At Chestnut Nursery School the Maples we strive for excellence in the approach to education, which influences the daily life within our nursery. Our vision is to develop a thriving community which recognises each child as a unique individual offering a safe, happy place where everyone is known and valued, and where differing needs are acknowledged accepted and met. Central to all our work we believe that children and families need to feel secure in their relationships with us. They need to feel emotionally attached and have opportunities to make secure attachments.

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Our Location

Find out where we are based


80A Gascoigne Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LQ

Contact Number

02087 248383

Email Address

[email protected]

Bus Routes

62, 173, 287, 386, 687

Nearest Station


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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World Health Day

Learning about healthy eating

The Maples
11th Apr 2022

The Maples' Open Day!

Inviting Chestnut families

The Maples
21st Mar 2022

World Book Day!

Dressing up as favourite characters

The Maples
3rd Mar 2022

Manager & Deputy Manager


Chanel Byfield

Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools The Maples

My name is Chanel Byfield and I qualified with a Level 3 Diploma in Children’s learning and Development. I have worked within childcare for the past 6 years, where I have successfully worked my way up from beginning as an apprentice studying level 2 childcare, to a room leader and onto a Deputy Manager and now Manager. Working with children has always been a passion of mine from a young age, as I feel for me there is nothing more rewarding than supporting a child to learn and develop skills, exploring their abilities as well as the environment around them, to see them achieve and support them into becoming confident, strong and independent children.


Nadia Virlan

Deputy Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools The Maples

My name is Nadia Virlan, I have successfully achieved a Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce. I have been working with Chestnut Nursery School The Maples since January 2021 as a room leader within the Toddler Room. Since March 2021, I have been a Deputy Manager for The Maples nursery which has been a great opportunity for me to develop and learn new skills. I have 3 years’ experience of working with children which has helped me to gain a substantial amount of knowledge to support their learning and development, to help them achieve the best possible outcomes and have access to all opportunities provided. I am very passionate about working within the Early Years sector and feel that this is an important attribute to maintain.