Tel. 01428 683251

During opening hours

Chiddingfold Village Nursery

  07957 097049


Mon & Tues. 8am - 2.45pm

Wed. 8am - 12.45 pm

   Thurs & Fri. 8am - 2.45pm


The Nursery Team

At Chiddingfold Nursery we strive to ensure the child to staff ratio is always above the requirements set by the EYFS (2017) Welfare Requirements.  


There are 3 members of permanent staff employed by the nursery. We are a well established team, working, learning and growing together over many years.  In addition, we have a select bank of staff who are fully DBS checked and who regularly help out at the nursery.


As well as gaining qualifications in early years care and education, the team participate in further training to keep them up-to-date with the changes in the early years sector. We have all recently undertaken Early Years First Aid training with St. John Ambulance and a course on safeguarding children.

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Debbie Wallbank. Early Years Professional 

Nursery Manager

Health and Safety Officer, Behaviour Management Officer, Data Protection Officer

Play and Learn Leader for Surestart

t. 01428 684292  m. 07870 867155   e.


I have worked at the nursery since 1999. My first role was as Secretary for the Parent Committee and I then became Chairman for the next 3 years. In 2001, I started helping out as Bank Staff and by 2005 had completed a Cache level 3 qualification and progressed to Manager.  I have succesfully gained a Degree and achieved Eary Years Professional Status which means I am a specialist in working with children from birth to five.  I am a Mum to seven children and am "Grammy" to three gorgeous grandchildren! It's exciting to work with young children at this crucial stage of their development and I am passionate about providing a learning environment where children thrive.  With concerns surrounding children's mental health our approach focuses on well-being first and foremost.  It's simply the best job in the world!


Qualifications: BA(HONS) 1st Class: Early Childhood Studies (2011), Early Years Professional Status (2013), Paediatric First Aid, Makaton Level 4



Nicki Masella

Early Years Educator

Healthy Eating Co-ordinator



Having moved to the village in 2012 I chose the nursery for my youngest son Albie.  Whilst he was attending nursery I had the opportunity to become a member of Bank Staff.  I thoroughly enjoyed this role and was delighted to be offered a full time position.  In December 2017 I completed my Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning and Development.


I value the importance of my role ensuring the children have a happy, safe and fun experience during their Early Years.  It is wonderful to then see them thriving at school in the future.


Qualifications. Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning and Development. Paediatric First Aid.


Leigh Mitchell

Deputy Manager




I have lived in Chiddingfold nearly all of my life and cannot think of a better place to raise a family in.  I am a mother to three children, all of whom attended the nursery, and I am now also a grandmother.  When my youngest child started nursery in 2006 I joined the committee where I then became a member of the bank staff.  I was then offered a permanent full time position on the nursery staff team where I achieved an NVQ Level 2 for Child Care and then later on achieving an NVQ Level 3 for Child Care becoming an Early Years Practitioner.  I am also the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO) and the Deputy Designated  Safeguarding Lead.  My job is rewarding on so many levels, working with the children and their parents/carers to support them with their emotional and social development and providing a safe, secure and happy environment.


Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 for Child Care, Learning and Development. Paediatric First Aid.


The daily experience of children in early years settings and the overall quality of the provision, depends on all practitioners having appropriate qualifications, training, skills and knowledge, and a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

Chiddingfold Village Nursery School,

The Village Hall, Coxcombe Lane, Chiddingfold, Surrey, GU8 4QA

01428 683251

Registered Charity Number 1029419

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