The Little Acorns Team

Our highly experienced staff are the most important part of our setting.  They offer stimulating, age-specific learning experiences in a happy, caring environment.  Our staff to child ratios are always above those required.

Parents are children's first and most enduring educators and we are committed to working co-operatively with parents and carers.

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Mel A

Manager

I am very lucky to have the best job in the World!

In my free time, I love to get together with my family and friends.  My two eldest boys are grown-up so I love to spoil them when they come home.  

My favourite children’s book is The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr.

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Jackie

Assistant Manager

Once upon a time, my two daughters came to Little Acorns and loved it so much that I became a parent volunteer.  I then applied for a play assistant job and have enjoyed every single day here for the last ten years!

I love hearing laughter and stories and being amazed at small wonders every day at Little Acorns.  

  

My favourite children's book is 'Peace at Last' by Jill Murphy.

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Melanie

SEN Officer & Qualified Play Worker

I moved to Wendover 8 years ago from London.  I have previously worked in childcare settings and spent 10 years in an Independent School. 

I have 2 children; one in High School and one in Primary. I came to work at Little Acorns after my youngest daughter left 3 years ago.  Being a city girl, I love exploring the countryside.

My favourite book is Matilda by Roald Dahl.

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Sue

Admissions Officer

Little Acorns has been part of my life since 2001. I was joint manager until 2009 and following a grown-up ‘Gap Year’ with my husband I returned as an assistant and to continue with the admissions administration which I really enjoy.

I love the great outdoors and am never happier than with my husband and son walking the dogs, hiking in the mountains or sliding down snowy slopes! I love musicals, cooking and Coldplay!

It is really too ABSOLUTELY impossible to choose my favourite children’s book as there are so many amazing stories . . . but I do love Charlie and Lola, as well as having a soft spot for ‘Owl Babies’!

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Lianne

Room Supervisor & Qualified Play Worker

I started working at Little Acorns after my second child attended and moved on to school in 2012. I have always worked in childcare in variety of different settings and roles since leaving college with my NNEB qualification in 2000. 

As a mother of 3, I understand how important it is for parents to feel comfortable and confident to leave their child at a young age.

Outside of work I love spending quality family time with my husband and children, traveling and reading. 

I have many favourite children’s books, a few being;  Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne.

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Susanna

Qualified Play Worker

I have worked at Little Acorns for over 20 years.  Initially, I was as a parent  but when my children left, 16 years ago, I saw a vacancy and the rest is history.

I adore my job and the reward is seeing an excited 4 year old eager to start school.  As I live in Wendover, it is always a joy to see these children  around and  I have a deep satisfaction knowing that I can live and work within a close community.

My favourite children’s book is Milly Molly Mandy.

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Gail

Qualified Play Worker

I always wanted to work with children and have done so ever since I left college.  


I absolutely love all things Disney!  I enjoy spending time with my children and husband.

My favourite children’s book is Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson.

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Louise

Training Play Worker

Having seen all three of my children through Little Acorns and onto school, I just couldn’t leave the place behind when they left so became a member of the team.  I also head up the fundraising 'Friends of Little Acorns' hosting events throughout the year.

I absolutely love Take That, Christmas  & movie nights in with my husband & girls.


My favourite children’s book is ‘Chocolate Mousse For Greedy Goose’. 

Little Acorns Trustees

Little Acorns Kindergarten operates as a non-profit making pre-school.  We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and have six trustees.

Registered Charity Number: 1157426