Busy Bees at Hove

Meet the Team

Emma Barrell - Centre Director

Emma Barrell

Centre Director

I'm a full time working mum with two boys, both are in local Primary aged schools.  Having worked in nurseries for over 23 years; 12 of them as Manager I believe that with the help of my fabulous team here at Hove I can offer your family reassurance and comfort in the care given here.  When you join us we want you to feel like we're extended family and care every bit about your little ones developmental journey. 

I adore working with children and enabling others to nurture and support the families that come through our setting.  My passion and enthusiasm encourages my team to do the best they can for all the children who attend here.  We are one big extended family.

I live locally by Hove Lawns and can often (when there isn't too much swell) be seen out on my kayaks with my husband.  We surf each year in Devon and love the outdoor life, but as you may have discovered yourselves, those activities aren't as common having two active young boys around.

I have an open door policy at nursery and love a chat, so if you have any queries or questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. 


Senior Staff

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Team Member Jessica


Assistant Centre Director

Team Member Tamzin


Room Leader

Team Member Sara



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