This May, Zoe Raven, CEO of Acorn Early Years Foundation, was voted runner-up in 2018 NMT Nursery Top 10 Most Inspirational People. She was commended for her contributions to local nurseries and communities. The Acorn Early Years nurseries have grown from one nursery based in Castlethorpe in 1989 to 11 nurseries,
forest schools and after-school clubs, as well as offering professional training.
Their most recently opened nursery is based in Stony Stratford. This venture looks set to offer some really exciting opportunities for local children and residents in the McCarthy and Stone retirement living properties.
Zoe didn’t start her business with such ambitious plans but when opportunities arose she took hold of them. It’s clear that Zoe loves a challenge and while running her business she has continued with her own professional development. You can be certain there will be other awards. Wishing Zoe and staff at Acorn the best of luck.