Who you’ll meet

The staff are all a bit shy, so the photos aren’t great, but here’s a little bit about the people who work here.

Deputy Head of Centre – Imogen Bailey

Before starting at Burwell House in April 2019, Imogen taught Geography, and many other subjects, in secondary schools. She is really excited about working at Burwell House as she loves learning outside the classroom. Imogen is also a Duke of Edinburgh assessor and has spent many days working and living in the forest in the south of England and on the West Coast of the USA.

Imogen’s enjoys being outside amongst the trees, connecting with nature, and sharing stories by the fire.

Imogen’s favourite Burwell activity is the Smuggler’s Ball Game and her favourite meal is the BBQ!

Tutor – Antonia (Toni) Johnson

Before coming to Burwell House in 2007 Toni worked at a Centre in woodland near London, and before that at a Centre by the sea on the Isle of Wight. Her favourite place to be is outdoors, where she loves to do activities such as walking and canoeing.

In the past she has been a competitive gymnast in Sports Acrobatics. Other jobs she has had include a job as a waitress, a bar maid and a gymnastics coach. She once delivered teeth to dentists!

Her favourite Burwell activity is The Great Eggscape and her favourite Burwell meal is Pasta Bolognaise.

Tutor – Edd Mitchell

Edd started at Burwell House in September 2011, and he’s been a youth worker in Cambridge since 2010. Before that he was at University in Sheffield studying Film.

Edd likes making a lot of noise playing the drums and his favourite place to be is in a muddy field at a music festival or at the Emirates Stadium watching the mighty Arsenal!

His favourite Burwell activity is (of course) the TV Studio and his favourite meal is the roast dinner!

Tutor – Jane Hutchison

Jane came to Burwell House in January 2017.  She is a qualified primary school teachers with lots of experience in Outdoor Education.  She also works as a Forest School leader at a school near Ely and loves sharing her passion for the outdoors with young people.

Her favourite place to be is in a forest, up a mountain or on a beach.  She loves spending time walking her dog, skiing and camping in beautiful places with family and friends.

Jane’s favourite Burwell activity is Burwell Fox, and her favourite meal is sausage and mash.

In the Office

In the office you will find our business support manager Amanda , though she does venture out into the open sometimes!  She will make sure your visit is organised properly.  Amanda loves spending time with the family and holidaying in Devon.

Gary is our Site Coordinator who makes sure the house and grounds are well looked after.  He loves his motorbike and his pet chickens.  Sophie does all sorts of bits and bobs – including keeping the office clean and tidy – you’ll see her all over the place.

In the Kitchens

Preparing your meals in the kitchen you will find our catering team.  Look out for our fantastic cooks Claire, Lena and Angie (their Yorkshire puddings rise and rise and rise) ably assisted by a masterful team – Tanya (pasta master), Julie (hostess with the mostest), and Gary (baker extraordinaire).


Making sure your rooms are ready are our domestic team.  Look out for Roseen, Louise and Sadie (make sure your rooms are tidy or they’ll have words).

In the gardens

Lots of sculptures are dotted around the garden, and along with the rich and varied wildlife that makes its home here, we like to think as all of them as part of the team.