Our Team

Our staff are dedicated to giving your child the individual attention they need to aid their social, emotional and intellectual development. Most of our team are fully qualified childcare professionals with a passion for helping young children develop and grow. Most our staff are first aid and all staff members are child protection trained, giving you added peace of mind.

Michelle Dearman

Michelle Dearman


  • Diploma in Childcare
How long have you been at Treetops?
Since 1989 (25 years)

Why I started Treetops…
Treetops was established in 1989 when my own children were very young and required childcare. I wanted them to spend their days in an environment that was a home from home and this is what we strive to provide at
Treetops to this day. I have always aimed to ensure that each child at Treetops develops and grows as they learn and gain confidence in a safe, fun, caring environment where they are nurtured to their full potential. Each child is treated as an individual at Treetops, and we adapt and tailor activities to suit each child's needs, curiosities and enjoyment. My children have now grown up and I am enjoying being a Grandmother. I am looking forward to the next generation of my family joining the nursery this year!
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Sam Marshall – Keith

Sam Marshall – Keith

General Manager

  • ADCE
  • ICM First Line Management
  • DSL
How long have you been at Treetops?
Since 1998 (16 years)

Why I love Treetops…
I love watching the children grow and develop. Treetops is a fun place to work! It is a warm and friendly environment for the children and their staff.
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Jessica Davis

Cheltenham Manager

  • First Aid at Work
  • Working with Others training
  • Safeguarding Children & Adults in Gloucestershire
  • Diploma in Childcare and Education from conception to the 16 years.
  • Paediatric First aid
  • Food Hygiene Level 2
  • Safer Recruitment in Education
  • Recruitment, Interviewing & Induction Training
  • GSCB Inter-Agency Child Protection course

Why I love Treetops…
I believe Tree Tops is its own little community and there is such a lovely atmosphere between staff, parents and visitors that ensures a home from home environment. I believe that the whole of the Tree Tops team work so passionately to ensure a safe, fun and enabling environment for the children to learn, grow and develop together
Claire Ratcliff

Claire Ratcliffe

Gloucester Manager

  • Ba (hons) primary education
  • First aid trained
  • Safeguarding lead for the nursery
How long have you been at Treetops?
5 years

Why I love Treetops…
My passion derives from our creation of a homely, welcoming and family-like environment and atmosphere for all that visit the nursery- this is exactly what my team and I know we have created at Treetops Gloucester.
The children feel safe, secure and well stimulated in our environment and equally the staff feel a sense of achievement and belonging, they immerse themselves in teamwork because of this and therefore our success and reputation grows stronger and stronger."
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