The Team

  • Alice
  • Preschool Manager
  • Early Years Teacher and 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.

    In August 2020 Alice was awarded Early Years Teacher Status after completing an additional year at University of Bedfordshire of Early Years Teacher Training. 

  • Emma
  • Senior Assistant
  • Level 3 Early Years Educator

  • Kath
  • Level 4 Advanced Educator
  • Kath is a happy and friendly member of staff ,
    who has worked at the preschool since January 2013, she has also worked in the area for the past
    18 years as a nanny .
    In her free time she enjoys reading, retail therapy, loves eating out with her family and friends .
    Kath has two giant rabbits and 3 cats to keep her busy at home.

  • Jane
  • Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Jane started working at Pippins in 2010. Jane has a level 3 NVQ in Childcare. 

    Jane enjoys walking her dog. 

  • Little Helen
  • Level 5 Early Years Educator
  • Little Helen popped in to ask about volunteering in 2014, found one her favourite places to be and never wants to leave. Believes that children are our future and their emotional wellbeing is vital to health  and learning. Strives to provide emotional positivity with mindfulness, yoga and a place to be calm, the cosy cubby. Loves being barefoot on the sand, singing in the car, crazy socks, silly dances and really wishes she had a dog to walk.

  • Melissa
  • Early Years Assistant
  • Level 3 Early Years Educator

  • Arianna
  • Apprentice
  • Arianna has started her Apprenticeship at Pippins and Bramleys in Sept 2022. 

    Previously Arianna was a After School Club helper. 


  • Somita
  • Committee Chair