Meet the Team

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Lisa Hickman

Pre-School Manager

Qualifications

NNEB Level 3
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

23 years of working with early years childrenClick to edit your paragraph



Jo Kinsey

Pre-School Assistant

Qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Primary
Forest Schools Practitioner
Makaton trained

17 years teaching experience in primary education including early years. Qualified Forest School leader for 7 years

Tanya Harkins

Pre-School Assistant

Qualifications

NVQ3 in Childcare

13 years experience of working in primary schools supporting the teaching and learning of children. Judged as an outstanding childminder in 2009.

Sharon McDermott

Pre-School Assistant

Qualifications

NVQ3 in Childcare Learning & Development

16 years experience of working with early years children

Elaine Shergold

Pre-School Assistant

Qualifications

BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies
Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies
Advanced Diploma in Early 
NNEB Level 3

27 years experience of working with early years children

About Us

All staff are First Aid trained and have undergone an enhanced check through the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)

Little Acorns Pre-School is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

To ensure we are kept up to date with the latest legislation and in order for us to provide the best early years education for our children, all staff are committed to on-going training. Staff attend regular meetings and courses. Courses attended include:

Child Protection/Safeguarding
First Aid
Prevent
Sensory Play
Play Champions
Early Years Talk Boost
British Sign Language & Makaton
Social Situation Stories
Equal Opportunities
Autism (level 1 & 2)
Attachment Disorder
Food Hygiene

We are dedicated to ensuring your child reaches their full potential whilst attending Little Acorns and we hope your child’s time here will be a very happy and productive one