I've only recently found this site and whilst browsing saw your message regarding Hawthorne House. I worked there in the late '60's. It was a 0-5 year olds residential nursery run by Social Services and was in Hamstead Hall Avenue. The building still exists and is still owned by Social Services although the Nurses home is long gone and I believe is part of a housing estate. At the time I was there the Matron was Miss Judson, quite a formidable lady and she was assisted by 'Sister', whose name I can't remember. The nursery was split into family size units with children of roughly the same age. There was also a school room which the pre school 3-5's used to spend time in. The schoolage children attended Grestone Avenue Junior School. There was also a Baby Room where the under 1's were cared for. A sad reflection of those times was that this unit always had several babies in residence. If you want any more specific info I'll try to dig back in the grey cells of my memory for you. Best wishes, Di. an exiled brummie!