Mighty Oaks Little Acorns LTD - Care and Education for Children Under 5 “Tall Oaks From Little Acorns Grow” David Everett 1769 – 1813
Mighty Oaks Little Acorns LTD - Care and Education for Children Under 5 “Tall Oaks From Little Acorns Grow” David Everett 1769 – 1813

Wild Oaks Team

At Wild Oaks, the directors 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).

Name: Gwyneth Keen

 

Role: Director/Manager/DSO

 

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/Manager/SENDCO

 

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: 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), Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

 

Curriculum lead: Physical development lead

Name: Zoe Seal

 

Role: Manager/DSL

 

Qualification: 

Childcare Learning and Development – Level 4, Management – Level 3

Supervisory experience

 

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

 

Other information: Joined Wild Oaks 2019.

 

Interests:

 

Designated Lead for: Safeguarding

 

Curriculum lead

Name: Amy Vizor

 

Role: Deputy

 

Qualification: Childcare and Education - Level 3, Supervisory experience

 

Training: 

 

Other information: Joined Wild Oaks 2019. 

 

Interests: 

 

Designated Lead for: .

 

Curriculum lead:

Name: Hannah Watkins-Cave 

 

Role: Hygge (hoo-ga) Coordinator 

 

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. Supervisory experince. Joined Mighty Oaks Little Acorns 2017 and works at Mighty Oaks, Wild Oaks and Little Oaks.

 

Interests: Walking my dogs 

 

Designated Lead for: Wellbeing, sustainability and outdoor learning.

 

Curriculum lead: Personal, social and development lead

Name: Melanie Orgee

 

Role: Senior Intervention Coordinator

 

Qualification: EYITT - Level 6

 

Training: 

 

Other information: Supervisory experince. Joined Mighty Oaks Little Acorns 2019. Works at Mighty Oaks, Wild Oaks and Little Oaks.

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