Members of the Foundation Focus team are qualified in early years and all currently work in early years settings. We have an in-depth understanding of child development, best practice, managing people and the business of educating children. We also understand how to run a business, get the best out of a staff team and meet the requirements of Ofsted at an Outstanding level.
Tricia Wellings, NNEB, BA (Hons), EYT, ATLS
Tricia is the Chief Executive of a Midlands nursery group and the Early Years Director for MBK Training, a specialist early years training company. She qualified as NNEB and achieved a BA (Hons) in Early Education Studies and Early Years Teacher Status. Tricia then went on to achieve her PTLLS and CTTLS in order to teach adults. She has also run a group of day nurseries for 17 years and trains her own teams.
Her passion for and knowledge of owning and running a nursery group and the issues within the sector that affect them is second to none. She also continues to keep herself updated through regular meetings with PVI groups, Local Authorities, Ofsted Big Conversation and Conferences. You can also follow Tricia on her popular blog at www. mbktraining.co.uk/news.
Victoria Vann, NNEB, BA (Hons)
Victoria is the Founder and Managing Director of two Outstanding nurseries in the West Midlands, the latest of which was in April 2016. She started her career as a trainee Nursery Nurse at the age of 16 and went on to complete her NNEB. Furthermore she completed numerous qualifications including HNC, HND followed by the BA (Hons) in Early Education. She has since completed her D32/33 assessor’s award.
In 2007 having worked in a variety of different roles and day care establishments Victoria took the step of opening her own nursery, She strives to ensure everything is carefully planned to reflect her exceptional high standards and vision for a vibrant, stimulating environment where children can thrive.
Nikki supports the work of Foundation Focus through her ad hoc involvement in the various projects. She is a seasoned early years professional, having managed outstanding nursery settings for over 20 years. Nikki works as a Curriculum Co-ordinator across two outstanding settings. Nikki helps ensure the curriculum is embedded in all aspects of everyday practice. She is also working as part of the management team to drive the nurseries forward. Her input and comment on our various projects is invaluable to the work of the business.