About Me

After qualifying as a teacher in 2001, I taught in lower primary, and then Early Years, working as an Early Years teacher and a parent link worker at a SureStart Nursery and Children’s Centre with babies, young children and families.  I continue to teach part time, and have also held roles in CSE (child sexual exploitation) and domestic abuse, working in refuge.

As a trainer, I deliver Protective Behaviours, Voice of the Child, and other safeguarding related training to professionals from all agencies who have involvement with children and families.  I have delivered training for Northamptonshire County Council, Leeds City Council, Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit.  I also work with New Life Fostering delivering sessions for their foster carers.

I provided direct work and input with children based on Protective Behaviours as a therapeutic intervention, while supporting staff with planning, activities and resources to engage children in the sessions.  I developed “Tizz Time”, a programme of work for early years, first delivered in Hillfields, Coventry.  Tizz Time is available online in a series of videos, on a YouTube channel of the same name.

Finally, I deliver workshops and write articles for Optimus Education based in London, support a local dance school with their safeguarding, and provide workshops on Trauma Inclusive Practice for teachers of yoga and Pilates.