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Double graduation celebrations at Little Acorns

Posted on Monday 10th September 2018 at 9:59 pm by SH (Editor)

Little Acorns 'graduation' event.

More than a few tears were shed at the Little Acorns Pre-School ‘graduation’ event held at the Jubilee Centre, Bradley Stoke on 13th July, as the older children said goodbye to the setting’s staff before moving on to start their next adventures.

But it wasn’t only the children who were celebrating a graduation as the setting’s manager Amanda Bromley (pictured in back row, second from left) recently completed her postgraduate course in early years initial teacher level 6 training, resulting in her being awarded ‘grade 1 outstanding’ status.

Amanda, who qualified as a primary school teacher from the University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth in 2016, has attended other nurseries and local primary schools over the past year to develop her knowledge of working with children from birth to age 5.

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This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 41). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Festive farewell for Little Acorns staff

Posted on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 10:58 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Noleen Clarke (3rd from left) and Natalie Robbins and some of the children.

Little Acorns Pre-School, based at the Jubilee Centre in Bradley Stoke, said a sad farewell to two long-serving senior members of staff at a special function held on Friday 8th December.

Natalie Robbins, manager, and Noleen Clarke, deputy manager, who have both worked at the setting for 15 years, were given a festive send-off as children staged a Christmas production in their honour.

Speaking of her time at Little Acorns, Natalie commented how lovely it had been to build relationships with local families and, in many cases, care for a succession of siblings coming through the pre-school. Some of the children from her early days have since returned on work experience placements, which she said was particularly moving. She added:

“I’m going to miss everyone at Little Acorns and I would like to wish them all good luck. It’s been an honour being such a big part of the children’s lives and I hope to still see them around in Bradley Stoke.”

Noleen said she would miss working with the pre-school owners, the “brilliant” staff and all the children. She added:

“I can’t believe it’s been 15 years. It’s been very rewarding watching the different generations come through. Every day is different, which makes it such a rewarding experience.”

“Bradley Stoke has become a much more diverse community in recent years and it has been fascinating to learn about the different cultures and languages of our families, who have been so supportive.”

More: Pre-school owners wish the pair well »

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