Bramble Infant School & Nursery

Bramble Infant School & Nursery

Growing, Caring, Learning

Bramble Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0DT ,

023 9282 8604



Our Blackberry Room is a mixed aged group. The staff work on a ratio of 1:4 with our 2 year old children and 1:8 with the 3 year olds. It's a busy room with lots of fun going on each day.


Tanya is the Room Supervisor in Blackberry Room. Tanya has been part of the Bramble team since 2005 but has been in childcare for over 20 years and is Level 4 qualified.

Tanya has worked extensively with the under 3's and has a wealth of knowledge of this age group which she gladly shares with parents as well as staff.

Lara is a senior practitioner. She has been with us since January 2017. 

She is Level 3 qualified and is currently studying for her SENCO accreditation which will strengthen the Blackberry teams knowledge and understanding of Special Educational Needs.

Tamsin qualified as a Level 3 practitioner in 2014 and she joined the Bramble team shortly after this. She has worked her way up to senior practitioner.

Prior to her maternity leave Tamsin worked mainly in our Primrose room but has returned on a part time basis, Wednesday to Friday, in Blackberry where she is really enjoying the challenge. 

Sharon started with us in January 2020 so had an unusual first couple of years with the global pandemic. But she has worked in childcare since 2007.

She holds a level 3 qualification in childcare. She is a really keen learner and is always researching new approaches to teaching and learning in the Early Years which she shares with the team and the children really benefit from.

Rebecca began her career in childcare 16 years ago when she gained her level 3 qualification. She joined the Bramble team in August 2015 as a nursery assistant.

She has really blossomed and has become a very trusted member of the team. Rebecca has worked mainly with the 2-4 year old age range.

Marianna is one of the newest members to the Bramble team having started in June 2021 but has worked in childcare for over 20 years.

She has previously managed a setting and has a lot of experience and extra childcare qualifications including children's yoga. 

Kirsty is our newest member of the Blackberry team having only started with us in September 2021. She works part time Monday to Wednesday.

Sydney started as one of our lunchtime assistants back in 2016. She has achieved her Level 2 childcare qualification with us and is now a nursery assistant.

Shortly she will be undertaking her Level 3 training which we are all really pleased about.

Sydney is a firm favourite with the children in Blackberry Room.

We have a lovely large space for our children to explore and developing the characteristics of effective learning.

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