Early Years Consultancy

Helping you put the pieces together

Early Years Consultancy

At Jigsaw we work with you and your team to be able to achieve best outcomes for children. We are passionate about ensuring you are promoting excellent practice and be able to have IMPACT on children's lives. Jigsaw understands the needs of all your staff, yourself and the children and will ensure that we will ignite passion back into your work.

We aim to deliver high quality training and bespoke consultancy to all Early Years, including childminders, pre-schools and full day care settings. We also are able to provide a Quality Improvement Inspection (Qii’s) service which will enable you to be ready for your inspection and shine throughout the process. This will be completed by an ex early years inspector with years of experience in managing OUTSTANDING settings.

I needed a Safeguarding course suitable for Ofsted and had been let down by a number of people. Jigsaw EYC helped me by organising an inhouse bespoke training at very short notice. Friendly approachable manner, the course was calming, informative and enjoyable
— Julia Coates, Manager at Priory Park Preschool, Park Gate

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It all started when...

It became apparent how important training was within Early Years. The need became more noticeable when funding stopped for free training and we had to source our own to expand our staff’s knowledge.

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. 

Jigsaw provided a well delivered course with all the information I needed to ensure I am confident should I ever have to put my safeguarding policy into practice. I liked the trainer’s friendly approach
— Lynda Hall, Childminder Basingstoke

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 in 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 Vanessa became a #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.

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

quality improvement inspections

We provide an exceptional service which helps you deliver best outcomes for children and know how show IMPACT within your setting. We will visit your setting and deliver our Quality Improvement Inspections (Qii’s) to help you SHINE on the day when OfSTED finally visit.

We will follow the inspection handbook covering:

  • Leadership and Management

  • Teaching, learning and assessment

  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare

  • Outcomes for Children

We provide a report within three days and give you a support call within a week. We are also able to offer monthly mentor meeting via zoom to provide a service for managers who need some guidance and advice with their own journey. 

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Get in touch

Please contact us on the email or telephone number provided or alternatively, fill out the form below.

Call: +447788 474 147

Email: vanessa@jigsaweyc.com

early years consultants

Jigsaw works with:

  • Day nurseries, preschools, and childminders

  • Leaders and Managers and owners of Early Years settings

  • All early years practitioners within those settings

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