Cavendish Lodge

52 Lewin Rd, London, SW16 6JT


Dove House

55 Lewin Rd, London, SW16 6JZ


Somers House

1 Somers Road, Reigate, RH2 9DU


020 8835 8500

Opening Hours

Weekdays 8.00am – 6.00pm 
51 weeks per year

Opening Hours

Weekdays 7.30am – 6.30pm 
51 weeks per year

The quality of teaching is outstanding. Staff have an excellent knowledge of supporting children's development. Ofsted, 2016


General Manager

Amber is the General Manager of Cavendish Lodge Nurseries & Pre-Schools and is based at Cavendish Lodge, bringing to the job a wealth of experience in running nurseries - plus the wisdom that comes from bringing up her own child.  She has a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies (EYFS) and is passionate about developing the daily activities and the learning experience of our children.

Amber Edwards

Margo Viljoen

Margo is our Cavendish Lodge Deputy Manager and Pre-School Lead.  She’s a familiar and popular face, very keen on nurturing staff talent. Margo, who’s originally from South Africa, has worked in nurseries for more than 20 years. She’s well qualified with NVQ Level 3 and BTEC Level 3 in Child Care, Learning and Development, NVQ L5 in leadership and Management.

Deputy Manager

Pre-School Lead

Dove House Manager

James is our ever-patient, super-organised manager of Dove House. With over 13 years experience working in nurseries. James has worked in Cavendish Lodge for 10 years in variety of roles, working his way up to manger. James has a passion for working with children along with supporting staff development. James is level 3 qualified. 

James Skorczewski

Louisa Elgie

Louisa has a degree in childhood studies and has worked in childcare  for more than 5 years. She loves working with children and is developing new 

and exciting learning opportunities.

Deputy Manager

& Babies Lead

Amelia Abdullah

Amelia is the Somers House Manager who has worked with us for several years. Amelia is degree qualified, holds Early Years Professional Status and enjoys supporting her teams to provide outstanding childcare education.

Somers House Manager

Somers House

Deputy Manager

Alex started with us in 2015 as an unqualified Assistant Practitioner and quickly became a Senior Practitioner and Room Leader. Alex is Level 5 qualified in childcare management and supporting the Somers House teams deliver exciting learning opportunities for the children.

Alex Coleman


Jamie Cormack

Jamie is a level 3 and has been working with children for 12 years. She is enjoying her role as Robins room leader. She is  developing new activities with her team to make Robins a fun place to be. 

Babies Dove House

Andrine Clarke

Andrine has a degree in Early Years Teaching and Learning and is an experienced practitioner and Room Leader.  Andrine is a long serving member of the Cavendish team, having worked in the Buttercups team for more than 9 years. She loves introducing the babies to exciting sensory and messy activities, and is always looking for new ways to keep them engaged and excited to learn.

Babies Cavendish Lodge

Jennifer Nascimento

Jennifer is our acting room leader for Swallows. She is back with us at Cavendish Lodge Nurseries after studying and gaining further experience within the childcare sector. She is level 3 qualified in childcare with a wealth experience in pre-school and was a senior practitioner in parakeets before leaving for her studies.

Toddlers Dove House

Toddlers Cavendish Lodge

Gerry has worked at Cavendish Lodge Nurseries for over 3 years. She is a caring and dedicated child care senior practitioner with a wealth of experience in Baby and Toddlers.

Geraldine Vassell

Lara Riselli

Lara is NVQ 3 qualified and has been at Cavendish Lodge Nurseries for 8 years and has a passion for working with children. Lara has worked her way up from toddler room practitioner to pre-school room leader.

Pre-School Dove House

Ilse Opperman

The lovely Ilse (NVQ 3 qualified and our other South African!) has been with us for almost 7 years and was made Cheeky Monkeys Room Leader in May 2016. She’s loving the new challenges and the creative opportunities her new role brings. She’s a keen traveller and enjoys introducing her son to new and exciting cultures.

Pre-School Cavendish Lodge