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.
Alison Griggs, Manager
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 and September 2018 became Manager. Little Acorns is a lovely caring, fun and stimulating preschool. The children are fantastic.
My previous roles include Manager of a local Preschool and teaching assistant in reception class at a local 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. My husband and I have four children aged between 4 and 20 and a scruffy terrier. Together we love walking and camping.
Shona Crawford, Deputy Manager
Level 3 Early Years
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.
Sarah Butt, Practitioner
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.
Claire Jaggan, Practitioner
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.
Chairperson – Faye Millard
Secretary – Kate Taylor
Treasurer – Caroline Cox