TRACEY JIMMISON – Blue Room Supervisor / Deputy Head
I have always worked with children, training as a nanny when I left school and then working as a nanny for several years. When I had my own children I volunteered at their nursery and soon rediscovered my joy of working with young children and under went further training in early years. I have worked at a number of local nurseries in various positions from practitioner to room supervisor to nursery manager. When I applied to work at Hambledon in 2006 it was for a Blue Room practitioner and quickly escalated to Room Supervisor and then Deputy Head. I thoroughly enjoy my role and have the envious position of settling the children into the Blue Room and watching them mature and flourish as they progress into the Red Room and then onto school.
Hambledon is a very unique setting and having the opportunity to work with children in such a natural environment is a huge bonus. I enjoy all aspects of my job but my particular passion has to be our fabulous outdoor facilities.
STEPHANIE CAMPBELL – School Secretary
I did my first typing evening class at the age of eighteen as my mother said I could not go to drama school without a backup plan. I have certainly worked in many varied offices over the years (and picked up a few additional skills along the way) but my love of the theatre and singing endures.
Working at Hambledon is a very happy experience for me, Arriving ‘at the office’ every morning is a joy, just walking through the nursery garden lifts the spirits. I love the sound of young children playing. My children are now older but with four myself I am used to lots of noise and bustle all day …so I am happy to work with the door open and occasionally like to join in the singing!
KELLY SHAW – Red Room Afternoon Supervisor
Hambledon is a very special place, one I wish I had known about when my own son was nursery age. My journey in early years began here at Hambledon in September 2015 when I joined the team as an Early Years Practitioner. In September 2018, I took on the role of afternoon supervisor in the Red Room, and I completed my NCFE CACHE level 3 diploma for Early Years Workforce in March 2019.
I am passionate about my role within the nursery, providing children with nurturing experiences, teaching lifetime skills and making memories that they will always remember.
I am very proud to be part of such an amazing team and lucky to do a job that I love every day.