Early Childhood Business Consultant
Hi and welcome to my space, I am Tracey Thornhill, an Early Childhood Business Consultant. I have designed my courses to bridge some of the gaps within our sector; most leadership teams are experts in the care and education side of their role, but some may need support in the business area.
My personal philosophy is that a happy team = happy children = happy families = successful centre (the rest falls into place with lots of hard work, commitment and passion!) And that is the foundation of my courses.
I have been a leader within the Early Childhood sector for 25 years, originally from the UK (sorry about the broad Yorkshire/Lancashire accent on the videos!) Originally as a business owner in the out of school sector, I then emigrated to Adelaide Australia and continued my career as a childcare Centre Director, Area Manager, National Performance Manager and General Manager. I have successfully implemented business and operational strategies within my services that have had incredible success, and have worked practically across different parts of the world.
My qualifications include Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Children's Care, Learning and Development (Level 8), Graduate Diploma in Management (NVQ Level 5 UK), Early Years Professional Status (UK), Level 3 in Assessing (UK).
I was also very privileged to attend the Reggio Emilia Study Tour in 2017 - the highlight of my career.
Now I want to impart my 25 years of knowledge, systems and savvy business methods to empower other Early Childhood Professionals to become successful and confident in the business side of their role.