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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91 Ray Lodge Road, Woodford Green, IG8 7PG

Contact Number

02085 592393

Email Address

[email protected]

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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Ray Lodge's New Resources!

Indoor and outdoor fun!

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Friday 20th July 2018

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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.


Chanel Byfield

Deputy Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools Ray Lodge

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 now to a Deputy Manager which I have been for the past 4 years. 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 becoming confident, strong and independent children.