Meet the team

Emma MarshEmma 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 set up an after school and holiday club.

She lives opposite the nursery with her husband Paul, son George and daughter Molly May. George attends the Nursery.

Emma holds recognised qualifications in childcare and management, and is studying for her Early Years foundation degree and a level 5 management course.


Deputy Manager

Hi. I’m Debz. I’m the deputy manager at the Strawberry Patch. I have a degree in childcare and am always happy to help.

I live with my partner and have a one year old little boy called Noah who comes to the nursery with me. I also have two dogs and two rabbits who also live with us.

In my spare time, I am quite creative and enjoy making things on my sewing machine and of course getting messy with the paint with my son.


Baby room Early Years Practitioner

Sal has been with us since 2004. Sal is a full time member of staff. Mother of four and grandmother of four. Her daughter Emily works alongside her in the baby room. She enjoys walking going to the theatre and out for meals with her partner and family.
Sal has her recognised level 3 childcare qualification.



Baby Room Leader
Emily has been at the nursery since 2003. She has two lovely children Jake aged 5yrs and Evie aged 2yrs. She enjoys being with her children, going for walks on the beach and shopping for clothes not groceries! Emily has a recognised level three qualification in childcare.



Baby room Early Years Practitioner

Kelly is a full time member of staff and is undergoing her foundation degree whilst working at the setting.
Kelly enjoys spending time with her young niece Molly, socialising with family and friends, shopping and playing football.
Kelly is qualified to a level 4 NVQ.

Rosie A

Rosie ABaby Room Nursery Assistant
Rosie lives with her husband Trevor, has 2 children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys walking, cycling, eating out and dancing.


EllenMain room leader / Forest school assistant.
Ellen has been working at the nursery for the last four years and has a recognised level 3 qualification in childcare. Ellen is a full time member of staff. She has recently got married to her partner of 7 yrs, she enjoys horse riding, walking in the countryside, animals and family life.

On Maternity leave, and will be returning in October with her daughter Amelia.


RebeccaEarly years practitioner.
Rebecca has a level 3 qualification and has just completed her course and is now working for us full time.



Nursery Assistant.



Jayne is our fantastic cook who uses all local ingredients including home grown vegetables from our garden.
Jayne has 2 children and 1 grandson who are all involved in Strawberry patch life.