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 Safeguarding Co-Ordinator
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!
I joined the Brambles team in March 2014 and have been at Figheldean ever since. Moving through as deputy manager, manager and now senior manager.
I have had many years of experience in Early Years in a variety of settings and gained my BA Hons in Primary Practice at Winchester University while being a practitioner.
I am passionate about treating people as individuals meeting the needs of our families and my wonderful team at Figheldean as well as the wider Brambles family in my new role.
The children are the heart of what we do here at Brambles.
During my childhood we were a military family living in many countries but now my family and I have put down roots in Wiltshire.
At home my boyfriend and I live in the heart of Amesbury and are hoping to adopt a dog soon!
HR and Business Co-Ordinator
I joined the Brambles team in April 2021 as Business Manager. Prior to that I worked in London for a variety of different companies. I started my career in events working for one of the country's premier private event companies I then worked for a concierge company before moving to becoming a Private and Executive Assistant. I have worked for a mixture of private individuals and luxury brands and have over 12 years experience in HR, business administration, project management, event planning, travel planning, logistics and recruitment.
I grew up on a farm in Suffolk and love the outdoors. My husband and I married in 2019, we are a military family living in Bulford. We have a son, Rupert who was born in August 2020 and mini dachshund, Della.
I joined the Brambles Team in May 2021 as the Finance and Billing Administrator. I have had a varied career with many different experiences - I was an Officer in the Royal Artillery for 7 years, a chef, a wedding and events planner, the PR and fundraising coordinator for a military charity and following a move to the USA, I volunteered in schools, hospitals and prisons for an organisation called Pets as Therapy.
We're a military family and our frequent moves have enabled me to take advantage of numerous opportunities both personally and professionally. I have spent the last few years looking after our two sons - the youngest has been a Brambler for the past 2 years and can usually be found in the mud kitchen!
Hi, I'm Anna and I joined Brambles in 2022 as Marketing Co-Ordinator. I have worked for the majority of my career in the water industry but in more recent years I have leaned more towards my passion for photography and digital creativity, which I use in my role here at Brambles Outdoor Nursery.
I feel so lucky to be able to have this role at Brambles which allows me to blend my passion of nature and creating beautiful digital aesthetics with my creativity and love of outdoor learning.
I have a young son and you can normally find us in the forest bug hunting, den building or trying to catch falling leaves!