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, author and consultant working with a number of sectors in support of their safeguarding and child protection practice and procedures.

Rachel 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

Safeguarding Children Level 2 online blended training

This level 2 safeguarding course is ideal for those working directly with children providing a sound basis upon which to understand safeguarding roles and responsibilities in the early years. Ideal for apprentices, new to the early years or those who need to update and refresh their existing knowledge. The blended model comprises of 5 online modules, a downloadable workbook and a live one hour session to join Rachel and colleagues to consolidate learning and ask questions.

This course can be completed individually or as part of a full team option along with the Designated Safeguarding Lead Masterclass bringing together the whole team for the one hour live session.

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.

Safeguarding Hub

The Safeguarding Hub is an online resource and learning community for all things safeguarding and child protection in the early years.

It provides credible and authentic resources for managers, especially designated safeguarding leads (DSL’s), with content to deliver their own CPD to teams and individuals in their setting. Access to the Safeguarding Hub learning community provides DSL’s with live updates and opportunities to be guided by experts whilst learning from each other.

The annual subscription offers multiple resources on a variety of safeguarding and child protection themes with new content added every 3 months.

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

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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!