Meet the Team

Grow – Explore - Discover

Lisa Hickman

Pre-School Manager


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

27 years of working with early years children

Stephanie Cook

Pre-School Assistant


NVQ3 in Childcare Learning & Development

13 years  experience of working with early years children

Jo Kinsey

Pre-School Assistant


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

21 years teaching experience in primary education including early years. Qualified Forest School leader for 10 years

Lizzie Rafferty

Pre-School Assistant


BTeach National Diploma in Nursery Nursing
ELSA Trained
24 years experience in primary education and early years

Anna Parker

Pre-School Assistant


Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

13 years experience of working with early years children

Jodie Grant

1:1 Support & Lunchtime Cover

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
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