Early years participation trainer & consultant
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I have worked for a national children's charity for 20 years. During this time I have managed participation work for a local authority, managed Gypsy and Traveller play work and led on participation training across the country. My background
is in early years, I started out with an NNEB and then went on to achieve a BA honours in Early Childhood Studies and
an MA in Early Years Education. I have a wide range of experience in working with children and young people across the ages; from working closely with nurseries and children's centres advising them on their practice to working with older teenagers around issues of mental health. I am also a qualified Paws b mindfulness teacher for primary aged children.
I currently work as a freelance Nurture consultant with Brighter futures in Bath, in this role I support children through their transition into school.
During the last 10 years I have also worked freelance as a trainer and consultant. I have trained a wide variety of practitioners and teams and I work across the country.
Some examples of these are:
Social services teams
Nursery’s / pre-schools/ children’s centres/ play workers
Children’s Society teams
Further education students
Higher education students
Key note speaker at an inclusion and early years conference - B&NES
Speaker at B&NES transition conference
Ofsted early years and social care inspectors in the south west