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
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
Qualification: PGC 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).
Curriculum lead: Physical development lead
Name: Hannah Watkins-Cave
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 lead: Personal, social and development lead
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,
Other information: SENDCO: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator.
Curriculum lead: Literacy