Samantha Warburton

In 2021 I became the Training and Management Coordinator for Portland Nurseries after 10 years as the Manager at Oakwood House Nursery and Forest School. As part of the senior management team for the group I oversee, support and train staff and managers across all our sites.

I joined Portland Nurseries in 1992 and have held a number of leadership roles. In May 2010 I became the Nursery Manager at Oakwood House Nursery and Forest School. I have a wide range of knowledge and experiences in the early years sector and have been involved in the development of nation-wide training packs for the National Day Nurseries Association.

I am a very proud Mum to my 13 year old William old and love travelling, especially to Italy. I spent my childhood in Cumbria where I developed my love for the outdoors and I continually share my enthusiasm for outdoor learning by encouraging my staff team to explore the holistic development that happens outdoors, promoted through multi-sensory, hands-on experiences. I strive at all times for excellence and to continue to offer outstanding provision.


BA (Hons) Early Years Management

Early Years Teacher Status (Level 7)

Forest School Leader

Trainer Assessor

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