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


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.



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.



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.



Admissions Officer & Qualified Teacher supporting maths

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’!



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.



Qualified Play Worker & 'Friends of Little Acorns' Leader

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’. 



Play Worker

I have joined Little Acorns from a background of nannying, which I loved doing for 4 years. 

I love spending time with my friends and family.


My favourite children's book is Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol.


Apprentice Play Worker 

I am excited to start my apprenticeship at Little Acorns having just completed my A-Levels at the John Colet School.  


I enjoy relaxing and getting to socialise with friends and family.


My favourite children's book is The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. 

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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