Anne has over 25 years experience of working with the early years.
She was the headteacher of a twice outstanding Nursery School and Children’s Centre in an inner city area with high levels of deprivation. Anne also spent many years working in the field of special education and developed and lead an early years inclusion service which supported children in nursery and reception classes. Anne also lead a local authority autism strategy for children and young people aged 2 to 25.
Anne holds an advanced diploma in special educational needs, a masters degree in education, NPQH and a level 7 qualification in Executive Coaching and Mentoring.
Anne is passionate supporting children, families and professionals in the Early Years where she believes excellent and holistic practice can make the most impact. Inclusion in all its aspects is at the heart of Anne’s work.
Anne is also a qualified and experienced mindfulness facilitator and can offer a range of strategies and courses to support practitioners and family well being.
Linden Learning has two spheres – Linden Early Years and Linden Coaching.
Linden Learning’s early years team has built up a reputation in the sector for a deep knowledge of how young children learn and develop. Many of our associates are published authors and have written regularly for popular early childhood magazines. We also work regularly in settings and have a real appreciation of current issues facing staff working in settings across the country.
We understand that time for professional development is precious and will work with you to make sure that all our training is engaging, purposeful and enjoyable. We offer a range of packages to suit differing priorities and are keen to discuss individual needs to tailor support to each setting.
Linden Early Years offers training, consultancy and coaching on all aspects of Early Childhood, including leadership and management.
"Thank you, for a really good training day. The day went quickly and in a ‘good’ way! [It was] presented in an interesting way with a good balance of listening, discussion and video clips.”
Ruth Matthews, Nursery Assistant Alton College Nursery
"Linden Learning have delivered tailor made training for our team and this has had a direct impact on our practice. We believe [Linden Learning] has helped us obtain our outstanding Ofsted rating by keeping us up to date with current inspection framework and delivering the training we need to exceed it. Linden Learning gives great advice to us as individuals and also helps us work more effectively as a team”
April Alderton, Manager Whytebeams Nusery