Our Staff


This is Joy Jelfs, the owner of Green Acres.  Joy loves children.  She was a 3 times outstanding childminder and has looked after children on behalf of Leicester City Council since 2009.  She has a level 3 childcare qualification as well as Paediatric first aid and studied accountancy at University of the South Bank , London.

In setting up Green Acres her vision was not only to provide a safe nurturing environment for children to flourish but also to support parents who had to balance their family/work aspirations and make sure that parent experience of nursery/preschool life was filled with happy times. 

Joy has an experienced, hardworking, talented team at Green Acres and on top of this says they are thoroughly nice people and a pleasure to work with.


This is Maria McClintock - qualified teacher. Maria has led our preschool room since January 2018 and has a degree in primary education from Birmingham city university. This, together with years of experience with the largest nursery chain provider.
In her spare time Maria likes to walk her dog and socialise with her friends


This is Alex Colman, who works as a teacher in the preschool room.  Alex was recruited as she studied child psychology at De Montford University and has a deep understanding of children's behaviours.  Alex has completed her level 3 qualification.


Alex has four children of her own so knows what it is like to be a busy working parent with a challenging career.


This is Chloe Hudson - staff manager. Chloe has 14 years experience working in nurseries and is level 3 qualified.
Chloe is responsible for the well-being of our team, the smooth running of Green Acres and is our parent interface.
In her spare time Chloe enjoys being with her husband and dog.


This is Jessica Jelfs - deputy manager. She has been working at green acres for 11 years. She holds a level 3 qualification and is also in charge of our baby room.

Jessica is currently studying for her foundation degree in early years childcare. 

In her spare time she enjoys keeping active and listening to music.


This is Megan Jinks - childcare practitioner. She has been working at green acres for almost 2 years. She holds a level 3 qualification and is works in our toddler room.

In her spare time, she volunteers as a brownie guide leader and likes hiking, cycling and arts and craft. 


This is Cathy-Anne Fielding.  She is our qualified staff member caring for our older 2 and 3 year olds.  Cathy-Anne is an artist and loves to craft with the children.  In her spare time she likes to spend time with her sister Charlotte and her horse called Solomon.


This is Eden Arthur - our teaching assistant in the preschool room. Many if you will know Eden as she has been our dance teacher at green acres for  two years and children love her

Eden is a qualified dance teacher able to take children through their dance gradings and is now embarking on her childcare qualifications

Eden has extensive knowledge of children as her family have fostered since she was a little girl