NURSERY LODGE SENIOR MANAGEMENT
Mrs Angela Clift
Mrs Clift started her training 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 Services, Mrs Clift started her own family and followed her dream of opening her own Nursery School.
Mrs Suzanne Walsh
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.
Mr Robert Fry
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.
Director of Admissions and Administration
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.
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.
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. Lucy has four children as well as her beautiful granddaughter.