Meet Our Team
I have worked in Early Years for over 28 years. My roles have included Registered Childminder, Childminding Network Co-ordinator, Quality Support Consultant and TAQA Level 3 Assessor and Skills Coach. I have led on pre-registration training for childminders for many years within Staffordshire which resulted in a growth of 50 to 100% of childminders achieving Good or Outstanding grades at first inspection. I have sensitively supported a range of settings to reflect, understand and address the points identified during their inadequate or requires improvement Ofsted inspections, empowering them to understand and address the areas for improvement identified, implement effective change, raise outcomes for children and achieve an improved grade.
I have recruited, trained and assessed a NCMA Childminder Network of childminders taking them through accreditation, the network progressed quickly resulting in a waiting list for membership. I completed a PTLS qualification and developed, marketed and delivered a comprehensive range of current, high quality face to face, webinar training and childminder forum workshops. I have achieved a level 4 Leadership & Management qualification and working in partnership with the local Children Centre Co-ordinators, I have supported them to meet identified priorities through case studies, planning and delivery of district workshops and through social media platforms.
On completion of the TAQA Level 3 Assessor and Skills Coach qualification, I worked with young people to mentor, support and assess them against exacting requirements resulting in successful completion of level 3 childcare qualifications.
I currently administrate a closed Facebook group: The Pulse Childminder Group enabling childminders to share ideas and exchange current information, consequently developing best practice and quality improvement in the Early Years sector.