Meet the Managers

Natalie

Hello my name is Natalie and I am the Operations Manager at Greenshoots.  I have worked at Greenshoots for over 6 years now and I started here as the Deputy Manager.  I thoroughly enjoy my role as Operations Manager and you will see me at Greenshoots Tuesday-Friday – 8am-6pm.

I qualified in 2002 with my BTEC National Diploma in Early Year’s – Level 3 and have recently completed my Level 4 in Advanced Practitioner. I have over 15 years’ experience working with children in many different Early Years settings across Plymouth.

I have a passion for helping children develop to the best of their ability and ensuring that they are supported in their learning.   I also love to plan messy play activities for the children and love to get the children learning in the outdoors.

I aim to keep all children safe in a secure environment and aim to maintain high standards of safeguarding for all children who attend our setting.

I am also the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator at Greenshoots.  I have many years’ of experience supporting children who may have additional needs.  I work closely with the parents / carers and other outside agencies to provide the early intervention that is crucial for all children.

Hi, my name is Claudia and I am the Deputy Manager at Greenshoots assisting Natalie in carrying out the managerial duties of the setting. Even though I am new in my role, I am utterly enjoying it. 


I am originally from Romania but I have been a proud British Citizen for nearly 10 years now.  

My first contact with Early Years Education started as a volunteer.  A few months later I had officially become part of the beautiful Early Years family. 

I hold a level 3 diploma as Early Years Educator , working towards Level 5 Early Years Senior Practitioner. I also have Training in Safeguarding,  I am a Paediatric First Aider and hold a Level 2 certificate in Food Hygiene. 

I am a keen promoter of a healthy lifestyle that is why I love to get children involved in physical activities such as dancing, yoga, moving to the rhythm of music alongside with healthy eating. 

I feel honoured to be able to help children develop into their best versions, guiding their steps through these first important years in their lives