Meet our expert childcare team


  • Julie G - Manager of Acorn Pre-School
  • Emma - Manager of Acorn Pre-School and The Mighty Oaks
  • Andrea - Acorn Pre-School and the Mighty Oaks Administrator
  • Julie N - Pre-School Assistant
  • Stephanie - Pre-School Assistant
  • Cindy - Pre-School Assistant
  • Dawn - Pre-School Assistant
  • Alison - Pre-School and Lunch Club Assistant
  • Lyndsey - Pre-School and The Mighty Oaks Assistant
  • Tania - Mighty Oaks Assistant
  • Hollie - Mighty Oaks Assistant
  • Wanda - Mighty Oaks Assistant

Qualification: Diploma in Pre-School Practise Level 3

Responsibilities:
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
Children’s Welfare Officer
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. Currently I am temporarily acting manager. I enjoy spending time with my family and dog at the week-ends.

Qualification: Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3

Responsibilities:
Health and Safety Officer 
First Aid Co-ordinator 
Play worker Level 3 
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 ended up becoming a permanent member of staff in 2007. Since starting I have taken on many challenges, when we moved into our new building, including the setting up of Mighty Oaks after school club and recently taking on role of Manager Role temporarily. In my spare time I enjoy swimming and spending time with my family.

Qualification: Diploma in Pre-School Practise Level 3

Responsibilities:
Paediatric First Aider

I took over the administrator’s role in 2008, having previously been on the committee whilst my children were attending Acorn. I represent the Pre-School sector on Central Bedfordshire’s childcare funding panel. In what little spare time I have I enjoy needle work and spending time with my family and dog

Qualification: NVQ Level 2

Responsibilities:
Paediatric First Aider

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

Qualification: Diploma in Pre-School Practise Level 3

Responsibilities:
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: Diploma in Pre-School Practise Level 3

Responsibilities:
Equal Opportunities Co-ordinator
Paediatric First Aider

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: Children and young people’s workforce level 3

Responsibilities:
Behaviour Management Officer

I first became involved with Acorn when both of my children attended the Pre-School. I originally started working at Acorn as a Lunch Club assistant in 2009, then moved on to complete my qualification in 2013. In my spare time I run Shefford Rainbows and Campton Brownies

Qualification: Children and young people’s workforce level 3

Responsibilities:
Looked After Children Co-Ordinator Co-ordinator
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 qualification in 2014. In my spare time I love to catch up with friends and complete challenging jigsaws

Qualification: Early Years Practitioner Cache level 3 (Training)

Responsibilities:
Paediatric First Aider

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 and am currently completing my qualification. I enjoy taking my two children on outdoor adventures in the little spare time I have

Qualification: BTEC Diploma in childcare

Responsibilities:
Paediatric First Aider

I started working at mighty Oaks in 2014. I also work at the 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 off 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 Mighty Oaks supervisor. 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

Qualification: Diploma in Pre-School Practise Level 3

Responsibilities:
Paediatric First Aider

I started at Acorn in 2013, as cover staff, quickly becoming involved in Lunch Club and After School Club. In 2015 I went on Maternity Leave and recently came back to re-join the Mighty Oaks staff. My hobbies include gardening and family time.