Tamsin Grimmer

Linden Early Years

, England - South West


Tamsin Grimmer is an experienced Early Years Consultant who has a keen interest in how young children learn and develop.

She has improved outcomes for children as an Early Years Consultant for two local authorities and worked as an Area SENCo, teacher, lecturer and childminder.

Tamsin Grimmer is an experienced Early Years Consultant with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Tamsin believes that all children deserve practitioners who are inspiring, dynamic, reflective and passionate about their learning. When children have the very best start in their early years, they adopt positive dispositions and attitudes to learning. The main way that Tamsin assists with this is through inspiring and motivating those who teach them through delivering training and consultancy. In addition, Tamsin has written several books aimed at educators. Tamsin’s previous roles have included Early Years Consultant for two local authorities, Area SENco, teacher, Mentor for EYP and EYT, PGCE lecturer and outstanding childminder.

I have been working as an independent consultant and trainer for over 12 years and although I am based in the South West I regularly travel around England. My favourite part of my role is planning and delivering training and continued Professional Development sessions for schools, nurseries, pre-schools, childminders, children’s centres and parents/carers. I regularly speak at conferences and am happy to deliver key note speeches and deliver supporting seminars or workshop sessions. I offer consultancy and advice regarding all aspects of Early Years Foundation Stage practice. I have worked with various settings to improve their provision. I support settings to evaluate and review different aspects of their provision with the aim of supporting continuous improvement. We celebrate strengths, look for opportunities to develop practice further and how these developments would benefit the children. We then put together an action plan to try and make these improvements a reality. I offer coaching sessions for leaders, managers and practitioners to support them in their role. I can also offer regular supervision for senior leaders. I deliver interesting and informative sessions aimed at parents covering various topics such as learning through play, phonics and promoting positive behaviour. I can also run baby signing classes and nursery rhyme sessions for parents/carers to attend with their babies or toddlers in your setting.

Business Information

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

“The training was extremely useful and well presented, with lots of useful practise and examples.”

Rachel Bosley, teacher, Slade Nursery School.

“Thanks for an encouraging and inspiring day”

Lucy Driver, Lead Teacher and Safeguarding lead, Grandpont Nursery School

Fantastic pace, use of resources, mix of theory and practice. Very nurturing approach.

Natalie Wilson, Headteacher, Headinton Quarry Foundation Stage School.


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