Meet the team
Our dedicated and experienced staff are a major strength of our Preschool. The team is committed to creating a happy, friendly and caring environment in which the children thrive. Click on the links below to read their profiles.
Sue Evans, Lead Practitioner
NVQ Level 3 Early Years Care & Education
I started at Little Acorns Preschool in September 2017. Previously, I have been working in Early Years at our local Primary School as a HLTA following five years as a Supervisor at another local Pre School where I successfully completed a N.V.Q Level 3 in Early Years and Education.
I am enthusiastic and passionate in what I do and am proud to be able to say I help develop and nurture young children as they take their first tentative steps into education. I have worked with a wide range of children of different ages and abilities and I know how important it is to instill a love of learning in our children from an early age, working in partnership with families, staff and support agencies to bring the best out of them but most importantly ensure they still have FUN!
Catherine Herbert, Deputy, SENCO
Level 3 Diploma children and young peoples workforce
I started to work at Little Acorns in 1994. Firstly as a mother helper when my son Lewis attended, then as a full staff member. Before I started a family, I was a nanny. The children are without a doubt the best thing about working at Little Acorns. Sharing their development with parents and watching and being a part of this is so special.
I was born and brought up in Kirdford and also attended the local schools. I enjoy reading, crochet, car boot sales and spending time with our family.
NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education
I started working at Little Acorns in 2006. Before I had my children I worked in local Government. The best things about working at Little Acorns are the children!
I have two teenage sons. I enjoy walking and reading. I am on the Management Committee of Ifold Estates.
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce
I started working at Little Acorns in July 2016. I previously worked at another local Preschool. I have done a Level 2 Teaching Assistant course and volunteered in a nursery and primary school. I’m a volunteer at the local youth club.
Little Acorns is a very nurturing Preschool; the children are a delight to be with and it’s very rewarding watching them learn new things. The staff are very kind and we are a great team.
I have 3 daughters, a cat and a Westie dog called Bonnie. I love walking Bonnie and enjoy cooking, especially cakes!, in my spare time. As a family we love camping and have a fat yak which we use on holidays mainly lochs in Scotland and by the sea!
I started working at Little Acorns in April 2017. Previously I worked at Warnham Pre-school and I was a nanny.
The best bits about working at Little Acorns are the children, the staff and the parents, everyone has been so welcoming. It’s a lovely Pre-school with great resources.
I have two young children and I love being out and about with my family. I also love to ski and have done since I was very young.
I started working at Little Acorns in the summer term 2016. Both my children went to Little Acorns and while they were there I was Chair of the Committee, so I have been involved with the Preschool for many years. I have previously worked in a specialist educational needs role at another Preschool.
I love working at Little Acorns, the children inspire me everyday with their laughter, smiles, hugs and insightful questions!
In my spare time I help out at Rainbows and my local Primary School. I enjoy travelling and swimming.
Alison Griggs, Business Administrator
Level 4 Certificate in Early Years Practice
I joined Little Acorns in January 2017. In September 2017 I took on the role of Business Administrator for Little Acorns. Little Acorns is a lovely caring, fun and stimulating preschool. The children are fantastic.
My previous roles include Manager of Loxwood Preschool and teaching assistant in reception class at Rudgwick Primary School. I have been a class rep, Preschool secretary and school governor. I am qualified to Level 4 in Early Years.
In my spare time I enjoy swimming, crafting, I am a member of my local WI and recently taught myself to knit. My family are very important to me. I have four children aged between 3 and 18, two dogs and a husband. Together we love walking and camping.