The Team

Little Acorn Services (LAS) was founded by the three Directors, Cecilia Thomas, Markos Haile and Kate Ramaswamy and they started working together in 1997. The leadership team have over 25 years experience of working with children and young people in the public/voluntary sector and love the work they do.

Cecilia Thomas-
 Managing Director (BSc Social Sciences (Hons), Cert. Psychodynamic Counselling, NVQ 3 Working with young people).

Markos Haile- 
Operations and Marketing Director (BA Business Administration Management, NVQ3 Working with young people).

Kate Ramaswamy-
 Finance and HR Director (MA HRM, NVQ 3 Working with young people, BA History/Sociology (Hons).

Tamu Thomas- Consultant Social Worker (DipSW). Tamu Thomas has over ten years post qualification experience of Child Protection Social Work including, care proceedings, Child Looked After and Children in Need.   Tamu has undertaken a wide range of assessments of children and families including assessments for public and private legal proceedings.

Our business has been providing support, nurturing, listening and empowering “Care Leavers” aged 16-25 since 2005. We started by working specifically with asylum seekers and in 2007 under Little Acorn Services our work widened to meeting the needs of all “Care Leavers” aged 16-25.

All staff at LAS first and foremost have to love working with young people and facing new and exciting challenges! All staff have enhanced DBS, are experienced and qualified with minimum QCF 3 in working with young people and adhere to continuous professional development. Our experience and passion for working with care leavers, teenage parents/babies and with unaccompanied minors means we can provide care and support for a wide variety of individual needs and experiences.