Forest Friends Nursery Team

Meet our team!


Nursery Manager/Director

Nursery Owner/Director. Jon bought Forest Friends in partnership with his wife Gemma, supporting her passion in shaping children’s futures.

Jon’s passions include creating bespoke furniture, coaching volleyball for children and adults and is chairman for Devises Volleyball club.

Jon manages the finances, I.T and maintenance of the nursery and supports the team to provide excellent standards of day care.


Nursery Manager/Director

After working in the adult care sector for 8 years Gemma found her natural vocation to be in early years. Gemma progressed through various roles to become manager and now owns Forest Friends Nursery in partnership with her husband Jon. Gemma is level 5 qualified in Leadership and Management, and has an array of childcare qualifications, with experience in working in Ofsted graded Good and Outstanding nurseries, enabling Gemma to share her knowledge and skills gained to provide high standards of childcare, Gemma is the setting’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENCO and is Paediatric First Aid trained.


Childcare Practitioner

Judy has worked for the setting for 13 years and holds a CACHE Level 3. Judy has two sons. Judy is Paediatric First aid trained and Fire Marshall trained.