​"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. 
Dovile Jevdokimovaite - Manager
Karen Redmond - Co-Deputy Manager and Practitioner
Angela Lumsdon - Co-Deputy Manager and Practitioner
Miss Dovile is the Manager at Acorn ...
  • Worked with children since 2013
  • BA Hons Early Years Education - Level 6
  • Paediatric First Aid
Ms Redmond is a Senior Practitioner at Acorn ...
  • Worked with children since 2000
  • NNEB - Level 3
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Mrs Lumsdon is a Senior Practitoner at Acorn ...  
  • Worked with children since 1987
  • Currently studying NVQ Level 3
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Linda McLellan - SENCo; Safeguarding Lead and Practitioner
Mrs McLellan is a Senior Practitioner at Acorn ...
  • Worked with children since 2005
  • Children's Workplace Diploma - Level 3
  • Previously a Registered Nurse
  • SENCO
  • Safeguarding Lead
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Lisa Johnson - Practitioner
Roxanne Mann - Practitioner
Mrs Johnson is a Practitioner at Acorn...
  • Worked with children since 1993
  • NVQ Childcare Level 3
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Mrs Mann is a Practitioner at Acorn ...
  • Worked with children since 2014
  • CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3 
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Sonia Wilsher -
Practitioner
Miss Wilsher is a Practitioner at Acorn ...
  • Worked with children since 2014 
  • Currently studying NVQ Level 3
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • 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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