Key Nursery Staff

The Secret Garden Children's Day Nursery has a large number of full time staff all qualified and registered to the appropriate level of Ofsted qualification or equivalent. They are all CRB Police checked as required by law and for your child's protection.  Below is a summary of some of the key staff at the nursery and we hope you will pop in when you are in Gloucester and meet the team and inspect our nursery.


19+ years childcare experience - Nursery Manager Tuffley

Amy Stevens - Manager Tuffley

NNEB Diploma in childcare learning & development. Paediatric first aid

I qualified in 2001 with a Diploma in Nursery Nursing also known as the NNEB. I have been working in Early Years for 19 years, within this time I have worked in varied settings from Early Years Practitioner to Manager.

I have worked at The Secret Garden since it opened in 2014. I have had the pleasure of being involved in the opening for all three of our sites, but now I currently reside at the Tuffley site as Manager.

I will ensure each parent feels confident they are leaving their child in a home from home environment, where their child will be safely nurtured.

The secret garden offers a loving family atmosphere and we are dedicated to helping each child grow as an individual.


I and my wonderful team look forward to meeting you. 


Emma - Manager Eastgate

Emma Pearse - Manager Eastgate


Early Years Professional Status

Ba [Hons] Integrated working with Children and Families

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management

Paediatric First Aid


I have 13 years of childcare experience, with the last 10 years being within a managerial role. I began my childcare journey in 2007 as an Early Years Practitioner working my way up gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience from a variety of settings. I am passionate about working with children and love seeing the difference that we can make in supporting children within their learning and development. I lead our nursery to a standard that I am happy to leave my own child, providing a home from home environment for children to feel safe and secure. We offer a wide variety of activities and experiences for children to explore and have fun learning through play.

Myself and the Eastgate team look forward to welcoming you to our nursery. 

I have been delighted with the care and attention Amy has given my daughter at her previous day care role.   This was my first experience of leaving my child and I was a little nervous about what to expect.

The reassurance I received was great.  I will really be able to get on with my work without any stress and my daughter loves the thought of going in to see the team .