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.
Manager & Deputy Manager
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.
Deputy Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools Ray Lodge
I have completed a CACHE level 5 diploma for the Early Years Practitioner. I have been working within childcare settings for 9 years and have been with Chestnut Nursery School for over 4 years now. Within this time with Chestnuts, I have been able to thrive within my career and achieve different roles starting from nursery practitioner, room leader/third in charge and now Deputy Manager. I have always been passionate about working with children as I enjoy supporting with children’s learning and development. I also help provide a safe and stimulating environment in which children are able to gain new, fun experiences and a variety of different learning opportunities.