Meet the team

Management 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 – Sherrill Tobin

Sherrill has been working for the company since December 2009 when she started as room leader of the buttercup babies. She soon showed her determination and progressed through management to now be the nursery manager.

Sherrill holds a level 5 management qualification as well as her assessors award through our in-house training academy.

Office Manager – Dawn Thomas

Dawn began working for the company in 2014 supporting Emma, Gary and Sherrill with the running of the office and front reception desk. Dawn came to the nursery with a background in school office work and is now responsible for managing the running of the nursery from the front line.

Training Academy Support – Nicola Kingston

Nicola joined the nursery team as an unqualified apprentice in 2012, working her way through the ranks to deputy manager of our Epsom nursery Lynton House in 2015.

After having her daughter in 2016 Nicola has re-joined the team but in a different role. Nicola now helps to support all our apprentices and staff members who are currently taking on a qualification through our in house training academy, whilst at the same time studying for her own assessors qualification.

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