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Mrs Angela Clift


Mrs Clift is the Proprietor of Little Forest Schools; she started her training as a young adult by studying childcare and working in small Nursery Schools in the local area. Mrs Clift went on to gain a BA (Hons) Degree in Social Work and a Post Graduate Certificate in Childcare at Brunel University. After working 8 years in Children & Family Social Services, Mrs Clift started her own family and followed her dream of opening a Nursery School. Little Forest School on the Green was established in 2006 followed by Nonsuch Park Forest School Nursery Lodge in 2013 and most recently Nonsuch Park Forest School London Lodge. Mrs Clift can often be seen in the park walking her dogs Denzel & Molly, she has a passion for outdoor learning and can often be seen at one of our settings cooking with the children on the open fire, sawing wood or building dens. 


Mrs Suzanne Walsh

Director of Operations Area Manager Nursery Lodge and London Lodge

Mrs Suzanne Walsh is our Operations Director and Area Manager, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and SENco. She holds a BA (Hons) in Early Years Education and Childcare and a Forest School Leader qualification. Mrs Walsh has over 25 years of experience in early years education having spent 12 years in a local primary school. Suzanne joined the Nonsuch Park Forest School team over 10 years ago starting as our Team Lead before taking on the responsibility of Nonsuch Park Forest School Manager 9 years ago.  Suzanne has an interest in Speech and Language development in young children and supports children with Special Educational Needs. Suzanne has recently implemented the Curiosity Approach, after a year of determination and hard team efforts, Nonsuch Park Forest School is now a fully accredited Curiosity Approach setting. Suzanne’s team success of achieving the nursery school ‘Outstanding’ in our most recent Ofsted inspection. Suzanne is now supporting the Department for Education (DfE) in the role of Area Lead for the Early Years Covid Recovery Program. This role supports other Nursery Schools in order to achieve higher standards of care and provision, sharing good practice.

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Mr Robert Fry

Director of Accounts

Robert Fry is our Nursery School Financial Director who is responsible for our nursery budgets, funding and invoices. Mr Fry is our first point of contact with any financial queries.

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Jo Ives

Director of Admissions and Administration


Jo started with Nonsuch Park Forest School in September 2023, managing the Admissions and Administration as well as being the first point of contact for parents and carers at Nursery Lodge.  With over 10 years’ experience as a PA, Administrator and Office Manager, Jo brings with her a wealth of knowledge within the Early Years sector. 

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Adelina Metuku

Deputy Manager

Adelina’s childcare journey began when she volunteered at her daughter’s school nursery, which led to undertake her Level 3 Childcare qualifications. Adelina is a passionate Early Years Educator who believes children have a right to a childhood full of nature, imagination, creativity, fun and friends. Adelina strives to empower children to make their own choices, explore their own interests and develop their ability to explore the world around them.
Adelina has over 16 years’ experience working as an Early Years Educator, the last 8 years working in Forest Schools. Adelina is excited to support the Rangers teams to deliver the best care and education for our young people.

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Christine Dalglish


Christine Dalglish is our Special Educational Needs (SEN) support Teacher who supports children from across the nursery school. Christine has over 22 years’ experience in primary school and has supported children with Special Educational Needs on a one-to-one level from 4 to 11 years. Christine has completed her High-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) qualification in 2006. This enabled Christine to teach whole classes from Reception to Year 6. Christine is trained in Emotional Literacy support Assistant (ELSA) and for six years provided emotional support for children and parents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Anxiety, Bereavement, Anger Management, Trauma, Change & Transition. Within her role, Christine also advised and supported the adults working with these children. Christine has years of experience in Speech and Language, Positive Touch and Autism.

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Emma Speed

Senior Lead


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Lucy Ashton

Senior Lead

Lucy started with us at Nonsuch Park Forest School in September 2023 and works within the Seeker’s and Explorer’s class at our London Lodge setting. Lucy started working in childcare at the age of 17 and has since gained knowledge and experience. Lucy is a qualified Level 3 Early years educator. 

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Millie Doherty

Millie joined Little Forest Schools as an Trainee Nursery Educator placement in 2019 from college since then, Millie has qualified as a level 3 Early Years Educator in July 2022. Millie is continuing with her Early Years studies and is currently undertaking her Foundation Degree. Millie is passionate about working with children and helping them to learn, develop and thrive within both the indoor and outdoor environment. Millie can always be seen down on the children’s level getting stuck in with the endless messy sensory learning activities we provide at Forest School.

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Lily Griffiths

Miss Lily Griffiths is our Apprentice Nursery Educator who is currently supporting our Rangers children. Lily has previously studied Child Psychology and has work experiences with children, she is hoping to further her childcare experience to become a Child Psychologist in the future. Lily has a passion for outdoor learning and is looking forward to the many outdoor experiences Nonsuch Park Forest School has to offer.

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Chloe Del Rio

Chloe is a qualified level 3 Childcare Educator who started her Childcare studies with us as an apprentice. Chloe is currently supporting our Rangers children. Chloe fully embraces all aspects of our Forest School ethos and is often seen climbing, balancing on the fallen trees whilst exploring minibeasts and puddles. Chloe is extremely popular with all the children, she is continually thinking of creative Forest School ideas to enhance the children’s learning and development and will use an array of natural treasures with the children to make a range of wonderful creations.

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Chloe Crane

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Amber Botting

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Liubov Khonii

I joined Nonsuch Park Forest School in June 2022. After I graduated, I worked in both nursery and primary schools. I have tutored as an English language teacher. Since my 2 children attended Forest School, I have gained a valuable insight into understanding how wonderful and exciting outdoor exploring and learning is. I am so grateful to be part of such wonderful team and experiencing amazing approaches and curious adventures. I am very keen to share my experience and would like to further my Forest School knowledge and undertake the Forest Training course.

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Samantha Johnston

Sam joined Nonsuch Park Forest School only recently in September 2022 and is currently assisting with our Little Explorers group. Since having two small children of her own Sam has enjoyed exploring Nonsuch Park and is very keen to share her experiences as a mother. Sam is keen to contribute her love of nature and surroundings with all the children in the nursery school. She has previously studied counselling and is hoping to embark on a children’s counselling course in the near future.

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Maria Hemsworth

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Lavinia Burch

Lavinia joined Nonsuch Park Forest School in 2016 and has many years of experience working with children in both nursery and primary school settings. Lavinia loves working closely with young children and is passionate about helping them to develop in a fun, creative, engaging, and happy environment. Lavinia loves mountain hiking, cycling, and exploring the natural environment. Lavinia brings her passion of the outdoors helping children to explore their natural world around them whilst at Forest School.