Charmaine Leach has been a dedicated professional in the Early Years field for over 30 years. She started her journey at the age of 17 as a volunteer. Her commitment to this sector reflects her deep passion for nurturing young children and ensuring they receive a strong foundation. Her career began with volunteering. She later pursued her Level 3 qualification in childcare by attending college part-time while working. This marked the beginning of her educational journey in the field.
Charmaine’s desire for knowledge and growth led her to achieve a Foundation Degree in Early Years, a Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management, and a Level 3 Award in Education and Training. She also earned an Assessor’s Award for her expertise.
She shared her knowledge and experience as an Early Years Assessor. Charmaine worked as a Tutor for a period before returning to nursery settings, where her heart truly belonged.
Throughout her career, Charmaine Leach spent 18 years in management roles within the Early Years sector. Currently, she serves as an Early Years Manager in a group of nurseries, primarily focusing on ensuring high-quality education.
Charmaine’s passion lies in training and sharing her expertise with fellow practitioners. Her ultimate goal is to positively impact as many children’s lives as possible by providing them with excellent care and education.
Outside of work, Charmaine Leach resides in Birmingham with her partner of nearly 35 years. She is proud to have supported her grown-up daughter, who also works with children in the same city.
in the Early Years sector have taken her to various settings across the West Midlands, including Children’s Centres, where she had the privilege of working with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families. These experiences have driven her commitment to offering the best learning opportunities to every child.
As an Early Years Manager, strategic team member and MBK trainer, Charmaine’s role involves supporting and developing a team of practitioners who share her passion for quality childcare. She takes great satisfaction in passing on her knowledge and experiences to staff teams, helping them grow their expertise and contribute to the future of the profession.