Our Staff

Meet the Team

Mahila Samarbakhsh


Mahila has always wanted to open her own nursery, ever since her own children attended one several years ago. She trained to be able to achieve her ambition, and in 2005 Lexden Lodge was opened to the public. She is hands-on at every opportunity, and is very passionate about her role as Principal, winning a highly coveted Award as Businesswoman of the year in Essex in 2010, for her drive and vision in Business.

Angela McQuitty


Angela has been in the childcare world for a considerable time, and has been a Registered Childminder, Early Years Practitioner, After School Club Leader, Pre School Manager, Home-start Volunteer and Crèche Leader, and Deputy manager at a nursery, before becoming Manager at Lexden Lodge prior to its opening.


She has a variety of qualifications in the Early Years Sector, and attained a BA Hons in 2008.

Carrie Chapman

Deputy Manager

Carrie has again been in the Early Years sector for many years. She has several years’ experience as both a Practitioner, and Deputy Manager, having worked at another nursery prior to joining the Lexden Lodge team.

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In the Rooms

Staff employed by Lexden Lodge are those which show their dedication, commitment and attention to their role. 
They have responsibilities in:

  • Safeguarding, to ensure that children benefit from an environment in which they are safe and secure

  • Providing the children with appropriate levels of stimulation, making observations and assessments that inform planning so that each child is working towards their optimum development

  • Working in a non-discriminatory way, supporting the ideals of equal opportunities and respecting cultures and traditions

Our Aim is provide the best care possible for children who attend our setting.