Our Directors are :
Jane Bain : Jane is service manager at CVN and is responsible for day to day operations. She has extensive knowledge and experience of early years and was instrumental in the transformation of Cambusbarron Playgroup into CVN. Jane believes in the benefits of being part of a strong community echoed in the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. Jane’s passion for child led play and learning, particularly in the natural environment underpins CVN practice. She holds a BA (Hons) in Childhood Practice as well as a BSc (Hons) in Computing Science and is a Level 8 qualified Forest Leader. Jane is an Accredited Professional with Learning through Landscapes supporting schools, early years and childcare settings improve their outdoor space and practice.
Suzanne Wynne-Griffith : Suzanne was previously Vice-Chair of Cambusbarron Playgroup and is one of CVN’s founding directors. Suzanne held a Senior Management role in an international corporate environment for 14 years with a strong focus on day to day operations, business development, finance and recruitment. Since her son joined playgroup back in 2017, Suzanne has become passionate about the impact that outdoor learning has on children’s health and wellbeing.
Lynda Simpson : Lynda joined Cambusbarron Playgroup in 2018 as a part-time office worker having previously worked as a GP receptionist. When the opportunity to join #TeamCVN arose she grabbed it, went through the relevant training, and is now a fully qualified Early Childhood Educator. Already qualified as a Forest Leader (Assistant Level 6), Lynda will shortly be starting the “upgrade” to Forest Leader (Leader Level 8). Lynda has lived in Cambusbarron her whole life and is mum to 3 children, one teenage girl and twin boys in primary school all of whom previously attended Cambusbarron Playgroup.
Laura Robertson : Laura has lived in Cambusbarron for 10 years and is mum to 2 girls both of whom have attended CVN. Laura’s background is in retail beginning as a sales assistant and working her way up to being a manager. She holds a BA (Hons) in Marketing. In her spare time Laura loves to walk, run, go to the gym and practice yoga. Laura wanted to be more involved in CVN because of the ethos and practices. She is particularly inspired by the focus on outdoor learning and helping the wider community.
Jennifer Haggerty : Jen has lived in Cambusbarron for 8 years and is mum to two young boys. She works in administration for a Civil Engineering company and enjoys spending time outdoors, walking the dogs in the woods and hillwalking when she can. Since her elder son attended CVN in 2019/20 she has had a keen interest in the nurseries ethos and practices, it’s focus on outdoor learning and the benefits that has for children, and the importance it places in helping and being involved in the local community. She enjoys joining in on woodland play sessions when she can and is looking forward to her younger son joining CVN when he is older.
Jennifer Robertson :Jennifer is the CEO of Glasgow Social Enterprise Network(GSEN), the largest Network of social enterprises in Scotland, and brings a wealth of third sector and social enterprise experience to the Board of Cambusbarron Village Nursery CIC. In her previous role working across the three Forth Valley Third Sector Interfaces (TSI’s), Jennifer delivered social enterprise development, training and support across the region. During her tenure in Forth Valley Jennifer worked with and supported many social enterprises of all sizes and stages of development to achieve their social and/or environmental aims and maintain sustainable businesses. Jennifer also oversaw the establishment of the Forth Valley Social Enterprise Network (FVSEN), the first regional social enterprise network in Scotland, and the development of local social enterprise strategies for both Stirling and Clackmannanshire. Previously a lecturer in Communication and Media Studies, Jennifer is a founding Director of BCMD CIC, and joined the Board of Directors of Cambusbarron Village Nursery CIC to support their expansion and the development of a new woodland play nursery and hub. With a passion and commitment to the development of the social enterprise sector in Scotland, Jennifer believes in the power of social enterprise to bring about innovative, real and lasting transformational change within communities, and the opportunities that provides to address the inequalities and poverty suffered by our most disadvantaged individuals and communities. Jennifer lives in Denny and enjoys spending her spare time with her twin grandkids, taking trips up to the Highlands whenever possible, and pursuing her passion and interest in ancient history.