Our Staff

Acorn Playgroup and Pre-School is run by dedicated, qualified and experienced Practitioners with children of their own.  The team are trained to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage.  Their ethos is to create a secure, safe and stimulating environment that encourages the children to play and learn. early years practitioners 
They work in partnership with parents/carers and strive to make a positive contribution to each unique child by extending their knowledge and helping them to grow.  All staff members are CRB checked (with regular updates), they work well together and are all committed to ongoing training. ofsted outstanding staff teachers
Amanda Birtles- Manager
and Senior Practitioner

Mrs Birtles is the Manager of Acorn Playgroup & Pre-School ...

  • 15 years experience

  • NVQ Level 3

Abbie Pearce - Senior Practitioner

Mrs Pearce is a Pracitioner at Acorn ...

  • 24 years experience

  • NNEB

  • Lunch Club Co-ordinator

Linda McLellan - Deputy and Senior Practitioner

Mrs McLellan is a Senior Practitioner and Deputy at Acorn ...

  • 13 years experience

  • Children's Workplace Diploma L3

  • Qualified Nurse


Angela Lumsdon - Senior Practitioner 

Mrs Lumsdon is a Practitoner in training with over 34 years experience working with children.

Karen Redmond - Senior Practitioner

Ms Redmond is a Senior Practitioner at Acorn ...

  • 13 years experience

  • NNEB

Lisa Johnson - Practitioner

Mrs Johnson is a Practitioner at Acorn...

  • 25 years experience

  • NVQ Childcare Level 3

Sonia Wilsher - Assistant Practitioner

Miss Wilsher is an assistant practitioner and lunch club asssitant within Acorn.

Roxy Mann - Assistant Practitioner

Miss Mann is a newly qualified CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3 practitioner and works as an assistant practitioner and lunch club assistant within Acorn.

Ann Duffett - Assistant Practitioner

Mrs Duffett is an assistant practitioner and lunch club assistant within Acorn.

Hazel Wright - Assistant Practitioner

Mrs Wright is an assistant practitioner and lunch club assistant within Acorn.

Delia Alves - Early Years Administrator

Mrs Alves is the Early Years Administrator for Acorn Playgroup & Pre-School and has recently received the EYE Level 3 Diploma.

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Acorn Playgroup and Pre-School Welwyn

Registered Charity Number 1054698