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.


 

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.

 

 


 

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Sarah Hodges

Hi, my name is Sarah Hodges, I started at Little Acorns in 2015 as supply, then in the summer after finishing college I started full time. I have Level 3 in Childcare and Education. In June 2018 I got married and had some time off work. In my spare time I spend it with my family. I enjoy going to Denmark to see family over there.

 

 

 


 

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Amy Pool

My name is Amy Pool, I’m 18 years old and I have a Cache Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. I was a student at Little Acorns for a year and I am now a full time member of the team in the Baby Room. In my spare time I enjoy reading, listening to music and going to concerts.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Laura Wakelam

Hello, my name is Laura Wakelam and I am the Office Administrator. I have been with Little Acorns since August 2017. In my spare time I spend time with my family and my Chocolate Labrador. I also enjoy reading, spending time with friends and going on holiday.

 

 

 

 

 


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 have recently completed my Level 5 Diploma. 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.


 

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.


 

 

 

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Fiona McIver

I was a Primary School teacher for 20 years and now I am enjoying my time working in the Baby Room.

In my spare time I enjoy going to the cinema and gardening in my little garden.