Early Years Hub provides credible and highly effective training for the early years and education sector. Online learning experiences offer expert knowledge on many themes including safeguarding, child protection and adult well-being. Courses are presented in an engaging and interactive way in order to meet a variety of learning styles.

About Rachel and Early Years Hub

Early Years Hub was co-founded by Rachel Buckler. Rachel is a highly experienced practitioner, trainer and consultant working with a number of sectors supporting their safeguarding and child protection practices and procedures. Her career, initially in childcare, began over 30 years ago and she holds a number of professional qualifications including the NNEB, a BA Hons in Early Years and Education, PG Certificate in Management, and a postgraduate qualification in leadership, NPQICL.

Rachel’s work in the social care, early years sector has involved the development of many services overtime, she has led and managed a variety of early years provisions, including a Sure Start Local Programme and numerous Children’s Centres and early years settings. Her role as a strategic lead in a Local Authority Early Intervention Service involved taking responsibilities for designated safeguarding lead across a wide range of services. She continues to work with Local Authorities delivering training and support for early years practitioners.

The Early Years Hub provides training and consultancy for nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and out of school providers. Rachel has been an early years inspector and still works closely with Ofsted in the context of her role as co-chair of the North West Ofsted Big Conversation.


The online training revolution has begun, and we are very much part of it! We have thought carefully about how we can offer you the best online experiences that provides your essential training in a way that works for you.

The Benefits:

  • Take the training wherever and whenever you choose. Be it at work or at home, this is up to you.
  • Watch the content at you own pace. Whether you have 15 minutes spare or a whole evening. You decide how much to watch and when.
  • Content is delivered to meet all learning styles ensuring that interactive approaches, course presentation and downloadable resources engage learners. Hands on experiences provide similar to that of being in a training room.
  • Receive relevant updates and benefit from the expert knowledge of well- known and credible trainers.
  • Engage in our blended courses that offer both online and live, virtual access with the trainer to discuss course content and to ask questions.

Early Years Hub helps walk you through training courses, taking away the complexity of a real-life training room whilst retaining their interactive nature.