Rachel Buckler Associates brings together a whole range of experienced trainers and consultants working across a number of sectors as experts in the fields of:

  • First Aid
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Child Protection and Child Development.
  • Early Years Pedagogy

We are pleased to collaborate with a number of established colleagues and businesses.

Here are some of our associates:

Health and Safety Solutions North West
Health & Safety Solutions (NW) Ltd

Health and Safety Solutions (NW) Ltd brings together training, information, support and advice for those working in Schools, Colleges and Workplace establishments.

Our training courses provide high quality, affordable training, delivered to meet the needs of our customers. Our First Aid courses are awarded by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB). Our safeguarding courses are endorsed and quality assured by a number of Greater Manchester Local Authorities.

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Safe Schools Systems

The aim of Safe Schools is to help you to achieve an outstanding judgement within the new OFTED framework in terms of Behaviour and attitudes and Personal Development.

We achieve this by providing your staff with the knowledge and skills in

  • Understanding behaviour
  • Communication
  • De-escalation
  • Restrictive and Non-restrictive Physical Interventions
  • Restorative Practises
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Alice Sharp


I am fascinated with people and what makes them tick; what challenges them and what delights and inspires them.

This curiosity and intrigue gives me a unique and different perspective on children and the journey they take.

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Early Years TV: Kathy Brodie

Learn from leading Early Years experts to improve and inspire your practice and better support the children in your care.

With Early Years TV Premium you get access to all of our amazing interviews with the very best Early Years experts – current, past and future – for as long as you remain a member. There are currently over 150 interviews – and you get instant access to every one when you join. You can choose the videos to suit your own personal development needs and interests, whether that is children’s play, safeguarding, being outdoors, Special Educational Needs or just new ideas to freshen up your practice. You also get a personalised, dated CPD certificate for EVERY video you watch.

Partnership Testimonials

Rachel’s work as both trainer and facilitator is outstanding. Her attention to detail and ability to draw on substantial safeguarding, child-centred and multi-agency experience across all sectors allows for well-informed and nuanced delivery, which enriches the learner experience considerably. Participant satisfaction in her sessions has been unanimously favourable. I would have no hesitation in commissioning her again or recommending her as a high quality deliverer of up-to-date and well-informed safeguarding, child-centred and multi-agency practice training and development.

Ian Currie, Senior Lecturer and Early Years Pathway Leader, Edge Hill University

We have worked closely with Rachel for many years and she has provided excellent support on many levels. She has taken care of most of our training needs in particular in regards to safeguarding. Rachel has helped to organise group safeguarding training for our staff and has also helped the management team to feel confident in being designated safeguarding leads. Rachel has always kept us fully informed of any new legislation which has ensured we deliver the best possible outcomes for our children. Recently, Rachel has really supported us through a recent OFSTED experience, she gave help and guidance and we were able to put things into place effectively. When the new OFSTED framework was published she was a great person to contact with any questions and she would always reply quickly and in detail to put us at ease. We have been truly grateful for the support and training that Rachel has given us through the years and we will continue to use the services she provides.

Sarah Whittle, Deputy Manager, Little Holcombe Nursery, Bury

I have known Rachel for over 6 years now and have always used her company for all training needs in both past and present organisations that I have owned and managed. One of the main reasons for our continued professional relationship is that she actually takes the time to discuss our needs and really aims to gain an understanding of the issues to address within any training packages she delivers. This bespoke and unique approach, where requirements are identified collaboratively, enables the growth and development of any staff team.

It is rare to meet someone with the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience, not only in Early Years but also the Social Care arena, that Rachel possesses. Her ability to cascade this knowledge to an audience, regardless of their starting points, is a great strength. Her training courses in my opinion are always exceptional, inspiring and informative.

Rachel has a warm and friendly approach and quickly develops a mutual trust with customers and delegates alike. I would therefore recommend Rachel to meet your training and personal development requirements and know that this would be delivered with care, dedication and professionalism.

Abi Ralphs, Manager , New Spring Family Care, Preston