Mhairi Helme

Chair of Trustees

I didn’t, perhaps, realise just quite how much work would be involved in settling up the centre but we have made it after 3 years of very hard work! My children are 3 and 5, I am a veterinary surgeon and will be seen teaching children about animal anatomy and husbandry and bandaging in the role play vets from time to time. I am passionate about giving all children special experiences, showing everyone kindness and also excellence of service. I write children’s books, fell run and rock climb and can be seen biking my two children up and down the hill to school and nursery most days.

Veronica Broyd


I worked for many years as a Teacher and then Head at Brantfield Nursery in Kendal, where we focused on providing high-quality learning experiences both outside and in. I am now excited by this opportunity to continue working with children and families through the Outside-In Kendal project.