Manager
Manager

My name is Vanessa Cameron-Laker.  I have worked at Acorns for 9 years as the Play Leader.  My role is to oversee the running of the preschool and wrap round care, making sure that we are offering a safe, stimulating and fun environment for the children. The part of my job I love the best is playing alongside the children and having fun together exploring the world around us. I run the after school club and the holiday club.   I have 3 teenage children who keep me on my toes.

Deputy Manager
Deputy Manager

My name is Shelly Faulds. I’m 36.  I have 3 children, twin boys and a daughter.  I have worked in childcare since I was 19.  I started working at Acorns when my youngest child started at preschool.  I have worked here for the last 8 years.  I have studied with the Open University and gained my Foundation Degree.  I am also the settings Deputy and SENCO.  I will be studying for my BA in Early years later this year.   I love working at Acorns, it is such a fun environment.

Early Years Educator
Early Years Educator

My name is Kate. I am married with 2 boys aged 6 and 3 yrs. I am a qualified NNEB and Montessori Teacher, and worked in a Montessori school for nearly 10 years.  I left to become the deputy of Acorns.  I spent 2 happy years here before leaving to start my family.  After a 5-year career break I returned to Acorns in 2015.   I absolutely love my job and love working with the rest of the team.  The children make me laugh and smile every day.  I always have such fun.

Early Years Educator
Early Years Educator

My name is Alle Saunders. I love working at Acorns part time, especially on a Thursday morning during our forest schools session. It's great because I get to have loads of fun with the kids learning al about the outdoors.