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Before working as a nurture consultant I worked in the field of children and young peoples participation for over 10 years. I have a depth of knowledge
and experience of involving children aged 2 -19 years in making decisions, being involved in strategic planning and co-production of projects. I have worked with children and young people across the age groups in informing local councils on their views, contributing to local developments of parks, housing estates and new buildings. I have also worked with disabled young people in co designing and producing two travel projects and working with a photographer and designer to produce travel guides. I have also trained and worked with children and young people in recruitment of staff.

I write and deliver training to suit each individual team/setting


Examples of participation training I have delivered...


  • Listening to children


  • Involving children and young people in assessments


  • Involving children and young people in staff recruitment

Books I have written

on participation...


Listening to Young Children

in Early Years Settings

A practical guide
published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Shortlisted for the

Teach Early Years 2019 Award

‘Your delivery is fantastic - engaging, packed with theory matched by practice. The delegates were very appreciative of all that you gave to them - and I was particularly grateful for the ways in which you helped us understand more about early years and participation’.
Church of England Training

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