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"Excellence at Play"

 

 

Term Dates

2017-18 

Autumn Term

Tues 5th Sep - NEW CHILDREN INDUCTION EVENT 11am-12pm

Weds 6th Sep - Fri 20th Oct

HALF TERM

Mon 30th Oct - Tues 19th Dec 

Xmas Party 10am-12pm Weds 20th Dec

Spring Term

Thurs 4th Jan - Fri 9th Feb

HALF TERM

Mon 19th Feb - Thurs 29th Mar

Summer Term

Tues 17th April - Fri 25th May

HALF TERM

Mon 4th Jun - Thurs 19th Jul

FAMILY FUN Session 10am-12pm Fri 20th July

 

 

Staff Profiles

 

Leigh Smith - Pre-school Manager 

Leigh joined Acacia in February 2013 & took on the role of manager in September 2013. As pre-school manager, Leigh is on site for all sessions. Leigh is a mother of 3 girls & holds a BA in Early Education & Childcare & ‘Early Year’s Professional Status’. Leigh has over 8 years of pre-school education experience & is a qualified paediatric first aider.

 


 Suzanne Peacock - Pre-school Deputy Manager

Suzanne joined Acacia in January 2010. Suzanne works at Acacia 5 mornings a week.
Suzanne is a mother of 3 girls and holds an OFSTED recognised Level 3 early years qualification. Suzanne is also a qualified paediatric first aider.
Suzanne's children have all previously attended the playgroup.
 


 Cath Harwood-Matthews - Pre-school SENCo

Cath joined Acacia in January 2011 & works 4 mornings per week.
Cath is a mother of 2 boys and holds an OFSTED recognised Level 3 early years qualification and is a qualified paediatric first aider.
 
 


Pamela Tanner - Pre-school Assistant

Pam joined Acacia in February 2015 and works 4 mornings per week.
Pam has 4 children and is a qualified paediatric first aider.
 
 
 


Sharon Heptinstall - Senior Pre-school Assistant

 Sharon joined Acacia in September 2012 and works 4 mornings per week.
Sharon is a mother to 3 children & holds an OFSTED recognised Level 3 early years qualification. Sharon has over 20 year’s childcare experience & is also a qualified paediatric first aider.

 
 

Agata Kwiecinska- Pre-school Assistant

Agata started at Acacia in March 2015 as a member of our bank team and is now a permanent staff member working 4 mornings a week.  Agata has a daughter who attends Acacia and she is a qualified teacher, working at a local Polish School on Saturdays.



Jane-Ann Hunt - Bank Staff Assistant

Jane-Ann is a member of our bank staff but works in the pre-school on a regular basis.  She is a qualified teacher and has 2 children.

 

 

  

Priscilla Watts - Pre-school Administrator

Priscilla joined Acacia in July 2011. Priscilla is responsible for ensuring the pre-school office runs smoothly and keeps on top of all paperwork generated regarding both the business and childcare aspects of Acacia.
Priscilla is a mother of two children.

 

 


Tash Hoepfl- Pre-school Assistant

 

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Tash joined the team in January 2016 and works 3 mornings a week.  She is a qualified paediatric first aider.

Gemma Woolford - Pre-school 2 Year Old Coordinator

Gemma joined Acacia in September 2013 as a member of our bank team and took on a permanent position with us in January 2014.  Gemma works 5 mornings a week & holds an OFSTED recognised Level 3 qualification. Gemma is also a qualified paediatric first aider.



Helen Pearce - Pre-school Assistant

Helen joined Acacia in January 2016.  She holds an OFSTED regcognised Level 3 qualification and is a qualified first aider.  Helen has one daughter who previously attended Acacia pre-school.

 

 


 Amy Cowen - Pre-school Assistant

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Amy joined Acacia in January 2016 and works 4 mornings a week.  She is a qualified paediatric first aider


Janet Mulchinock - Pre-school Assistant

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Janet has had many years experience working as a Nanny for families internationally.  She has 2 children and holds an OFSTED recognised Level 3 qualification.  She has 2 children and works in the pre-school 4 mornings a week.

 


Please Note

Acacia Pre-school are committed to the continuing development of staff to maintain the highest standards of care. The above profiles give a brief overview of the official qualifications and experience of individuals in the Acacia Staff Team but a full record of training courses attended by all staff is available to view on site.

 

 

 


 

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