• Alice
  • Preschool Manager
  • Level 6
  • Alice has worked at Pippins and Bramleys since September 2013 originally coming in at the deputy position, after completing her Early Childhood Studies Degree at Oxford Brookes University.

    Alice's family have lived in Gravenhurst for a number of generations on the family farm and Alice likes helping out on the farm over the summer holidays.

  • Leah
  • Behavior Management Officer
  • Level 3
  • Leah has worked at Pippins and Bramleys since September 2012. Before then she worked at a Montessori Nursery and was a childminder when her 3 teenage children were young.

    Leah enjoys spending time, and socializing, with her family and friends.

  • Lynne
  • Level 3 Early Years Practitioner
  • Level 3
  • Lynne has been working for us for the past 9 years and is now the longest serving member of staff at Pippins and Bramleys. She began her job when our Pre-School was run out of Campton Village Hall as a Play Assistant. About 2 years ago Lynne was appoint one of our Pippins and Bramleys Room Leaders meaning that she was now in charge of the everyday running of the Preschool and After School Club.

    Lynne has 3 children of her own and is a part time hairdresser.

  • Lisa
  • Level 2 Play Assistant
  • Level 2
  • Lisa has been working at Pippins and Bramleys for 4 years however she started off as a parent helper when her two daughters used to attend the Preschool.

    Lisa has a dog and enjoys swimming on her day off. You may also see her down the aisle in Morrisons on some evenings or at weekends in her other green uniform.

  • Jane
  • Level 3 Early Years Practitioner
  • Level 3
  • Jane has worked at the PreSchool for 5 years after being bank staff and parent help when her children attended the setting.

  • Denise
  • Level 3 Early Years Practitioner
  • Level 3
  • Denise has lived in Gravenhurst for 28 years. She was previously a hairdresser until she had her daughter who is now nearly 20.

    Denise has worked with children for the past 6 years and can often be seen walking her two dogs Mika and Bella in the Village

  • Kath
  • Level 3 Early Years Practitioner
  • Level 3
  • Kath has worked at preschool for 2 years,prior to that as bank staff and as a volunteer for the setting. For many years She has worked (and is still working) as a nanny in the village and the surrounding area.

    Her hobbies include going to the theatre , making cakes, reading, traveling.

  • Helen
  • Level 3 Early Years Practitioner - H&S Officer
  • Level 3
  • Helen has previously been a Police Officer for 10 years and a Head Chef!

  • Emma
  • Level 3 Early Years Practitioner - Setting SENDCO
  • Level 3
  • Emma has worked at Pippins for 5 years as a play assistant. She has also done some SEND 1:1 support work and before that she was a parent helper and was on the committee when our Pre-School existed as Campton Pre-School in the Village Hall, with all 3 of her children attending the setting.

    Emma enjoys photography and wildlife and has a particular interest in Special Educational Needs.

  • Helen
  • Level 5 Early Years Practitioner
  • Level 3
  • Helen started working with us to complete her Level 3 qualification as a Volunteer but has since became one of our Play assistants.


  • Rachael
  • Level 3 Early Years Practitioner
  • Level 3
  • Rachael is a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner, she enjoys dance, singing and takes part in amateur dramatic performances.

    She has been working in Childcare for 9 years in a variety of different Childcare environments.

  • Peter
  • Wrap Around Care Driver
  • Pete has been driving the Minibus for us throughout the week for over 3 years, collecting and dropping the Bramleys children at school and taking Pippins children for visits and on outings.

  • Shona
  • 1:1 Support Worker
  • Level 6
  • Shona has worked for many years in various Nurseries and Pre-School Settings. She was also a childminder when her 3 daughter were younger. 

  • Abi
  • Play Assistant
  • Working towards Level 3
  • Abi was secretary of the parents committee for 3 and a half years whilst her 2 daughters attended Pippins. Since her youngest left to go to big school, Abi started to work as a member of staff and is currently working towards her level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification. She also works one day a week as a teaching assistant at Gravenhurst Academy. Before she started working in chilcare she was a forensic laboratory technican and a archaeologist! In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog, attempting craft projects and reading.