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.

 

"The provider must ensure there is a named deputy who, in their judgement, is capable and qualified to take charge in the manager’s absence"(Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, 2017 p 21). Gwyneth Keen or Carol Beard is the named Deputy in the Managers absence.

 

Name: Gwyneth Keen

 

Role: Director 

 

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

 

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

 

Other information: Governor at Hartpury Primary School, Teacher at Hartpury Primary School (drama, music, dance), Professional Singer, EYLP (Early Years Lead Practitioner), Experienced in Early Years since 2002.

 

Interests: Singing and walking my dogs.

 

Designated Director for: Safeguarding, SEND, Finance, Communication, Staff Management

 

Name: Carol Beard

 

Role: Director

 

Qualification:PGC Early Years - level 7, BA Early (open) Years - level 6,  EYP Status

 

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

 

Other information: Governor at Ruardean C of E Primary School, Good links with Buttons Kindergarten in Gloucester, EYLP (Early Years Lead Practitioner), Experienced in Early Years since 1997.

 

Interests: Cooking and taking my grandson to the park.

 

Designater Director for: Health and Safety, ICT/Online Safety, Behaviour, Equality and Diversity, Equipment and Resources.

 

Name: Hannah Watkins-Cave 

 

Role: Manager

 

Qualification: Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People Workforce - level 5

 

Training: Active Start

 

Other information: Designated Lead for: Safeguarding, Behaviour, Health and Safety. EYLP (Early Years Lead Practitioner). Currently undertaking BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies at Gloucester University. Experienced in Early Years since 1997.

 

Interests: Walking my dogs

 Name: Fatima Bharoocha

 

Role: Early Years Practitioner

 

QualificationNVQ  in Children’s Care, Learning and Development - level 3

 

Training: Active Start

 

Other information: I speak English, Gujarati and Urdu.

Experienced in Early Years since 2008.

 

Interests: Travelling to other countries.

Name: Afeerah Razvi

 

Role: Early Years Practitoner

 

Qualification: BTEC National Certificate Early Years - level 3

 

Training: Active Start

 

Other information: Experienced  in Early Years since 2008.

 

Interests:

Name: Leigh Sladen

 

Role: Forest Ranger

 

Qualification: QTS - level 6

 

Training: Forest School

 

Other information: Experienced  in Early Years since 1989

 

Interests: Gardening and working with fused glass.

Name: Barbara Jansen

 

Role: Senior Early Years Practitoner (Acting Deputy)

 

Qualification: CACHE  Diploma - level 3

 

Training: SENDCO, Active Start

 

Other information: SENDCO, Experienced  in Early Years 2012

 

Interests: Mountain biking, Body combat, aerobics and yoga

Name: Jen Keen

 

Role: Early Years Practitoner 

 

Qualification: (Currently on Early Years Teacher Training course)

 

Training: Active Start

 

Other information: Experienced  in Early Years 2017

 

Interests: Exploring the outdoors and cooking.

Name: Deb Jones

 

Role: SENDCO

 

Qualification: QTS, PGC Specific Learning Difficulties Level 7

 

Training: SENDCO

 

Other information: 

 

Interests:

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Contact us:

Business address:

Mighty Oaks Little Acorns LTD

Paul Street

Tredworth
Gloucester
GL1 4NY

Tel:
01452 311793

E-mail: mightyoakslittleacorns2017@gmail.com

 

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Ofsted Registration 

Reg no: EY556784

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Website Updated

22/05/18

"Tall Oaks From Little Acorns Grow"

David Everett 1769 – 1813

 

Registered Company:

Mighty Oaks Little Acorns LTD

 

Reg no: 10827979 

 

Directors:

Gwyneth Keen and Carol Beard

 

 Registered office: 

Paul Street, Tredworth

Gloucester
GL1 4NY

 

 

Some of the activities we offer

 

 

Forest school

 

Yoga/mindfullness

 

SEND specialist

 

Dual langugae staff

 

Daily cooking

 

 

 

 

We also have

A tortoise called Ted and chickens called Chara, Cheusi and Carol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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