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Figheldean Outdoor Nursery Team

Grace

Nursery manager Grace Figheldean

Emily

Nursery Practitioner Salisbury Emily Figheldean

Manager &
Designated Safeguarding Lead

I’m Grace, the Manager at Brambles Figheldean. I’ve worked in child care since my very first work placement at school when I was 15 and can’t imagine doing any other job! I have a BA (Hons) in Primary Practice and over the years I’ve worked with every age group from birth to 18 years.

 

As a child I moved around a lot as my dad served in the RAF and I’ve lived in five different countries and attended even more schools. This has lead to a love of travel and adventure.

 

I’ve got an extensive bucket list often adding things on as fast as I tick them off! Some of the experiences I’ve ticked off so far including climbing the O2 and Snowdon and this year I’m going white water rafting.

Senior Practitioner

(Foxes Family)

Hi, my name is Emily  and I have been working in Early years since I was 17. I have a degree in Early Childhood studies and my Early Years Professional status. I love working with children watching them explore new activities, grow and develop. I have worked in a variety of different settings who have used different approaches to learning.

 

In my spare time I enjoy going for walks out in the New Forest, baking lots of yummy goodies and I love to sew making various creations. I have recently learnt how to make children’s clothes. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to make my own wardrobe!!

Jo

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Senior Practitioner &
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

(Foxes Family)

Hi, my name is Jo and I have over 15 years experience working with children aged 0-5 years and I have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. I previously worked in a nursery for eight years before having the opportunity to work as a family support worker in a Children's Centre. During this role I gained extensive knowledge of safeguarding young children and families.

I have two children aged five and ten and we love being outdoors, especially finding big puddles to bike through or to jump in! I also love playing netball, walking our dog and generally seeking out adventures with my family!

Clare

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Practitioner and SENCo
(Foxes Family)

Hi my name is Clare, I have enjoyed many years working with children and young people in a variety of settings. I worked in residential children’s care homes for 12 years specialising in working alongside children who have speech, communication difficulties and Autism. I have lots of SEN qualifications, including Thrive and Makaton training. I have experience in residential schools, outdoor activity centres and in the Early Years setting in schools.

 

Outside of work I love to have adventures with my family, enjoying camping, walking our dog and riding our pony. I can also be found a few nights a week playing on a Netball court.

Clare

Childcare apprentice Clare near Tidworth

Vicky

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Apprentice
(Foxes Family)

Hi, My name is Clare and I am an apprentice here at Brambles Figheldean. 

For the last 20 years I have worked within Investment Banking in a number of different roles but more recently within senior management positions. I have two children and play, creating games and developing activities for them, I find hugely rewarding and FUN! I have known for a long time now that I wanted to work within education, in particular the Early Years. Watching children learn and seeing their personalities develop is what I love the most.

In my spare time I love spending time with my husband and children. Long walks, movie days, crafts and going out with friends are all things which keep me happy and relaxed.

Apprentice
(Foxes Family)

Hello, my name is Vicky and I'm an apprentice at Brambles Figheldean Outdoor Nursery.

I have been working in childcare for a year in another nursery and I joined Brambles beacuse I wanted to further my career in childcare. I am now working towards my Level 3 qualification.

I grew up in Coventry and recently moved to Amesbury. In m y spare timer I love to go on walks and dancing.

Bex

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Deputy Manager
(Owls Family)

Hi I'm Bex and I belong to the Brambles Owl family at the Brambles Figheldean setting.  My Brambles journey started in 2021 as a SEN Practitioner in Foxes, however, I was offered the role of Deputy Manager for their Owls Family and I jumped at the opportunity!

I have a genuine passion for for supporting children achieve the best start in life. I am currently working towards a BA (Hons) in Childhood and Youth Studies.

Away from Brambles I enjoy reading and spending time with my friends and family. I also love travelling and exploring different cultures of the world.

Hannah

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Emma

childcare practitioner near tidworthEmma Figheldean

Practitioner
(Owls Family)

Hi I'm Emma and I have been working in childcare for 14 years. I have a level 5 Foundation degree in childcare and I'm always keen to learn new things. I really enjoy  encouraging children to get up and get moving so you will always find me singing songs with lots of action and dances,  or re-acting out stories. Through the years I have learnt a lot in my career, especially Makaton. Makaton is great to teach children and adults, especially through songs and stories; ( when I lost my voice for a year Makaton really helped me to communicate and teach others).

 

In my spare time I love spending time with my family and 2 cats, going for walks, doing some arty creative displays in my window with my son and helping out being a hedgehog watch hero.

Emily

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Practitioner
(Owls Family)

I started my Brambles journey in January 2019 as part of the Owl Family here in Figheldean near Salisbury. I completed my level 3 in September 2020 and I can’t wait to continue helping and supporting all of our young people as they grow and develop at Brambles.

 

In my spare time I love going out for walks and bike rides with my three nephews as well as helping my mum or dad outside in their gardens planting flowers and vegetables.

Apprentice
(Owls Family)

Hi, my name is Hannah and I am an apprentice here at Brambles Outdoor Nursery Group in Figheldean.

I have completed my BETC in Childcare and Development and I enjoy looking after children, supporting them in their learning and development.

In my spare time I am a young leader for Rainbows and I enjoy going out into town with my friends and listening to music.

Beki

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Evie

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Deputy Manager
(Squirrels Family)

Hello I'm Evie and I am an apprentice here at Brambles Figheldean in Figheldean.

I have been working in childcare for the last two years and I genuinely enjoy it. I am currently working towards my Level 3 qualification.

In my spare time I enjoy looking after my two younger sisters and babysitting.

Practitioner
(Squirrels Family)

Hello, I'm Evie and I am a practitioner here at Brambles Outdoor Nursery in Figheldean.

I have been working in childcare for the last two years and i genuinely enjoy every minute of it! I am currently working towards my Level 3 qualification.

In my spare time I enjoy looking after my two younger sisters and babysitting for others.

Hi, I’m Beki and I started my Brambles adventure in 2019 as a Practitioner. In 2020 I became a Senior Practitioner and I have now progressed to the role of Deputy Manager alongside one of my lovely colleagues! I love that Brambles has given me such wonderful opportunities and I have gained so much experience from it. I have worked in childcare for eight years and in 2020 I started studying the Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner Level 5 and since then, I have learnt new skills that I have been able to take to my practice. I love watching the children grow and being part of their development is very rewarding.

In my spare time I enjoy walking in the countryside or visiting the beach especially when the sun is setting! I love going to the gym and spending time with family and friends. 

Jade

Nursery Salisbury apprentice Jade Figheldean

Apprentice
(Squirrels Family)

Hello I am Jade and I am an Apprentice at Brambles Figheldean.

I am currently working on my Level 3.  I love being outside and working with children.

 

I have two children of my own and two step daughters. I have always enjoyed working with children, in the past I have babysat for various families. I have a dog called Oscar and enjoy taking him for walks and to play fetch.I love spending time with my family most and I enjoy swimming and fun activities.

Penny

Nursery cleaner Penny Figheldean

Penny

Nursery cook Michelle Salisbury

Cleaner
 

Hello, I'm Penny and I'm the cleaner here at Brambles Figheldean. I I actually live just across the road from Brambles so my commute is extremely manageable! 

I have two lovely grandchildren who come to visit me often and in my spare time I like photography , needle felting, reading and music.

Cook
 

Hello I'm Michelle and I am the cook here at the Brambles Figheldean setting.

 

I have a genuine passion for nutritious cooking and I love baking. I love every aspect of my job; what better way to make someone happy through their tummy?!