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
  • Emily- Pre-School Assistant
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:
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.