Qualifications and CPD


1997 – awarded BA (Gen.) European History, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

2000 – awarded BA (Hons.) Combined Studies, Sheffield Hallam University

2001 – awarded Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE-Primary), Sheffield Hallam University

2010 – awarded Early Years Professional Status, University of Northampton

2014 – Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrated Provision for Children and Families in Early Years, Pen Green  ResearchBase/University of Leicester

Recent Training & Continued Professional Development

Working Towards Trauma Informed Practice conference, Northamptonshire, January 2019

Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher training, Northamptonshire, November 2018

GDPR online training, June 2018

Freedom Facilitator Training, Birmingham, November 2017

Domestic Violence Awareness, Northampton, October 2017

Drug and Substance Abuse Awareness, Northampton, October 2017



17 March, 2015  Troubled Families to Early Help Families – 2015 to 2020,  Northamptonshire County Council

12 March, 2015  Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness training, Barnardos for Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board

24 February, 2015  Making Children Safer event, Northamptonshire County Council

29 January, 2015 Safeguarding in Early Years Conference, Cambridgeshire County Council

16 January, 2015 Children in Early Years in Local Authority Care Conference, Northamptonshire County Council

11 December, 2014  Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher Training, Northamptonshire County Council

19 November, 2014   Children and Young People Lecture – “Why should we, and how do we, build local communities with resilient children at their hearts?”,  Prof Aynsley Green, University of Northampton

13 November, 2014  Disguised Compliance Training, Barnardos and Local Safeguarding Children Board Northamptonshire

23 October, 2014  LSCBN Annual Conference, Local Safeguarding Children Board Northamptonshire

21 October, 2014 Protective Behaviours People meeting, PB Training Partnership – Warwickshire

30 July, 2014  Child Sexual Exploitation Training, Northamptonshire County Council

19 June, 2014  Protective Behaviours Conference, Safety Net, Brighton

January 2014   Protective Behaviours Specialist Practitioner 4-day course, PB Training Partnership

October 2013  Working Together to Safeguard Children training, Local Safeguarding Children Board Northamptonshire

25 September, 2013   Team Teach Training, JoGo Behaviour Support

June 2013  “Tales From Tuscany” – Early Years Education in Italy presentation, University of Northampton

March , 2013    MA Module – Leadership Learning Within Early Years Teams, Pen Green Research Base

March, 2013         EAL in Early Years Training Workshop; Gloucester Nursery School and Children’s Centre

February, 2013       Managing Allegations of Abuse, Loatlands Primary School

13 January, 2013     Safeguarding – Raising Awareness in School,  Northamptonshire County Council

5 January, 2013   Protective Behaviours In Early Years Workshop, Protective Behaviours Training Partnership