Who's Who

The Little Acorns Staff Team

Caroline Nutting

Caroline is our Manager and joined Little Acorns January 2018. She is a qualifed Teacher with 16years experience in Early Year and is our Desingated Safeguarding Officer. 

Karen Setchfield

Karen is our Deputy Supervisor's and a Key Person and joined Little Acorns in 2005.  Karen has an Early Years Foundation Degree. and is our Equality Needs Coordinator and is responsible for our waiting list. 

Lisa Hubert

Lisa joined the pre-school in 2005 and holds an NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care Learning and Development. Lisa is our third in command, our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, our Expressive Arts & Design Officer and a Key-Person.

Anna Woodcock

Anna is our Forest School Supervisor and joined Little Acorns in May 2006. She holds a (BA Hons) EY (Open) Early Years Degree. She also achieved Early Years Professional Status in July 2013. 


Rajal Patel

Rajal holds a Children & Young Peoples Workforce Diploma Level 3. Rajal is a Key Person and our Health and Safety Officer.

Christine Webb

Chrissy holds an Level 3 Diploma for Child and Young People's Workforce. Early Learning and Childcare Pathway. She is a member of our Bank Staff.

Helen Cotter

Helen joined Little Acorns in 2003, has a  NNEB qualification and helps at Forest School every week, as a member of the Forest School Team. As well as being a trusted member of our Bank Staff team.

Julie James

Julie has a National Diploma in Caring Services (Nursery Nurse) and is a member of our Bank Staff team

Rebecca Perella-Willis

Rebecca has a Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB). Rebecca joined us in 2014 as part of our Bank Staff. However she has now agreed to joined our Permanent Staff Team as a Key-Person. 

Carol Owers

Carol holds an NVQ level 2 in Children's Care Learning and Development and is a member of our Bank Staff team

Ann Coleman

Ann joined Little Acorns in 2017 and is one of our Key-persons, already being a dedicated member of the Committee for a number of years. She has her level 2 Early Years qualification and is studying to acheive her Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT Course) from September 2017

Emma Lodge

Emma joined Little Acorns in September 2017. Emma is a Key-person and is Level 3 qualified 

Wendy Swan

Wendy joined Little Acorns in September 2017 and she is a Key-person to the Butterfly Group. Wendy is Level 2 Qualified and is studying for her Level 3 qualification with Southend Adult College.

Kathryn Potter

Kathryn joined Little Acorns in November 2017 and is Level 3 Qualified. Kathryn joinied Emma as our Key Leader in January 2018 for our Snail group.