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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.

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.

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.

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.

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’!

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.

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.

Annie

Qualified Play Worker

I started working at Little Acorns when my youngest daughter attended and haven't looked back nearly 5 years on.

I enjoy sports and like cycling, swimming and 'trying' to keep fit.  I like cooking and days out with my the family.

My favourite children's book is 'The Snail and the Whale', I love any Julia Donaldson book, so entertaining for all.

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.

Ginny

Qualified Play Worker

Many years ago, my two nieces attended Little Acorns and were always very happy to go so I jumped at the chance of working there.  My background has mainly been in special needs and I worked for the RNIB for a number of years.  It was a real learning curve to work in a Kindergarten setting but since I started in 2007, I have had the privilege to work with many children and their families, as well as a very friendly and supportive team.

Away from work, I have a very close family and some amazing friends. I enjoy reading, music, singing and walking my dog.

The “Very Hungry Caterpillar” is my favourite children's book.  A book you can read countless times and I have!

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’. 

Cressie

Play Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Joy

Play Assistant

Bio coming soon!

 

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