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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’s work in the social care, early years sector has involved the development of many services overtime, she has led and managed a variety of early years provisions, including a Sure Start Local Programme and numerous Children’s Centres and early years settings. Her role as a strategic lead in a Local Authority Early Intervention Service involved taking responsibilities for designated safeguarding lead across a wide range of services. She continues to work with Local Authorities delivering training and support for early years practitioners.

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.

Rachel Buckler speaking at the Early Years Alliance Conference

Rachel has written a number of published articles on safeguarding and child protection and has spoken at national conferences and events on the subject also.

To discuss any element of Rachel’s work and how it can help shape your professional practice, or to book Rachel to undertake training in your organisation or speak at your event, please get in touch!

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