Early Years Consultancy

Helping you to enhance the standard of your childcare provision so that staff and children can flourish and grow.

Hi I’m Alex, I offer a bespoke service to suit the needs of individual settings and their staff teams. The children are at the heart of everything I do.

I am passionate about high quality early years education and firmly believe that children will thrive when they feel heard and respected.

I set up Marmalade as I want to share my passion and knowledge with more early years settings.  I have over 20 years experience teaching and leading in schools and private nurseries.

I recognise that Early Years practitioners want to develop their practice through high quality training and consultation.

My approach is fun, hands on and personalised to you.

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how to work with me

 I will support you and work with you to build up your understanding of child development and learning, which in turn will help to build effective routines and strategies for children, families and staff within your setting.

Bespoke consultation at your setting

In-Person Training

Planning Packs

Are you looking for inspiration for your teaching and learning?

Marmalade Planning Packs are bursting with ideas to enhance your continuous provision. They are linked to the ages and stages of development for babies, toddlers and preschool children in your setting. They allow you to set up exciting invitations to play that will hook your children in.

A whole month’s worth of ideas across all 7 areas of learning, written by a qualified teacher with over 20 year’s experience working in Early Years.


I am qualified to level 5 and have been on many training courses, but I can honestly say that I have learnt so much more with Alex.
She is incredibly inspirational and is so passionate about teaching and learning. I am sure that if Alex had a magic wand, her wish would be that every child has access to quality learning experiences.

During training Alex gives stories and personal experiences to help you understand the importance of what you are learning, in turn taking this into your setting. Alex won’t just give you a task, but will explain why.

I have learnt so much from Alex and look forward to gaining so much more inspirational knowledge from her in the future.

Sue Rigby