Our Childcare Team


  • Lorraine - Manager of Acorn Pre-School & The Mighty Oaks
  • Julie G - Deputy Manager of Acorn Pre-School & The Mighty Oaks
  • Lyndsey - Pre-School & The Mighty Oaks Session Leader
  • Alison - Pre-School & The Mighty Oaks Session Leader
  • Emma - Acorn Pre-School Practitioner & Supervisor of The Mighty Oaks
  • Cindy - Pre-School Practitioner
  • Stephanie - Pre-School Practitioner
  • Julie N - Pre-School and The Mighty Oaks Practitioner
  • Laura - Pre-School Practitioner
  • Jassie - Pre-School & The Mighty Oaks Assistant
  • Emily- Pre-School Assistant
  • Tania - Mighty Oaks Practitioner
  • Hollie - Mighty Oaks Practitioner
Qualification: 
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children and Young People - Management 
Level 2 Forest School Practitioner 
 
Responsibilities:
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Paediatric First Aider
Behaviour Management Lead 

I started working at Acorn in 2017 taking on the role of Manager. Having worked in the private sector for 10 years I have really enjoyed the change of environment in the state sector. I completed my qualification in 2003 and have continued to study throughout my carer, achieving my Level 5 in 2016.

Qualification:
Diploma in Pre-School Practise Level 3
Degree in Special Needs and Deaf Studies 
 
Responsibilities:
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
Key Person
1:1 SEN support
Paediatric First Aider

I started helping out at Acorn in 2006 taking on the challenge of working with a child with extra needs. Having worked in the special education needs sector before I really enjoyed the change of environment. I completed my qualification in 2010 and became Deputy Manager in 2012. I enjoy spending time with my family and dog at the week-ends.

Qualification:  
Level 4 Advanced Practitioner
Forest School Practitioner Level 1 
 
Responsibilities:
Physical Activity and Nutrition Co-Ordinator (PANCo)
Parental Involvement Officer
Healthy Smiles Co-Ordinator
Forest School Practitioner
Key Person 
Paediatric First Aider
Staff Representative for Committee 

I started working in 2014 as a volunteer at the Pre-School and became a permanent member of Mighty Oaks staff in 2015. I now work at both Pre-School and Mighty Oaks. I enjoy taking my two children on outdoor adventures in the little spare time I have.

Qualification:
Level 4 Advanced Practitioner 
 
Responsibilities:
Looked After Children Co-Ordinator
Student Placement Mentor 
Key Person 
Paediatric First Aider

My daughter used to attend Acorn, and I loved to help out. I started working at Acorn in 2010 as a Lunch Club Assistant and quickly became a permanent member of staff, completing my Level 3 qualification in 2014 and most recently my Level 4. In my spare time I love to catch up with friends and complete challenging jigsaws.

Qualification:
Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3
 
Responsibilities:
Mighty Oaks Supervisor
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for Mighty Oaks 
Health and Safety Officer 
Key Person 
Paediatric First Aider

I studied Childcare at Stevenage College in 2005, as part of my placement I worked at Acorn for 6 months and loved it. Once I finished my course I began working as a member of in 2007. Since starting I have taken on many challenges, such as when we moved into our new building, including starting Mighty Oaks.  In my spare time I enjoy swimming and spending time with my family.

Qualification:
Diploma in Pre-School Practise Level 3
 
Responsibilities:
Lift off to Language Co-Ordinator
Communication and Language Co-Ordinator 
Paediatric First Aider
Key Person
1:1 SEN Support 
 
Originally, I began working at Acorn as a Lunch Club Assistant and then moved on to working with children in the sessions. I completed my qualification in 2010. I enjoy the challenge of stretching children’s abilities and imagination, and have a good understanding of children with special educational needs.
Qualification:
Diploma in Pre-School Practise Level 3
 
Responsibilities:
Key Person
Paediatric First Aider

I started working at Acorn in 2004, working as bank staff, and gained my qualification in 2010. When I am not working I run my busy family home with my husband and 3 children. In my spare time I enjoy doing a spot of gardening.

Qualification:
NVQ Level 2
 
Responsibilities:
Equality and Diversity Lead 
Key Person
Paediatric First Aider

I originally started working for Acorn as a cleaner in 2002 and quickly became involved in the Pre-School sessions. I then completed my qualification in 2005. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog and going to jazzercise.

Qualification:
NVQ Level 2 
 
Responsibilities:
Key Person
Paediatric First Aider
 
I started working at Acorn as bank staff in May 2017, and being offered a permanent role  in September 2017. I am currently working towards my NVQ Level 2 and I am enjoying learning something new every day. I am a busy mum to 2 small boys and love family days out. 
Qualification:
Unqualified 

Responsibilities:
Paediatric First Aider

I started working at Acorn in 2014, I have a busy home life with my own children and grandchildren however, I love helping with the children at Acorn Pre-School and The Mighty Oaks. In my spare time I like to cook family food to share. 

Qualification:
Working towards NVQ Level 2 
 
Responsibilities:
Key Person
Paediatric First Aider

 I started working at Acorn in January 2018, I have just started my NVQ Level 2. Having previously been on the Committee for many years I was already familiar  with the staff and families. I am a mum to 3 young children who keep me very busy and i love animals. 

Qualification:
BTEC Diploma in childcare

Responsibilities:
Paediatric First Aider

I started working at mighty Oaks in 2014. I also work at a local school for children with special needs and enjoy the variation of my day time job and After School Club. In my evenings and week-ends  I love spending time with my husband and dog, and going on long walks. 

Qualification:
BTEC National Diploma Early Years Level 3
 
Responsibilities:
Paediatric First Aider

I started working at After School Club in 2008 as a Mighty Oaks Practitioner. I enjoyed the challenge of setting up Mighty Oaks and trailing new ideas. I went on maternity leave in 2013 and returned in 2014, when my son was 1, in a part time capacity. I enjoy the balance of working 2 days a week and being a mummy.