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 teenage children. She is great fun, very approachable, well organised and very caring. In 2016, following Sue's departure, we were delighted to appoint Emma as Nursery Manager ..... one of our better decisions!
Keira - Toddler Room Leader
Keira joined us in 2018 and has recently been appointed Room Leader. She is fully qualified and experienced, having previously worked for three years in another local nursery. Keira is is hard-working, highly organised and very professional and she gets on well with everyone. One of her responsibilities is looking after our pets, always assisted by a squad of small children!
Jess - Baby Room Leader
Jess is a fully qualified and experienced Nursery Nurse, who succeeds Charlotte as Baby Room Leader. Jess comes to us with managerial experience and we are delighted at her appointment. She tells us that she has always wanted to work with children - not just sitting and cuddling them - but making sure that their activities are well planned and challenging.
Sophie - Pre-school Senior
Sophie is a fully qualified Nursery Nurse. She has always wanted to work with the older children and is thrilled at her promotion to Pre-school Senior. Sophie admits to being very creative and has lots of wonderful ideas, which the children love; small wonder, then that, in no time at all, she has become a firm favourite with them!
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 gets married this year and so life is very exciting for her at the moment. After a spell upstairs with the toddlers, Sam has returned to the Baby Room, rejoining the team there, where she started all those years ago.
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 joined us less than a year ago and 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 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.
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.
Harriet - Nursery Nurse
Harriet is a fully qualified Nursery Nurse and 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 is always ready to roll up her sleeves and help. She is going to make a first rate Nursery Nurse and be a real asset to Elswick House. Welcome, Harriet!
Dawn - Nursery Nurse
Quiet and reserved Dawn is not! She is lively, bubbly and full of fun. She is also extremely professional, very hard-working and an excellent role model for younger staff. Dawn is a well qualified and experienced Nursery Nurse and we welcome her to Elswick House. She is particularly interested in the outdoors and the natural world ... and chocolate too, so rumour has it!
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 is part-time, and though she is not qualified, 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.
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 know Stephanie is going to be a real asset to the Nursery and we are delighted at her appointment.