Introducing the Lynton Team
Nursery Directors – Emma Ward & Gary Ward
Emma and Gary originally set up Chiltern Nursery in Sutton in 2002 as they were unable to find a nursery that they liked for their own son. Fast forward a few years later they are now the directors of three nurseries.
Emma and Gary are very hands on, and spend time at all the settings during the week.
Nursery Manager – Jessica Baker
Jessica has been working for Chiltern Nurseries Ltd since May 2010 where she started at our Cheam nursery Glaisdale room leading the busy toddler room. In the October 2010 Jessica was promoted to manager of our Sutton nursery Chiltern, and was the manager during its 2014 Ofsted inspection where Chiltern gained its ‘outstanding’ grade.
In April 2015 Jessica transferred to our brand new nursery, Lynton House is Epsom as manager.
Jessica is qualified to level 5 and is the nurseries designated safeguarding lead for child protection, as well as the special educational needs and disabilities coordinator. She is first aid trained and has a food hygiene certificate.
Deputy Manager & Forest School Leader – Chloe Baxter
Chloe has been working with the company since 2008. She started at the nursery as a work placement student, working her way up to now deputy manager and Forest School leader.
Chloe is a real example to all our staff that you can dream big and achieve higher.
Admin Manager – Karen Skelley
Karen recently started at Lynton House is March 2016 as the admin manager to support Jessica, Nicola and Chloe in the running of the nursery.
Room Leader – Lisa.
Lisa is level 3 qualified and a mum herself to 3 boys. Lisa has been working for the company since 2012.
Lisa is currently training to become the nurseries in-house assessor for our apprentices. She is first aid trained and has a food hygiene certificate.
Senior Early Years Educator – Faye
Faye started working at Lynton House in September 2015 after having her own son.
Faye is level 3 qualified and first aid trained. Faye works part time and supports our youngest nursery children.
Early Years Apprentice – Alice
This is Alice’s first nursery role since finishing school in 2016 and is looking forward to learning with our youngest members of the nursery. She is currently studying her level 3 childcare qualification with our in-house academy.
Room Leader – Emma
Emma has been working with the company since the beginning of 2015. This is Emma ‘s first senior role within childcare, she is level 3 qualified and has recently gained her first aid certificate. Emma is currently studying her early years and childcare degree.
Early Years Educator – Sophia
Sophia started with us in October 2015. Sophia is level 3 qualified and has her first aid qualification.
Early Years Educator- Kirsten
This is Kirsten first role working with children and she has found a career! Kirsten has recently just finished studying her level 3 qualification through our in-house trainer.
Early Years Assistant – Milly
Milly has recently gained her level 2 childcare qualification through our in house training. Milly also has her first aid qualification.
Early Years Apprentice – Georgie
This is Georgie’s first role within a nursery after her GCSE’s. She is thoroughly enjoying her time with our mini-toddlers in the maple room and is looking forward to starting her qualification with our in-house training academy.
Room Leader – Loretta
Loretta started with us at Lynton House on our very first day of opening in April 2015.
Loretta is level 3 qualified, first aid trained and has a food hygiene certificate.
Deputy Room Leader – Lorna
Lorna started at Lynton House in July 2016 having been at her previous nursery for many years. Lorna is level 3 qualified and is starting the forest school qualification in March 2017.
Early Years Educator – Emma
This is Emma’s first childcare role since finishing college in June 2016. She is level 3 qualified and is thriving in her role within the toddler room.
Early Years Educator – Sam
This is Sam’s first role within a nursery and she couldn’t have found a more perfect role! Sam has recently finished studying her level 3 qualification through our in house trainer.
Early Years Assistant – Annalise
Annalise started at Lynton House in May 2015. Annalise has recently moved to our toddler room to help support the children as they transition from the baby room.
Room Leader – Jessica
Jessica started with us at Lynton House is September 2015.
Jessica recently gained her degree from St Marys and has recently been promoted to the preschool room leader.
Senior Early Years Educator – Shannon
Shannon is level 4 qualified and started with us at the end of 2015. This is Shannon’s first nursery role and she is loving working with our older children in the preschool room.
Early Years Educator – Joy
Joy started with us in May 2016 in the toddler room. After a recent in-house promotion Joy transferred to her favourite age group the pre-schoolers.
Early Years Assistant – Jack
Jack is our newest member of staff having started in November 2016. Jack recently worked at another nursery where he studied his level 2 childcare qualification whilst working as an apprentice.