We are proud of the high ratio of adults to children in our group. This ensures individual attention to the needs and development of each child.
Acorns is a happy place to work, and we have a high staff retention rate for our industry. We also have a number of staff who have been with us for more than 10 years – giving continuity to families who have seen several siblings come through Acorns.
|Name||Title||Qualifications and experience|
|Becca Toop||Practitioner||NVQ Level 3 & First Aid|
|Louise Stubbs||Practitioner||NVQ Level 3 & First Aid|
|Chloe Connor||Practioner||NVQ Level 3 & 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|
|Jess Wyeth||Trainee Practitioner||Working towards NVQ Level 3, First Aid|
|Camilla Page||Practitioner||First Aid|
Olivia Booth – Apprentice – Working Towards NVQ Level 2
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.
Acorns is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of child welfare. One of the ways we achieve this is through rigorous adherence to the safer recruitment process. All staff undertake an enhanced DBS and provide two satisfactory references prior to commencing employment.
We believe for safeguarding and good practice all of our staff and volunteers, including management committee, need to feel valued and encouraged, and are appropriately trained, managed and supported in their work.