Rachel is one of 3 co-founders of the Early Years Hub. She holds a number of professional qualifications including the NNEB, a BA Hons in Early Years and Education, PG Certificate in Management, and a post graduate qualification in leadership, NPQICL.

Rachel has extensive experience of working within children’s services, social care, education and early years. She is an experienced practitioner, trainer and consultant having worked with the early years sector for over 25 years. She has developed, led and managed a variety of early years provisions, including a Sure Start Local Programme and numerous Children’s Centres and early years settings. Rachel has held the role of designated lead for safeguarding as service manager for Early Intervention and Prevention services in a Local Authority. She has supported, managed and contributed to the process of Ofsted inspection in nurseries, children’s centres and social care. Rachel has also worked as a freelance early years inspector.