​Bachelor of Science (First-class Honours) in Social Sciences with Social Policy ​

BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing)

Qualified Ofsted Early Years Inspector 

CACHE Level 3 Award in Playwork for Early Years and Childcare Workers

Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector (PTTLS+)

Level 3 Certificate in Management ​

Prince2 Foundation

Examples of recent Continuous Professional Development   
Every Child a Talker (ECAT)       
Risk Benefit Assessments      
Safer Recruitment     
Ofsted Early Years updates       
Concern Driven Inspections     
EYFS Inspection Framework from Nov 13     
Managing Performance through Supervisions and Appraisals      
Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Moderation     
Domestic Violence and the Effect on Children   
Safeguarding for designated persons      
Common Assessment Framework      
Mellow Parenting     
Solihull Approach - Foundation Training    
Supporting Breastfeeding

Since her mid teens Julia has always known that she wanted to work in some way in the childcare sector. She has been fortunate to have pursued a varied and rewarding career to date that has achieved this ambition. Since leaving full time education her passion, knowledge and experience in helping to ensure children receive the best start in life has only increased. She has been fortunate to have worked in a wide range of roles including; Ofsted Inspector, Nursery Manager, Local Authority Advisor, Playscheme Co-ordinatior, Nanny and roles with in Children’s Centres.