About

Emma Dean

Emma DeanI am a committed and enthusiastic Early Years Practitioner, Professional and Consultant. I inspire and motivate others to explore new ideas, critically examine their practice, undertake creative thinking and challenge them to be high quality providers of care and education. As a practitioner myself, I understand the day to day challenges of early years practice, and believe I have a sympathetic and realistic approach.

My Experience & Qualifications

My skills have been developed over an 11 year career in Early Years. My advisory role, delivering support as part of local authority quality improvement programme, has enabled me to develop a wide range of skills and I am passionate about supporting others to achieve. I have worked with a wide variety of childminders, pre-schools and nurseries.

  • Personally, achieved an Ofsted outstanding grade twice as a childminder
  • Supported many settings and childminders in achieving good and outstanding Ofsted outcomes.
  • Early Years Professional Status (EYPS)
  • First class honors degree in Education and Training studies
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (PTLLS)
  • A satellite member of Hampshire Services for Young Children as a Hampshire Leading Foundation Stage Practitioner (LFSP)
  • Support childminder and mentor for newly registering childminders in Hampshire
  • Tribal freelance Early Years inspector
  • Enhanced DBS

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Jacqui Good

Jacqui GoodHaving very young twins myself, I understand the need to provide high quality care and education for children in early years and am passionate about working to support teams to develop the very best practice possible.

My Experience & Qualifications

I have over 20 years experience working in education .Having worked in Leadership and Management of schools both in UK and internationally, as Headteacher, Deputy and Assistant Head, my interest and passion, over the last few years has moved towards to early years of education.

My qualifications and experience include:

  • BA (QTS) Hons in Primary Education from The University of Warwick
  • National Professional Qualification in Headship
  • Local Authority Governor supporting a large primary school with attached pre-school
  • Member of Board of Directors of Septenary Trust, working with seven local primary schools
  • Tribal freelance Primary and Early Years inspector
  • Registered childminder (although currently not minding)
  • Enhanced DBS

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Testimonials

Jo, Deputy Head 2017

Working at a British International School in Asia, it is hard to find the support needed to clarify and benchmark our standards, ensuring that they match up to those in the UK. When we needed to moderate a supporting EYFS exemplification document Step by Step EYC came to the rescue across the miles! Their experienced and knowledgeable feedback both reassured us and challenged our thinking on some of the exemplars, providing just the professional dialogue we were missing. Thank you Step by Step EYC!

Jo, Deputy Head 2017

Bridget, Childminder 2017

I was feeling totally overwhelmed and under prepared when Emma visited me last summer. She went through my paperwork with me and pointed out what needed doing or changing. Later she sent me a concise list of all the things I needed to do, and a list of things I should consider doing. This list has been so helpful for me. I followed it and ticked all the boxes. Thank you EYC and especially Emma for non judgemental help and support.

Bridget, Childminder 2017

Mel, Childminder 2016

One of the most useful and informative visits I have ever had in my 26 years as a childminder.

Mel, Childminder 2016

Karen, Headteacher 2015

Jacqui provided me with invaluable support as we prepared for our inspection. She observed teaching, helped validate judgements, scrutinised children’s work, assessments and tracking and provided detailed feedback to all my teaching staff and myself. She explained the inspection process clearly, so nothing came as a surprise on the day.

Karen, Headteacher 2015

Adventures in the woods

Expressive arts and design
Early Years Mark Making
A love of books from the earliest age