Meet the Team

Sarah Saville

Sarah Saville

Hello I am Sarah Saville and I own and manage the nursery. I bought Little Acorns in December 2011. However I have worked for the company since 1998, then moving to this site in 2004. I thoroughly enjoy working with children and I am a very ‘hands on’ Manager. It is very important to me that I have great relationships with the children and families within my setting. I have many years’ experience after qualifying in 1997 from York College. In my spare time I like reading, spending time with my family and friends and going for lovely walks with my dog.


Jo Watson

Jo Watson

Hello my name is Jo Watson. I have worked at Little Acorns since 2007 and worked in the 2-3s room, I then moved into the pre-school room in 2009 to become the Senior Nursery Nurse and in 2012 I became the Deputy Manager of the nursery. I completed my level 3 at York College after leaving school. In 2007 I went back part time to study and completed the Foundation Degree and then BA Honours in Early Years.


Kaleda Uddin

Kaleda Uddin

Hi I am Kaleda Uddin. I currently work in the pre-school room as Senior nursery nurse at Little Acorns. However I am very proud to have been promoted to Deputy Manager! I thoroughly enjoy working with children. I studied level 3 in childcare and education at York college and then went onto complete my BA Hons in education studies at York St John. I am happily married and have a little boy. I enjoy traveling to Bangladesh to see my family. I love shopping and spending time with my sisters and friends.


Hayley Petch

Hayley Petch

Hello I am Hayley Petch. I have worked at nursery since April 2011. I have a level 3 childcare qualification and I am the Senior nursery nurse in the baby-room. I am also the nursery SENco and I thoroughly enjoy both of these roles. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.


Siobhan Doherty

Siobhan Doherty

Hi my name is Siobhan Doherty. I have worked at Little Acorns since 2010. I work in the 2-3s room which I am Senior Nursery Nurse. I qualified in 2009. Outside of nursery I like to socialise with friends and spend quality time with my son and boyfriend.


Lisa Read

Lisa Read

My name is Lisa Read. I have worked at Little Acorns since November 2014. I have an NVQ level 3 in child care and B-Tec level 2 in team leading. In my spare time I enjoy seeing my family, especially my nieces and nephews.


Emily Hudson

Emily Hudson

Hello my name is Emily Hudson, I am a nursery assistant, working in the baby room. I am currently working towards my Level 3 in Childcare and have been working at Little Acorns since April 2014.I have a level 3 in Health and Social Care. In my spare time I like spending time with my friends and family.


DSCF0523Melissa Wood

Hi My name is Melissa, I have a Level 3 Qualification in Children’s Care Learning and Development, I am currently working towards my Level 5. In my spare time I like to spend time with my boyfriend and family. I like to visit new places and be adventurous.

 

Hayley Emmett

Hayley Emmett

Hello my name is Hayley Emmett. I left college in 2008 and gained a CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education and a level 2 in play work and I have also completed my level 3 in play-work. I am currently studying to complete my level 5 in childcare. I work in the 2-3s room with in nursery and started here in November 2014. I have also been on various training throughout work to keep updated with any new changes within childcare. I live with my husband Mark and our cat Fi.


DSCF0329Rachel Wilkinson

I am Rachel, I am currently finishing off my Level 3 Qualification in Childcare. Once I have finished my Level 3 I would like to gain a new skill such as sign language. In my spare time I like to listen to music, spend time with friends and going on walks.


 

 

Ali Meek

Ali Meek

My name is Ali Meek and I work in the pre-school room. I have 20 years childcare experience and gained my level 2 childcare in 2006. I am married with 2 children and love spending time with my family and friends. In my spare time I love to garden.


 

 

DSCF0528Lucy Cressey

Hello my name is Lucy, I am Level 3 Qualified in Childcare. I also have a Level 3 Qualification in British Sign Language. I first started Little Acorns as a support worker for a deaf child and have since done lots of supply. I have recently started my full time roll in the Baby Room.


 

 

 

Anne Wilshire

Anne Wilshire

Hi my name is Anna. I was born in Harrogate and moved to York 3 years ago. I hold a level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education.
I also have my first aid, food safety, safeguarding and have also done Jabadao training (movement in play).


 

Sarah CockerillDSCF0325

Hi my name is Sarah Cockerill. I have a Cache Diploma in Childcare and Development, with my Food Hygiene and Health and Safety. I enjoy relaxing at home and watching the soaps on TV. I first started as a student in September 2014, then I became supply staff in March 2015 and in June 2015 I became fully qualified and started full time in the Baby Room.


 

 

 

20171010_141629Emily Hardy

Hello, I’m Emily. I have A-Levels in Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies and will be doing my Level 3 Childcare at the nursery. I love working with children and have wanted to do it since I was little. I enjoy going walking with my friends and looking after my pets.