My Background

Since 1987 I have been working with children or with people who work with children. I have a wide range of experience from a Research Nursery Nurse at the local hospital through to being a Group manager for a number of nurseries in the Hampshire area.

I gained my Early Years Professional Status in 2008 at Winchester University and have since qualified as an Assessor and Internal Verifier for Early Years. I am a qualified teacher in Early Years and lecturer for the Foundation Degree. I am trained as a Safeguarding instructor and have been a Freelance Inspector in Early Years. I feel the range of experience I have enables me to give advice and consultation to people who work in Early Years.

Children are an important part of our lives and society. We need to show we are making an IMPACT and this is where we can help you. Staff and your team are an important part of their lives.

My passion is to support nurseries and childminders to be the best they possibly can and enable them to face the inevitable and diverse challenges that looking after children can raise. Experience allows me to appreciate and understand the current Early Years Guidelines and provide extensive knowledge on how to achieve an inspiring and stimulating environment for the children in your care. I pride myself on being approachable and therefore am able to give honest advice on how to create a sustainable, fun, and high-quality learning environment to achieve the best outcomes for children.

In 2018 I became the #1 best selling author of ‘Are you ready for your inspection?’ and trainer of “Are you ready for your inspection” online programme for the whole staff team.

I am also the founder of the accredited #JustQuality Award which promotes a whole team approach for showing your settings journey.

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MEET THE JIGSAWEYC TEAM

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Lucy Brewer

Operations Manager

Lucy is the one that helps to make all of our ideas happen, by delegating tasks and supporting us all along the way!

She is also the Assessor for our Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and is currently loving every minute of it!

Lucy has a wealth of knowledge on adding quality in early years with her background in day nurseries.
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Anthony Lansdowne

IT Support

Anthony comes from a preschool background as well as having a skill on keeping us all calm in the Jigsaw hub when it comes to tech.

He helps to create and design pages for the website and support our customers with any issues they may encounter!

He also edits and manages our “Are You Ready” podcast, and makes sure I remember to record them!
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Joanne Clare

Business Admin

Jo is our business administrator and is in charge of supporting customers and ensuring you all receive your training links and certificates!

She also helps to send out all of our orders and ensure that everyone receives their post within the
timeframe!

Jo also has many years of experience in Early Years and is ready to answer your queries.