Linden Green (Owner/Proprietor)
Linden, a qualified cookery teacher, opened Elswick House in 1986 and is a mother to four children and, now, grandmother to Anna, Beth, Lucy, Emily and Layla. Linden maintains a very hands-on approach in the Nursery and aims to know all the children and their families personally. In fact some of the mums and dads once attended Elswick House as babies and toddlers themselves.
Linden is very proud of her staff and is delighted to introduce them to you ....
Emma - Nursery Manager
Emma joined us in 2015, after running her own childminding business, and she lives in Tamworth with her husband and two children. She is great fun, very approachable, well organised and very caring. We have high hopes that she will translate her passion for geocaching into lots of fun activities for the children. In 2016, following Sue's departure, we were delighted to appoint Emma as Nursery Manager ... one of our better decisions!
Jo - Deputy Manager and Pre-school Teacher
Jo left us last year to work as a teaching assistant in a local school. She did not feel the job gave her enough opportunities to make use of her talents and decided to return to nursery nursing. Jo has always had lots of exciting ideas for things to do with the children and we are delighted to welcome her back. Looking ahead, Jo plans to become a teacher.
Emily - Baby Room Leader
Emily first came to Elswick House when she was at school, doing her Duke of Edinburgh Award. We were delighted to offer her a position when she finished her Nursery Nurse training in 2014 and she is proving to be an excellent appointment. Having previously been Deputy Leader of the Toddler Room, Emily now heads a very strong Baby Room team.
Caroline - Toddler Room Leader
Caroline comes to us as Room Leader and brings significant knowledge and managerial experience to the position. Importantly, she also brings a good sense of humour! She is well organised, which is very important as she has to manage her young family as well. We are delighted to welcome Caroline to Elswick House.
Dawn- Nursery Nurse
Dawn is a fully qualified Nursery Nurse, who lives locally. We are delighted with Dawn's appointment; not only have the babies really taken to her, but she also seems to have a wonderful knack of getting the older children to do exactly what she wants! Dawn's time will be divided equally between the babies and the toddlers. She is already a firm favourite with the children.
Sam - Nursery Nurse
Sam, we are delighted to say, is now recovering well from her illness and is gradually getting back into life at Elswick House. It is lovely to have you back, Sam, and we look forward to seeing some of your wonderful wall displays once again. Recently Sam has moved upstairs to broaden her experience.
Tanya- Nursery Nurse
We are delighted to welcome Tanya to Elswick House. Tanya is an experienced Nursery Nurse with an Honours degree in Education Studies and lists guitar playing as one of her interests. She has a keen sense of humour - always such an asset in Nursery Nursing - and she will be joining Emily and her team in the Baby Room.
Shannon- Nursery Nurse
Shannon joined us just after Christmas and has settled in to the routines of the Nursery very quickly. She has been interacting beautifully with the children from the start, and her willingness to roll her sleeves up and help has endeared her to the staff. Shannon has lots of interests and we hope she will be very happy at Elswick House.
Charlotte - Nursery Nurse
You can tell from Charlotte's face that she has a keen sense of humour and a cheerful disposition. A smile is never far away. She has lots of ideas to enthral the children and is sure to become a firm favourite with them. She too, is fully qualified and comes to us with a degree in Childhood Studies.
Kieran- Nursery Nurse
Kieran is our newest recruit and we are delighted at his appointment. He is a fully qualified Nursery Nurse and will be working with Caroline and her team in the Toddler Room. Kieran is keen on sport and the outdoors, which will probably make him very popular, particularly with the older boys. We hope he will be very happy with us at Elswick House.
Charlotte- Nursery Nurse
We are very excited about all our new members of staff, but Charlotte is a bit different. Her husband came to us as a toddler many years ago ... not only that, though. Her niece is in the Baby Room and her mother-in-law is Natalie's midwife! Small world isn't it. Charlotte has a degree in Child Care and we are delighted her as part of our team.