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). Barbara Jansen is the named Deputy in the Managers absence.
Name: Gwyneth Keen
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 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), Experienced in Early Years since 2002.
Interests: Singing and walking my dogs.
Designated Director for: DSO, Safeguarding, SEND, Finance, Communication, Staff Management
Name: Carol Beard
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, Fire Warden, Food Hygiene
Other information: Governor at Ruardean C of E Primary School EYLP (Early Years Lead Practitioner), Experienced in Early Years since 1997.
Interests: Cooking and taking my grandson to the park.
Designated Director for: Health and Safety, ICT/Online Safety, Behaviour, Equality and Diversity, Equipment and Resources, GDPR.
Name: Hannah Watkins-Cave
Qualification: Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People Workforce - level 5
Training: Active Start, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Child Protection
Other information:Currently undertaking BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies at Gloucester University. Experienced in Early Years since 1997.
Interests: Walking my dogs
Designated Lead for: Safeguarding, Behaviour, Health and Safety. EYLP (Early Years Lead Practitioner).
Name: Barbara Jansen
Role: 0-2's Lead - Senior Early Years Practitoner (Acting Deputy)
Qualification: CACHE Diploma - level 3
Training: SENDCO, Active Start, First Aid, Child Protection, Food Hygiene
Other information: Experienced in Early Years 2012
Interests: Mountain biking, Body combat, aerobics and yoga
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"Tall Oaks From Little Acorns Grow"
David Everett 1769 – 1813
Mighty Oaks Little Acorns LTD
Reg no: 10827979
Gwyneth Keen and Carol Beard
Paul Street, Tredworth
Some of the activities we offer
Dual langugae staff
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A tortoise called Ted and chickens called Chara, Cheusi and Carol.