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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.

Bank Practitioners

Katie Marsh

Livvy Moody

Molly Griggs


Chairperson – Faye Millard

Secretary – Kate Taylor

Treasurer – Caroline Cox

"My son has been a transformed child since he started at Little Acorns. He is always happy to go and has got lots of new friends. The staff are amazing and very professional. Thanks for making every day different and fun for the children."

Miriam, mum to Samuel M. aged 3