Our Staff

This is the Acorns team. We have a great mix of strengths and skills to ensure we offer all of our children the broadest range of activities possible. With over 30 years experience there's very little we can't cope with!

Hazel Zanelli is the newest member of the Acorns team, she recently completed a PGCE and specialised in early years. Hazel loves to be outside and has previously run a Forest School style group called ‘Wild Things’ for pre-schoolers in Alice Park. In Acorns Hazel works closely with Sam to run the Forest School sessions, she loves all things outside. Hazel has a passion for literacy and enjoys inquiry based learning.

Hazel is married to Paul, they have two girls.


Juliette works from home as the Administrator and Registration Secretary for Acorns…she is also an ex-parent!   Juliette  has a degree in Law and History and worked in professional services marketing in London for 15 years before moving to Bath 10 years ago.  She is married to Ashley and has two children, a boy and a girl,  both of whom attended Acorns, and who still love coming back to visit as often as they can!