Chris has been at the heart of national policy making in children’s services and education for the past two decades, working for London Councils and later as Executive Director of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS). He has been chair and key member of a range of national policy groups in education and children’s services. He is currently an advisor on education family issues in the House of Lords.
A prolific broadcaster, speaker, author and commentator, he regularly provides media comments for the Home Office and the Department of Children, Schools and Families. He also chairs and speaks at many conferences and seminars, focusing on children’s services and education.
Chris publishes a weekly e-bulletin, Children’s Services Weekly. He is also Children’s Services Editor of Education Journal and writes a regular column for The MJ (Municipal Journal).
Deborah is a member of the BIEA E-League Membership Commission. As one of the founders of a chain of nurseries in the UK called Petit Enfant, she has more than ten years experience in implementing EYFS. 3 of the nurseries founded by her are rated as Outstanding by Ofsted.
Angela is a member of the BIEA E-League Membership Commission. She also is a former Ofsted Inspector who is a specialist in both EYFS and Montessori. She has held a wide variety of senior management positions giving her a vast range of experience in all aspects of EYFS.
Karen is a member of the BIEA E-League Membership Commission. She is also an EYFS expert who set up Carmarthenshire Children’s Inclusion Scheme. She delivers training and quality assurance for the National Day Nursery Association (NDNA).