Rachel Buckler Associates

Educational consultancy and training

Welcome to the website of Rachel Buckler Associates

About Rachel Buckler

Rachel is a highly experienced practitioner, trainer and consultant working with a number of sectors supporting their safeguarding and child protection practices and procedures. Her career initially in childcare began over 30 years ago and 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 Buckler Conference Speaker and Presenter

NEW: Safeguarding Hub

The Safeguarding Hub is a ground-breaking online online resource centre for Early Years Safeguarding training, information, updates, assessment tools and downloadable resources. For only £350 per year you can access thousands of pounds worth of expertise, and get regular updates as guidance and legislation changes.

Already signed up? Click HERE to go to the Safeguarding Hub Dashboard.

Early Years Hub

Rachel co-founded the Early Years Hub which provides training and consultancy for nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and out of school providers. She has been an early years inspector and still works closely with Ofsted in the context of her role as co-chair of the North West Ofsted Big Conversation.

NEW: Online Safeguarding Training for Nannies and Home-based Carers

Rachel has recently finished designing a new online training course aimed specifically at Nannies and carers based in a child’s home, where there may not be the same infrastructure and support available that is found in other Early Years settings. The course can be taken in your own time, all in one go or in sections, and includes a downloadable workbook AND a live Zoom session with Rachel once the course is finished to cover any questions you may have. You even get a certificate at the end!

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New Book Available Now

Rachel’s new book Developing Child-Centred Practice for Safeguarding and Child Protection – Strategies for Every early Years Setting is now available; further details about the book including some amazing sector reviews can be found on the publisher’s website where you can order your copy.

Ofsted Interview – Safeguarding and Child Protection

Rachel recently interviewed Julie-Ann Morris from Ofsted about the education inspection framework for the Early Years; click the video to the left to watch the full interview! For information and support on safeguarding and child protection check out the Safeguarding Hub, an on-line dynamic resource for all things safeguarding and child protection in the early years.

To find out more about Rachel’s consultancy, training and audit work, to start a conversation about how she can help your professional practice or to book Rachel to speak at conferences or seminars (both online and in person) please visit the contact page and get in touch!