About us Meet the team Central Support Team Elaine Linnie - Health & Safety Officer Elaine is our Health and Safety Officer. She has worked in childcare for over 17 years and is qualified to Level 4 in Early Years. Elaine started working at Acorn in 2014 as a Practitioner at Burton Latimer, progressing to Senior Practitioner in the same year and then Deputy Manager from 2015 to 2021. From August 2020 to August 2021, Elaine has been a Health and Safety Officer on a part-time basis, working alongside Steve before moving across to CSO to take on the role full time from September 2021. Elaine has recently completed her IOSH Managing Safely qualification and will be undertaking additional Health and Safety qualifications to help extend her knowledge in Health and Safety.