Trainer profiles

Lisa Gadbsy

Lisa has over 30 years’ experience of working in early years across a range of sectors and services. She has been delivering training for over 15 years and enjoys learning as much from practitioners as the training sessions she delivers.

Lisa’s passion is for the freedom of learning, the powerful role of adults in the early year’s journeys of children and for learning environments that enthuse, invite and excite.

The training Lisa delivers is interactive and participative, but avoids role play at all costs! Lisa aims to share great practice and ensure that you have time to reflect on your current practice and consider
where you’d like to be either as an individual or organisation and how you plan to get there.

James Tunnell

James specialises in supporting adults to create provision that is purposeful and creative. James delivers training around the world specialising around the theme of ‘open-ended.’ James works with  practitioners at all levels to ensure their provision reflects their culture and is the best it possibly can for their children. 

James Hempsall

James is director of Hempsall’s, managing editor of Children’s Centre Leader, and national programme director for Childcare Works. For 30 years he has worked in the children’s services sector driving service improvement, effecting change and leading national implementation of key Government programmes in pre-school learning and childcare.

James’s work has focused on improving learning outcomes for all children with a particular emphasis on least advantaged children, parental employment, equalities, and anti-discriminatory practice. His career has been spent supporting organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors to develop high quality and sustainable childcare, and support families to break the cycles and symptoms of disadvantage and poverty.

In his career, James has delivered training and qualifications in workplace continuous professional development programmes, further education and university. He is a qualified teacher, holding QTLS and is a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training. specialising in supporting leaders and executives to achieve success in work and personal lives.

James received the OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in June 2015 for services to childcare.

Blithfield Safety Training

Blithfield have been delivering First Aid training in the early years and education childcare sector since 2003. We are a member of the First Aid Industry Body who are responsible for the monitoring and regulation of First Aid training providers. All our First Aid courses meet Ofsted/Early Years Foundation Stage requirements and are delivered by qualified and experienced trainers with a comprehensive understanding of the Early Years and Education sectors.

Blithfield Safety have always kept to their principles of delivering first class First Aid training in a unique way, as the company believe the training should meet the required learning requirements, but also ensuring that the training is interesting, enjoyable, and centred around the needs of the individual delegate. We believe that everyone learns in a different way and First Aid training is not a ‘one size fits all’ experience. Our courses are delivered by experienced and qualified trainers that receive continued professional development and we pride ourselves that we continue to receive outstanding reviews every term. 

Coventry Early Years Training

Office hours: Monday - Thursday, 8.30am-5pm and Friday 8.30am-4.30pm

Telephone: 024 7697 5451