My name is Rochelle. I am a mum of two grown up children, a son aged 34 and a daughter aged 30. I have been in the early years sector spanning three decades and my interest in childcare began when I had my children. I studied to become a Montessori teacher which led to my setting up my two Montessori Schools, based in Buckinghamshire and Surrey. Whilst running the schools, I continued studying towards my degree in Early Childhood Education. I had the study bug and so continued on to qualify as an Early Years Teacher. I decided to sell my schools after 21 years as I decided to embark on a Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management in Education with the University of Reading.
I have worked in several Independent and Corporate day care settings and have acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience. Additionally, I have been an early years consultant supporting nurseries through their compliancy and mock Ofsted inspections. I am currently on a shadowing inspectors programme with Ofsted.