Jenny Barber - Early Years Consultant

Delivering bespoke training & consultancy services for 18 years.


I am offering mini training sessions via video conferencing. These will be sessions of around 60-90 minutes and as interactive as possible, with opportunities to discuss and chat with me and with others from your own setting or maybe a different setting. Handouts will be emailed before the session and you will be sent an invitation to join the session at the agreed date and time. It can be accessed via a desktop, laptop or tablet with an activated microphone and camera. There might be breaks in the sessions so certain tasks can be completed, e.g. if there is a video to watch. Furloughed staff can complete training. You can book a single session for one person or packages. A single session is £10 per person, with reductions if you book a package.For more details please email me

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'The EYFS Inspection in Practice'

Welcome to my website!

I'm passionate about child care and early years and have worked in the field since leaving school. I have been working freelance since 2002, delivering bespoke training for local authorities around the country, for educational organsiations, in a variety of early years settings and schools. I have experience working with Montessori settings and Independent schools. I also regularly contribute to various Early Years publications and have 5 books published.

As well as training, I offer consultancy services including popular mock inspections working with settings to improve quality and maintain continuous improvement, business sustainability and marketing support. For more details see the consultancy services page.


‘Jenny has worked with us for the past year and a half. We engage her services to undertake “mock ofsted” inspections, training and guidance and support following the “mocksteds”.

We have found Jenny to be extremely accurate in her assessments; her guidance and ongoing support has been an invaluable aspect of the nurseries development and improvement.

Jenny is professional and ensures that staff and managers understand their strengths and weaknesses whilst maintaining an approach that is supportive and realistic.’

Nursery Group, Operations Director


'fantastic, spontaneous I felt alert all the time, mindul not to miss anything valuable'

'Jenny's presentation style was engaging and allowed us time for discussion'

'I really enjoyed the content and pace of the course, allowing me time to reflect'

'really helpful and gave us some excellent ideas to take away'

'very interesting and engaging, even the after lunch session was energetic'

'excellent, very interesting and provided real scenarios and advise'

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