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Staff

We are proud of the high ratio or adults to children in our group. This ensures individual attention to the needs and development of each child.

Name Title Qualifications and experience
Becca Sussex Practitioner NVQ Level 3 & First Aid
Sabrina Greenaway Practitioner NVQ Level 3 & First Aid
Louise Stares Practitioner NVQ Level 3 & First Aid
Amy Ward Practitioner NVQ Level 3 & First Aid
Jill Hurst Support Practitioner Working towards NVQ Level 3 & First Aid
Georgi Cottrell Practitioner NVQ Level 3 & First Aid
Hayley Reid Support Practitioner Working towards NVQ Level 3 & First Aid
Sarah Drake
Preschool Support Worker
NVQ Level 2 & First Aid
Anita Ridley Deputy NVQ Level 3 & First Aid
Heather Page Joint Supervisor NVQ Level 4 Childcare Education & First Aid
Karen Heaton Joint Supervisor NVQ Level 4 Childcare Education & First Aid
Liz Gaida Manager MS Word and Excel, Computerised and Manual Bookkeeping & First Aid
Steph Ennis Bank Staff NVQ Level 3 & First Aid

In addition, we have occasional help from childcare students and parents.

Acorns Pre-school Staff


How parents take part in the setting

Our setting recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their children. All of the staff see themselves as partners with you in providing care and education for your child.  There are many ways in which parents take part in making the setting a welcoming and stimulating place of children and parents, such as;


Key persons and your child

Our setting has a key person system.  This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible.  Your child’s key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that what we provide is right for your child’s particular needs and interest.  When your child first starts at the setting, she/he will help your child to settle and throughout your child’s time at the setting, she/he will help your child to benefit from the setting’s activities.


Acorns Learning Journey

Our learning journey is used to reflect your child’s time with us. It includes observations of your child at play, photographs/recording and other information. Our aim is to provide you with a continuous picture of your child’s time with us. The learning journey, therefore, capture your child’s own personal journey, based on their own individual starting point, interests and experiences.

Parents are also able contribute information to this learning journey, perhaps by including some information and photographs which show what your child enjoys doing at home. This information will help us to work in partnership with you to ensure that the care, learning and development opportunities we offer your child are tailored to their individual needs.


Learning Opportunities for adults

As well as gaining qualifications in early years care and education, staff take part in further training helping all staff to keep up to date with best practice within early years care and education.

From time to time the setting holds learning events for parents. These usually look at how adults can support children to learn and develop in their early years.