Mighty Oaks Little Acorns LTD
Mighty Oaks Little Acorns LTD

Meet Our Team

Mighty Oaks Little Acorns owners and staff are extremely experienced and highly qualified.  Staff commit to ongoing professional development to further enhance their practice.

 

“Providers must support staff to undertake appropriate training and professional development opportunities to ensure they offer quality learning and development experiences for children that continually improves” (Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, 2017 p 21). All  staff at Mighty Oaks Little Acorns are fully qualifed.

 

Name: Gwyneth Keen

 

Role: Director 

 

Qualifications: MA Professional Development in Early Years - level 7, MSc in Psychology,  BA (Hons) 2:1 Childhood and Youth Studies - level 6,  TAQA (Assessor Award), ELKAN (Communication and Language) and an Advanced Diploma in SEN, 

 

Training: DSL (Designated Safeguarding Officer), Child Protection, First Aid, SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability), Safer Recruitment, Food Hygiene, GDPR.

 

Other information: Governor at Hartpury Primary School, Teacher at Hartpury Primary School (drama, music, dance), Professional Singer, EYLP (Early Years Lead Practitioner), Representative on the Early Years Provider Forum, Experienced in Early Years since 2002. Opened Mighty Oaks Little Acorns 2017.

 

Interests: Singing and walking my dogs.

 

Designated Director for: Designated Safeguaring Officer (DSO), Safeguarding, Finance, Communication, Staff Management,

 

Curriculum lead: Mathematical development

Name: Carol Beard

 

Role: Director

 

QualificationPGC Early Years - level 7, BA Early Years (open)- level 6,  EYP Status

 

Training: DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Child Protection, First Aid, SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability, Safer Recruitment, Fire Warden, Food Hygiene

 

Other information: Governor at Ruardean C of E Primary School,  EYLP (Early Years Lead Practitioner), Representative on the Early Years Provider Forum, Experienced in Early Years since 1997. Opened Mighty Oaks Little Acorns 2017.

 

Interests: Cooking, music and taking my grandson to the park.

 

Designated Director for: Health and Safety, ICT/Online Safety, Behaviour, Equality and Diversity, Equipment and Resources, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), SENDCOSpecial Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordibnator.

 

Curriculum leadPhysical development lead

 

Name: Hannah Watkins-Cave 

 

Role: Manager

 

Qualification: BA ( Hons) 2.1 Early Childhood Studies - level 6

 

Training: Active Start, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Child Protection

 

Other information: EYLP (Early Years Lead Practitioner). Experienced in Early Years since 1997. Joined Mighty Oaks Little Acorns 2017.

 

Interests: Walking my dogs

 

Designated Lead for: Safeguarding, Behaviour, Health and Safety. 

 

Curriculum leadPersonal, social and development lead

Name: Aneesa Jethwa

 

Role: Deputy

 

Qualification: BA (Hons) Early Years -level 6 

 

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Curriculum lead:  Communication and language

 

Name: Leigh Sladen

 

Role: Forest Ranger

 

Qualification: QTS - level 6

 

Training: Forest School, First Aid, Child Protection, Food Hygiene

 

Other information: Experienced  in Early Years since 1989

 

Interests: Gardening and working with fused glass.

 

Curriculum lead: Understanding the world

Name: Jen Keen

 

Role: Senior Early Years Practitoner - Rising 3's lead

 

Qualification: Early Years Teacher (EYITT) - level

 

Training: Active Start, Food Hygiene, Child Protection, 

 

Other information: Experienced  in Early Years 2017

 

Interests: Exploring the outdoors and cooking.

 

Curriculum lead: Expresive arts and design.

Name: Melanie Binning

 

Role: Senior Early Years Pratitioner - Rising 2's lead

 

Qualification: NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Pre-School Practice

 

Training: Food Hygiene, Equality and Diversity, Child Protection, 

 

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Curriculum lead: Literacy

Name: Melanie Alley

 

Role: Early Years Practitioner

 

Qualification: NVQ Level 3 in Childrens Care, Learning and Development

 

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Name: Roberta Smith

 

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Name: Amy Harris

 

Role: Student (Studying Early Years Teacher (EYITT)

 

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Name: Amanda Thompson

 

Role: Family Support Worker

 

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