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 in Epsom as manager. In May 2016 she was the manager when Lynton House gained its Ofsted ‘outstanding’ grade during its first inspection.
Jessica is qualified to level 5 and is the nursery’s 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.
Jessica recently became a mummy herself to her daughter in 2017.
Deputy Manager – 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.
Chloe is a real example to all our staff that you can dream big and achieve higher.
Chloe has gained a huge amount of knowledge stepping into the nursery manager position to cover maternity leave. She is well equipped to support children with SEND and is also responsible for safeguarding.
Administrator – Karen Skelley
Karen started at Lynton House in March 2016 as nursery administrator to support Jessica and Chloe in the running of the nursery.
Training Academy Support – Nicola Kingston
Nicola initially worked at Glaisdale Nursery, since having her own daughter, she has since gained an assessor qualification and supports all the apprentices in gaining their qualification.
Room Leader – Charlotte
Charlotte has recently gained her level 3 qualification from college, finishing top of her class.
Charlotte is loving working with our toddlers and finding out their likes and dislikes.
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 – Emma
This is Emma’s first childcare role since finishing college in June 2016.
Emma is level 3 qualified and is thriving in her role within the toddler room.
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 babies in the willow room and is looking forward to gaining her qualification.
Room Leader – Shannon
Shannon is level 4 qualified and started with us at the end of 2015.
Shannon had been working in our preschool room as deputy manager since 2016 and has now taken on the role of room leader in our mini-tods room.
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. She is currently on maternity leave after welcoming her second child, a daughter.
Early Years Educator – 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.
Early Years Assistant – Annalise
Annalise started at Lynton House in May 2015.
Annalise has recently moved to our mini-tods room to help support the children as they transition from the baby room.
Early Years Assistant – Milly
Milly has recently gained her level 2 childcare qualification through our in house training. She is currently studying for her level 3 qualification.
Milly also has her first aid qualification.
Early Years Apprentice – Eva
This is Eva’s first role working within a nursery envrionment.
Eva is currently studying her level 3 qualification through our training academy.
Room Leader – Lisa
Lisa is level 3 qualified and a mum herself to 3 boys and has been working for the company since 2012.
Lisa recently gained her assessor’s qualification and therefore is able to support our apprentices in their qualifications. She is 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 currently studying for her forest school qualification.
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 Educator – Georgia
Georgia recently started at Lynton House in June 2017 after finishing her level 3 childcare qualification at college.
Level 3 Apprentice – Sean
Sean is the newest member of our team and is just about to start his level 3 qualification through our in house training academy.
Level 3 Apprentice – Ilona
Ilona has recently started her level 3 qualification through our in house training academy.
Room Leader – Jessica
Jessica started with us at Lynton House is September 2015.
Jessica gained her degree from St Marys and is now running the preschool room leader.
Early Years Educator – James
James started at Lynton House in April 2017 after working out of the sector for the last year. James realised that he missed the buzz of working with children and has enjoyed getting back into children.
James holds an early childhood studies degree. He also assists weekly with our Forest School sessions.
Early Years Educator – Annabel
Annabel has been working at the nursery since January 2016 as a bank staff whilst gaining her level 3 qualification at college.
Once qualified Annabel jumped at the chance to come and work with us at Lynton House in our toddler room. She has recently moved rooms to work with our oldest children getting them school ready in our preschool room.
Early Years Educator – Izzy
Izzy has been working at the nursery since January 2018 . Izzy has recently qualified as a level 3 early years educator.