On leaving school I started college where I gained my cheffing experience. I then went on to travel and spent much time cooking in hotels abroad. Next, I worked as head chef at the local golf club and pubs which I loved. I went on to open my own catering business where I ran a Victorian tea shop and outside catering company. This was a huge dream of mine and I loved every second. I sold the business when I met my now husband and we went on to have a family. I spent 14 years at Bath Spa as deputy catering manager where I gained huge experience in the financial running of a business and really enjoyed this.

I joined Free Rangers in 2017 and I’m really enjoying being back cooking. Since I’ve been at Free Rangers, we have received the food for life award. I am extremely proud of this achievement as we are the only nursery in Somerset to have this. Also, I am a sugar smart ambassador and attained 5 stars in our latest environment health inspection.

Our Story

Welton Manor Farm has been in our family for three generations. Our Grandad, George Knowles used to farm the land...


The Site

Surrounded by rolling countryside Free Rangers is located on a former working farm site and has exclusive access to 20 acres.


Forest School

Forest School is a key approach to learning which underpins the Free Rangers ethos and lies at the heart of what we do.