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.
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.
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.
Admin Manager – 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 is now based at Lynton House assisting 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 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 with our in-house training academy.
Senior Early Years Educator – Faye
Faye started working at Lynton House in September 2015 after having her own son, who also attends Lynton House.
Faye is level 3 qualified and first aid trained. Faye works part time and supports our youngest nursery children.
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 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.
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 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 – 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 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.
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.
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 recently gained her degree from St Marys and has recently been promoted to the preschool room leader.
Deputy Room Leader – 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 – 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 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.
Early Years Apprentice – Izzy
Izzy has been working at the nursery since January 2018 . Izzy is in the process of completing her level 3 qualification with our in-house training academy.