Meet the Managers


Hello my name is Natalie and I am the Manager at Greenshoots.  I have worked at Greenshoots for just over 10 years now and I started here as the Deputy Manager.  I thoroughly enjoy my role as Manager and you will see me at Greenshoots Monday-Thursday.

I am have a level 4 qualification in Advanced practitioner. I have 20 years’ experience of 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 Level 3.   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. Being inclusive is of paramount importance to myself and the team.

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