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 ....
Michelle - Assistant Nursery Manager
We are delighted to welcome Michelle to Elswick House. She is very well qualified and has considerable childcare experience. Michelle grew up on a farm and has an affinity with the outdoors, which fits perfectly in with the Elswick House ethos. Having recently moved into the village, Michelle reckons she has the best commute in the world.
Kiera - Toddler Room Leader
Kiera is a fully qualified Nursery Nurse, who joined us in 2018 and was promoted to Toddler Room Leader early in 2019. She is very friendly, hard-working, highly organised and very professional. When the vacancy for a Deputy Manager arose, Kiera was the obvious choice and she has taken on her new responsibilities wonderfully well.
Stephanie - Pre-school Leader
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. Steph is a real asset to the Nursery and is one of our senior members of staff.
Sam - Nursery Nurse
Sam has been with us since 2010 and is our longest serving member of staff. It is lovely to have Sam back full time, following a debilitating illness. She got married last year and so life has been very exciting for her recently, especially as she is shortly going on maternity leave and expecting a baby in the summer. Sam will be sorely missed in the Wrens Nest. We look forward to her return.
Dawn - Nursery Nurse
Dawn is a fully qualified and experienced Nursery Nurse, who lives locally. After a short time working upstairs with the toddlers, where she seemed to have a wonderful knack of getting the older children to do exactly what she wanted, she has now settled in as an important member of the team in the Baby Room. She loves the babies and they love her!
Shannon - Nursery Nurse
Shannon came to Elswick House two years ago and her willingness to roll up her sleeves and help endeared her to the staff from the start. She interacts beautifully with the children and is very popular with them. Shannon is very sociable and gets on well with colleagues and parents alike. She is very experienced now and is a fine Nursery Nurse.
Harriet - Nursery Nurse
Harriet is a fully qualified Nursery Nurse and is one of our younger members of staff. Harriet is a bright, bubbly and very confident young lady, who is always ready to roll up her sleeves and help. She has gained a lot of experience in the two years she has been with us, and has developed into a first rate Nursery Nurse and a real asset to Elswick House.
Karin - Nursery Nurse
Karin is French and 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.Though Karin is not a qualified Nursery Nurse, she has had considerable experience of working with children abroad, and has rapidly established a lovely rapport with ours. She is very creative and has lots of exciting ideas.
Amy- Nursery Nurse
The torch has passed on ..... Amy is no longer our newest member of staff! Amy joined the staff at Elswick House in the summer of 2019. Sheis a fully qualified Nursery Nurse, who loves children and has a long list of voluntary work to her name. She claims to be a good listener, which is a big assetwith us, as we have 31 little talkers all demanding attention.
Naima- Nursery Nurse
Naima acquired a 1st Class BA (Hons)degree in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Wales in 2017 and then worked for two years in a Children's Centre in Cardigan. She is newly married and has recently moved into the Lichfield area. Naima tells us she has always wanted to work with children and we are delighted to welcome her to Elswick House.
Jen - Nursery Nurse
Jen has very recently moved to Lichfield from Torquay and we are delighted to welcome her to Elswick House. She has worked in childcare for many years and comes to us as a fully qualified and experienced Nursery Nurse. Jen has raised four sons and now is the proud grandmother of four grandchildren. Her love for the outdoors makes her an ideal fit for Elswick House.
Emily- Nursery Nurse
Emily joined the staff at Elswick House in February of this year. She is a fully qualified Nursery Nurse with a ready smile and a nice sense of humour, which makes her popular with the children. Emily is a hard worker and her willingness to roll up her sleeves and help out has been appreciated by other members of staff. We feel she will make a fine Nursery Nurse.
Jess- Nursery Nurse
Jess joined the staff at Elswick House in January 2019 and is a well qualified and highly experienced Nursery Nurse. She is hard working and committed and before taking maternity leave , had enjoyed the company of the babies and the toddlers. She had a little baby boy early this year and we look forward to her return in the late summer.
Charley- Nursery Nurse
Having achieved a 1st Class Honours degree in Primary Education, Charley gained a wealth of experience as a primary school teacher, but has now decided on a career change. Teaching's loss is our gain and we are delighted to welcome Charley to Elswick House. She is a member of a musical theatre group and we are certainly going to make use of her passion for the theatre.