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 young staff and is delighted to introduce them to you ....
Emma - Nursery Manager
Emma has been with us since 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!
Caroline - Deputy Manager and Toddler Room Leader
Caroline cameto us as Room Leader early in 2018 and brought 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 alongside her Nursery duties. Caroline has recently been promoted to Deputy Manager.
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. After a spell upstairs with the toddlers, Sam is now back with the Baby Room team.
Charlotte - Baby Room Leader
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 at her appointment.
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 all the children.
Natalie - Nursery Nurse
Natalie is an absolute treasure and much loved by the babies. She has made a massive contribution to the Baby Room while she has been at Elswick House and has helped to make the area a truly interesting, exciting and vibrant home for the babies. Natalie is currently on maternity leave.
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. Charlotte is currently on maternity leave.
Sophie - Nursery Nurse
We are very pleased to welcome Sophie to Elswick House. She is working towards her Foundation Degree and has an excellent knowledge of the EYFS. Sophie admits to being very creative and has lots of wonderful ideas, which the children are going to love; without doubt she will rapidly become a firm favourite with them!
Harriet - Nursery Nurse
Harriet has just become a fully qualified Nursery Nurse and, having just had her eighteenth birthday, is our youngest member of staff. Despite her tender years and lack of experience, Harriet is a bright, bubbly and very confident young lady who, we feel is going to make a first rate Nursery Nurse. Welcome, Harriet!
Dawn - Nursery Nurse
Dawn is our newest member of staff. Quiet and reserved she is not! Dawn is lively, bubbly and full of fun. She is also a well qualified and experienced Nursery Nurse and we welcome her to Elswick House. Dawn is particularly interested in the outdoors and the natural world ... and chocolate too, so rumour has it!
Keira - Nursery Nurse
We are delighted to welcome Keira to Elswick House. Keira is fully qualified and experienced, having been working for the last three years in another local nursery and she comes to us with excellent references. Keira is currently working in the Baby Room, but is equally happy with the toddlers and may, in the future, join the Pre-school team.
Karin - Nursery Nurse
Karin is French and has recently moved to the UK to complete her studies. She informs us that she likes the UK and we are delighted to welcome her to Elswick House. Karin will be working part-time, and though she is not qualified, she has had considerable experience of working with children abroad. She is very creative and has lots of exciting ideas.
Stephanie - Nursery Nurse
Stephanie has always wanted to work with children and so she followed her heart by choosing to take a degree in Childhood Studies at Aberystwyth University, where she gained a very good 2.1. She has done voluntary work in East Africa and lists baking as one of her hobbies. We feel Stephanie is going to be a real asset to the Nursery and we are delighted at her appointment.