Sammie Vale – Setting Manager

Sammie has been our Setting Manager since September 2019. She is a Level 6 qualified Primary School Teacher and is extremely passionate about early education. Sammie prides herself on building excellent relationships with the staff, parents and children within her care and feels passionately that the links between Acorns and home are key to children’s success. Sammie has a level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification.


Kim Sadler – Deputy Supervisor

Kim joined us in the spring term of 2011 and has completed a Level 2 and Level 3 whilst working at Acorns, Kim was appointed Deputy Supervisor in September 2012 and is our designated SENCO. Kim is the current safeguarding lead, our behaviour co-ordinator and has a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification.


Susanna Morgan – Deputy Supervisor

Susanna joined us in September 2011 and is qualified to Level 3 equivalent in Early Years (NNEB). She completed a Level 3 Forest Schools qualification in Spring 2016 and is our Forest Schools Leader. In November 2016 Susanna was promoted to Deputy Supervisor alongside Kim Sadler. Susanna has a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification.


Gina Rayner – Preschool Practitioner

Gina joined us in spring 2015 and completed her Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification in July 2016. Gina and has a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification.


Emma Pegg – Preschool Practitioner

Emma is a Level 6 qualified Primary School Teacher. She joined us in September 2018 and has recently completed Safeguarding Refresher training. She has a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification.


Rebecca Fletcher – Preschool Practitioner

Rebecca joined us in December 2016 and has a NNEB qualification.


Lorraine Aust – Preschool Practitioner

Lorraine is CACHE Level 3 Early Years qualified. She joined us in September 2018 and has recently completed Safeguarding Refresher training and a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification.