Specialist Consultant Support

Specialist Consultant Support

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Carmen

Carmen is a Children’s Occupational Therapist with 5 years of postgraduate training in sensory integration and behaviour analysis.

Carmen works with babies, young children and school-aged children who have difficulties with the practical skills they need to succeed in everyday life, with the aim to enable a child to be as independent as possible in self-care, school work and play.

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Caroline

Caroline has worked with children for 30 years in many capacities. She has many years of experience working very closely with an array of multi-disciplinary professionals.

Caroline has worked with a variety of specific needs, but her main area of expertise and particular interest is in Autism, Aspergers, behaviour management, ADHD and speech and language difficulties and sensory issues.

Her ethos is that EVERY child deserves to be educated and EVERY child deserves to be treated as individuals, and with that, they should all be given the opportunity to grow and learn and have fun.

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Jennifer

Jennifer is a self-employed independent medico-legal case manager with a background in paediatric complex care and specialist paediatric nursing. She works with clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries following accidents or medical negligence, and specialise in working with complex paediatric brain injury and spinal injury clients and their families.

Jennifer supports them with their rehabilitation by sourcing therapists, equipment, accommodation, vehicles and any other items or services that can assist them with reaching their rehabilitation goals and maintaining their health and well-being. She works closely with solicitors, therapists, schools, statutory services and associated professionals to help clients achieve their goals.

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Richard

Richard is the owner of Training Expertise Ltd which provides excellence in remote area safety training; First Aid, Field Safety, Water Safety, Outdoor & Expedition Skills and Driver Training. With a team of trainers who are expedition leaders, outdoor professionals, and fieldworkers, Training Expertise provides high quality, hands-on training for clients ranging from oil and gas companies to schools, from universities to NGOs and charities.

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Chris

Chris has considerable experience in strategically leading and developing large organisations. As Chief Executive Officer of Andover & District Mencap, he delivered a holistic range of services across the Test Valley area to 150 individuals with Learning Disabilities. Working with a Board of Trustee and leading a team that included: Directors of Care, Registered Managers, Support Managers, Support Workers and all business functions he delivered a portfolio of services and support.

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Angela

My name is Ange and I am the director of ACEarly Years Training. I am a proud mother of three grown children, nine gorgeous grandchildren and devoted carer to over 200 delightful kiddies from 1983 – 2004 as a registered childminder.
I was a deeply passionate spokesperson for registered childminders, serving on several voluntary committees as a chairman of the local, county and regional levels and proudly set up the becoming the voice of childminders directly with the chief executive of Ofsted, helping registered childminders gain the professional standard they have now. Through my personal development journey, I gained my diploma on Cache L3 in early years childcare and education, and my academic degree with the University of Greenwich, to become an adult educator. 
In 2004, I became part of the National Childminding Association (NCMA), where I worked for the Hampshire Local Authority Early Years sector as a Childminding Development Coordinator. Physically going into the new children centres and creating childminding groups along with visiting childminders in their homes. I achieved nine wonderful years here, by 2015 I then worked as a freelance for PACEY (formerly NCMA) as a tutor/assessor by teaching the L3 home-based childcare diploma and assessing the assignments of the diploma.

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Gemma

Gemma is a Norland Qualified Nursery Nurse with extensive professional nannying and childcare experience since 1996 and a mother of two children. I have successfully operated my own business (Little Matters) since 2010, through which I provide the following services;
Ad-hoc nannying, Night maternity nannying, Sleep training, Consultancy services, Proxy parenting.

she specialises in providing guidance and support for parents of singletons and multiples with common problems such as sleep training, routine establishment, reflux management, dealing with separation anxiety and post-natal depression, etc, for children of all ages. She is professional, friendly and reliable, and I am keen to help empower parents so that they can better enjoy their children’s early years.

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Jo

I have worked as a childcare consultant the service is bespoke to the family, I work with I draw on 25 years of experience as well as my knowledge of Norland, Montessori and play therapy. Supporting parents and children in their homes during challenging moments, giving birth arrival of siblings, divorces, school exclusions general behavioural issues.

I assess the child’s needs using an SDQ and observation then inform the parents via a written and verbal report of my observations, I set out step by step guides and work with the children and parents to achieve the goal. I find that a child will present one type of behaviour and when we dig into the situation around the behaviour, I often discover the child is just reacting to the environment and the people around them.

This can lead to challenging conversations. I am used to being the professional that works on the child’s behalf between parents and other professionals. I am used to having diplomatic, professional and often challenging conversations while being ethical and empathic. I am very patient and want families to own their own strategy, helping them feel empowered by the choices they make, with guidance and support. This is the Montessorian in me the method of teaching realises on human nature and that you want to move forward doing it in your own way.