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"Excellence at Play"

 

 

 

SUMMER TERM - 2021

Mon 19th April - CLOSED for Staff Training

Tues 20th April - Fri 28th May

HALF TERM

Mon 7th Jun - Thurs 22nd July

Fri 23rd July 10am-12pm - Family Fun Day 

 

 

2021-22 Academic Year

AUTUMN TERM

Weds 1st September - Induction Day 

Thurs 2nd Sep - Thurs 21st Oct

HALF TERM

Mon 1st Nov - Thurs 16th Dec

Fri 17th Dec - Christmas Party

 

SPRING TERM 2022

 

Tues 4th Jan - Staff Inset Day

Weds 5th Jan - Fri 11th Feb

HALF TERM

Mon 21st Feb - Fri 1st April

 

SUMMER TERM

 

Tues 19th April - Staff Inset Day

Weds 20th April - Fri 27th May

HALF TERM

Mon 6th June - Thurs 21st July

Fri 22nd July - Family Fun Day

 

 

 

 

 

 


Leigh Smith - Pre-school Manager 

Leigh joined Acacia in February 2013 and 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 and holds a BA in Early Education and Childcare and ‘Early Year’s Professional Status’. Leigh has over 13 years of pre-school education experience and is a qualified paediatric first aider.

 


 Suzanne Peacock - Pre-school Deputy Manager

Suzanne joined Acacia in January 2010 and she works at the pre-school 4 days 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 pre-school.
 


 Cath Harwood-Matthews - Pre-school SENCo

Cath joined Acacia in January 2011 and works 4 days a 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 she works every day.
Pam has 4 children and holds an Ofsted recognised Level 3 qualification. Pam is  also a qualified paediatric first aider.  
 
 
 

Agata Kwiecinska- Pre-school SENCo

Agata started at Acacia in March 2015 as a member of our bank team and is now a permanent staff member working 4 days a week. Agata had a daughter who attended Acacia and she is a qualified teacher, working at a local Polish School on Saturdays.  In September 2020, she  assumed extra responsibilities for our children with additional needs.


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 grown up 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.

 


Gemma Woolford - Pre-school Deputy Manager

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 is on site for all sessions and 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. Helen works 4 days per week. She holds an OFSTED recognised Level 3 qualification and is a qualified first aider. Helen has one daughter who previously attended Acacia pre-school.

 

 


 Amy Cowen - Pre-school Assistant

Amy joined Acacia in January 2016 and works 4 days a week. Amy is a mother of two children, who both attended Acacia and she holds an Ofsted recognised Level 3 qualification. She is also a qualified paediatric first aider. 

 

 


 Michelle Harvey- Pre-school Assistant

Michelle joined the team in January 2018.  Michelle works every day. She is a mother of 2 grown-up children and holds a Level 3 OFSTED recognised qualification and is a qualified paediatric first aider. Michelle is currently studying for her BA in Early Years Education and Childcare. 

 


Maddy Evans - Pre-school Assistant

Maddy joined Acacia in May 2019 as a volunteer, but became a permanent member of staff in September 2019. Maddy works 4 days a week. 

Maddy has been working as a nanny for 3 years and is currently studying for her Level 3 childcare qualification.

 

 


 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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