​"The experienced staff know the children in their care exceptionally well. They recognise their individual personalities, abilities and needs. They have an in-depth knowledge of what children can do and what they need to learn next.
Quote taken from our Ofsted Inspection Report; February 2020 

Meet the Team

Acorn Playgroup and Pre-School is run by dedicated, qualified and experienced Practitioners, many of whom have children of their own.  The team are trained to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage and our ethos is to create a secure, safe and stimulating environment that encourages the children to play and learn. 
 
We 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 subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and other relevant suitability checks and training is undertaken and updated regularly. 
Linda McLellan - Acting Manager
Mrs McLellan is the Deputy Manager at Acorn ...
  • Worked with children since 2005
  • Children's Workplace Diploma - Level 3
  • Previously a Registered Nurse
  • SENCO
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Karen Redmond - Senior Practitioner
Ms Redmond is a Senior Practitioner at Acorn ...
  • Worked with children since 2000
  • NNEB - Level 3
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Abbie Pearce - Senior Practitioner
Mrs Pearce is a Senior Pracitioner at Acorn ...
  • Worked with children since 1991
  • NNEB
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Lunch Club Co-ordinator
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Angela Lumsdon - Senior Practitioner 
Mrs Lumsdon is a Senior Practitoner at Acorn ...  
  • Worked with children since 1987
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Lisa Johnson - Practitioner
Mrs Johnson is a qualified Assistant Practitioner at Acorn...
  • Worked with children since 1993
  • NVQ Childcare Level 3
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate

Roxanne Mann - Practitioner
Miss Mann is a qualified Assistant Practitioner and lunch club assistant within Acorn ...
  • Worked with children since 2014
  • CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3 
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Sonia Wilsher -
Assistant Practitioner
Miss Wilsher is an Assistant Practitioner  and lunch club assistant within Acorn ...
  • Worked with children since 2014 
  • Currently studying NVQ Level 3
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Chloe Oyetunde -
Practitioner
Miss Oyetunde is a qualified Assistant Practitioner and lunch club assistant within Acorn ...
  • Worked with children since 2021
  • CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Delia Alves - Early Years Administrator
Mrs Alves is the Early Years Administrator for Acorn ...
  • Worked with children since 2016
  • Previous Trustee of Acorn for 4 years
  • EYE Level 3 Diploma
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
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