Our Staff

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.

Current staff

Heather Page – Joint Supervisor

Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENCO

NVQ Level 4 Childcare Education & First Aid

Karen Heaton – Joint Supervisor

Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputy 

NVQ Level 4 Childcare Education & First Aid

Becca Toop – Deputy Supervisor

Safeguarding Support Officer 

NVQ Level 3 Childcare Education & First Aid

Camilla Page – Early Years Practitioner

NVQ Level 3 Childcare Education & First Aid

Chloe Connor – Early Years Practitioner

NVQ Level 3 Childcare Education & First Aid

Jess Wyeth – Early Years Practitioner

NVQ Level 3 Childcare Education & First Aid

Louise Stubbs – Early Years Practitioner

NVQ Level 3 Childcare Education & First Aid

Liz Gaida – Manager

Health & Safety Officer

Business Management in Childcare & First Aid

Keeley Douglas – Early Years Practitioner

NVQ Level 2 Childcare Education & First Aid

Jaime McCormick – Support Early Years Practitioner

NVQ Level 2 Childcare Education & First Aid

Additional Training

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.

Staff Recruitment

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.