Chestnut Nursery Schools Ray Lodge is a great nursery nestled away in a quiet area of Woodford Green. We have a number of childcare rooms that accommodate several different age groups, including a dedicated space for babies. We have a large outdoor area offering children the chance to experience nature, and explore our forest school ethos. We have a large number of staff members, all highly qualified and enthusiastic about caring for wonderful children.

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Chestnut Sponsors Winter Wonderland!

Chestnut Nursery Schools is sponsoring the Redbridge Winter Wonderland on the 15th and 16th December! This will be a fantastic event with Christmas stalls, food, crafts, and of course, the chance to meet Santa! All proceeds will be going to ELAP (Every Life Has A Purpose), the Mayor of Redbridge’s Charity of the year. For more information please check out the poster image below!

Our Location

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91 Ray Lodge Road, Woodford Green, IG8 7PG

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Bus Routes

275, 549, W14

Nearest Station

Woodford Green

Opening Times

Find out when our nursery opens and closes

Monday 08:00-18:00
Tuesday 08:00-18:00
Wednesday 08:00-18:00
Thursday 08:00-18:00
Friday 08:00-18:00

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Manager & Deputy Manager


Lucy Friddin

Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools Ray Lodge

I have been working within childcare for most of my life, I have done voluntary work within my local community as well as in India for a few weeks. I have a CACHE level 3 and I have completed my Early Childhood Studies Degree, this is when I built upon my career as an early years practitioner. When Chestnut took over the nursery in 2015 I was a room leader, they were able to change the environment to a happier and more welcoming place to be. I really felt that it was just what the nursery needed, Chestnut where able to see the full potential within the nursery as well as the staff. Shortly after I was promoted to a deputy manager and now I have been a manager for just over a year. I love working here at Chestnut Nursery Ray Lodge, we have a diverse, happy, healthy and safe environment. I love working with children as I feel that I make a change to the children’s lives, by providing stimulating learning opportunities for them so they can fulfill their potential.


Elizabeth Olum

Deputy Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools Ray Lodge

I started my childcare career in 2010 as a student and after working hard, I am now the Deputy Manager for Chestnut Nursery Schools Ray Lodge. The nursery provides a safe, caring and stimulating environment for the children and I am happy to be a part of the team. I enjoy working in early years because it is an important part of a child’s life, and being able to help them develop a strong foundation and achieve their full potential is one of the great things about my job.

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