Welcome to our new blog. We thought for our first post it was only fitting to share some more about the people working alongside the nursery teams you know and love… our Senior Management & Head Office team!
At Little Elms we are lucky enough to have multiple people working behind the scenes to support your child’s nursery in providing the high-quality care Little Elms is known for.
Firstly, we have Matthew and Spencer, brothers who are the Owners and Directors of Little Elms. Matthew and Spencer opened the first branch of Little Elms in Beckenham in 2009. This was after struggling to find a nursery that shared their idea of what high quality, family-based childcare should look like. Over the past 13 years, Little Elms has expanded, and we now have 10 branches! Matthew and Spencer remain involved in the running of Little Elms and meet regularly with the nursery managers and team members.
Matthew and Spencer work with our Operations Director, Adam Shaw. Adam joined us in 2019, just before we were thrust into the world of COVID restrictions in a global pandemic! Adam has worked in childcare since 2006 and has spent the last 8 years managing multiple nursery sites, which he does at Little Elms. Adam is responsible for creating all our policies and procedures, ensuring the nurseries are meeting legislative requirements, training and supporting the teams, managing the members of the senior management team and much more. Adam is known for his love of excel spreadsheets and is expecting his first bubba soon.
We are lucky to have two wonderful Quality and Operations Managers who directly support the nursery managers on the ground each day. Beata Johnson supports both Beckenham nurseries as well as Crofton, Sydenham and Shirley branch. SiuLing Nguyen supports the Catford nurseries, Greenwich and Peninsula nurseries and Lee. Beata and SiuLing work alongside the nursery managers, in the classrooms to support best practice from our wonderful team. SiuLing has one son who has attended Little Elms since the baby playroom and Beata has two sons. SiuLing has managed both Little Elms Catford and Lee nurseries during her time with the company and over the last five years has worked in senior management roles. SiuLing is known for her love of Starbucks and ‘FRIENDS’. Beata joined the Little Elms team in late 2021 and has enjoyed getting stuck into her role from Day 1! She is known for her sweet tooth and her love of cake and custard!
In our Head Office, we have three separate teams that work in different areas to ensure the managers can focus on the running of the nursery!