Our people

P1020326All staff are qualified for their role within the nursery and many have gone on to gain additional qualifications e.g. PDA – Early Education and Childcare and BA Childhood Practice.

As part of our recruitment process all staff are registered with the SSSC and have a Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme record or an enhanced disclosure from Disclosure Scotland. Our staff to child ratio is above those required by the National Care Standards and we have an excellent staff retention record. The majority of our staff have been at Acorn Park for several years, they are mature, highly experienced and take great interest in the care and education of babies and children.


Staff are required to complete an additional 12 hours training per annum, this allows them to keep up to date with any new legislation, registration requirements (SSSC) and aids their professional development, therefore allowing them to provide the best possible care and education for the babies and children.

Most importantly our staff are chosen for their love of children, enthusiasm, kindness and compassion.

Our Secretary, Miss Ashley McGuigan, is responsible for all the administration within Acorn Park.