Esther Gray, NNEB, BTEC L6 Advanced Professional Investigative Practice, BTEC L4 Professional Tactical Foot & Mobile Surveillance, BTEC Advanced L3 Surveillance Practice, Stage 2 BSL, Specialist Teacher Assistant Certificate
Early Years Consultant
Esther is a renowned and respected expert in early years education and regulation in England. She qualified as NNEB and achieved level 6 qualifications in Investigative Practice while working for Ofsted.
For four decades she has honed and used her skills to support and advise providers of childcare and education. Until retirement from Ofsted in March 2017, Esther was focused upon the legal requirements, regulatory matters and compliance with the EYFS required by the Department for Education.
In her 16 years working for Ofsted, Esther has carried out countless inspections of childcare. Her expertise extends beyond the handling of complaints about registered providers of early years childcare, which she has done many times and formed the basis of her role with Ofsted, into dealing with complaints made about Ofsted. Thus giving her a unique insight into the mechanisms of how Ofsted themselves work when dealing with a complaint from either side.
Esther’s skills and expertise have been sharpened by her experience as a practitioner of childcare: as a childminder and in support of children with disabilities in schools.
Esther has a passion for the safety and well-being of children. Since retirement, she is now proud to be a volunteer working for NSPCC as part of their schools’ service to keep children safe from harm. Esther is currently supporting and advising providers who aspire to be outstanding in the care and education they provide to children and families.
We are delighted here at MBK Training to be joining with Esther to offer out her unique set of skills to Early Years Providers on a consultancy basis or as a situation arises. Whether you want to have an ‘Ofsted’ eyes view cast over your setting or some advice and support in dealing with any kind of Ofsted related issue then Esther will be able to support and advise you accordingly.