Meet the team

Emma Marsh - Owner/ManagerEmma Marsh

Owner / Manager / Child Protection Officer/Equal Opportunities Officer

Emma designed and opened the nursery in 2003. Before that she worked as a manager at a local nursery and pre-school and has set up after school and holiday clubs. She has worked in Early Years for 27 years.

She lives opposite the nursery with her husband Paul who runs the family farm the nursery is situated on, with their three childrenĀ  George, Molly May and Harry who all attended the Strawberry Patch before starting school.

Emma holds a BA Hons in early childhood studies and a level 5 Management qualification, alongside various qualifications in childcare and management.

Rachel

Operations Manager

Rachel is our Operations Manager here at the Strawberry Patch and joined us from a background in corporate management, finance and human resources.

She lives with her family in Sheringham and is based in the office here four days a week ensuring the smooth running of the nursery on a day to day basis,

In her spare time she enjoys walking with her family, baking and exploring the Norfolk countryside.

Louise Deputy Nursery ManagerLouise

Deputy Nursery Manager

Louise has been with us for a couple of years and has many years experience within the early years sector, joining us from running an early years setting.

She has a level 4 in early years practice and is our Safeguarding Lead, SENcO and Equality co-ordinator.

In her spare time she enjoys walking her two dogs and helping out in her local community.

 

Natalie Baby Room LeaderNatalie

Baby Room Leader

Natalie has been with us since 2015 and has worked particularly in the baby room for the last few years.

She has her level 3 early years qualification and is always keen to undertake professional courses to extend her skills and knowledge.

In her spare time she enjoys taking part in zumba sessions and spending time with her partner.

 

Sophie Transition Room leaderSophie

Transition Room Leader

Sophie has recently joined us as Transition Room Leader coming from another early years setting and bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Sophie has her BA Hons degree in Childhood Studies as well as having completed a number of in house training courses.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her young daughter and catching up with family and friends.

Allana Main Room Room LeaderAllana

Main Room Leader

Allana has been with us here at the Strawberry Patch for a few years now and has worked her way up to position of room leader taking great pride in creating brilliant activities for the children.

She holds a level 3 early years qualification and has completed a number of in house training course.

In her spare time she enjoys watching netflix and spending time with her kitten, Pumpkin.

Megan Pre-School Room leaderMegan

Pre-School Room Leader

Megan has been with us since 2017 and has embraced her role as room leader in the Pre-School room.

She has her BA Hons degree in Childhood Studies along with being SENcO trained.

In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, catching up with friends and family and is looking to venture on to the property ladder.

Carole

Nursery Cook.

Carole is our fantastic nursery cook who uses all local ingredients including home grown vegetables from our garden to make lovely meals for our Strawberry Patch children.

Carole lives with her husband and has a grown up son, in her spare time she enjoys bird watching on the North Norfolk Coast.