Description

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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Our Location

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Address

91 Ray Lodge Road, Woodford Green, IG8 7PG

Contact Number

02085592393

Email Address

raylodge@chestnut-nursery.co.uk

Bus Routes

275, 549, W14

Nearest Station

Woodford Green

Opening Times

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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

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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.


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Sian Maddison

Deputy Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools Ray Lodge

I have always known that I wanted to work, care and look after young children. I trained for my NNEB - Diploma in 1995 and when qualified I began working in private local daycare nurseries. I first started working for Chestnut Nursery School in 2002, supporting the owners David and Steven with opening the very first Chestnut Nursery School. I left in December 2003 to pursue a management role at a different setting. In 2005 I joined the London Borough of Redbridge and over the next 5 years worked across 3 of the borough's childcare settings. In 2010 I joined the Local Authority nursery at Ray Lodge as Deputy Manager. In April 2015 Chestnut Nursery Schools came back into my life when the company took over the running of the Ray Lodge setting. I was welcomed back into the now much larger and thriving Chestnut family and my transition was very smooth and happy. I am now a full time, term-time working mother to 7 year old twin daughters called Evie & Ruby and am very happy with my work/life balance.

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