Tricia Wellings


Foundation Focus Ltd / MBK Training Ltd

Studley, England - West Midlands


Tricia Wellings is an award-winning business owner and has been voted one of the 10 most influential people in her industry sector. 

She has worked in early years for over 20 years and has become a well-respected thought leader for the early years sector. During this time, she has gained her NNEB, BA (Hons) in Early Educations Studies, Early Years Teacher Status and more recently her PTLLS, CTLLS and A1 Assessors award. She currently owns 5 children’s’ day nurseries and 5 Out of School Clubs across the West Midlands.
Tricia now uses her considerable knowledge of everything early years from Ofsted to occupancy levels to help other businesses develop their people and build their businesses. As an expert in making the 30 hours funding work for settings and, having trained others on behalf of many local authorities in how to maximize their income from this government initiative, Tricia is ideally placed as an Early Years Advisor and help other businesses to accelerate their profitability.

Her recent successes include:

  • NMT Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Finalist 2018
  •  FSB Employer of the Year West Midlands Finalist 2019
  • Pride of Stratford Business Person of the Year 2019
  • NMT Top 10 Most Influential 2019

Tricia Chairs the West Midlands Ofsted Big Conversation Steering Group. Alongside this Tricia supports many other things early years. She has her own training and resources companies, MBK Training & Foundation Focus. She is one of the PVI representatives on both Worcestershire and Warwickshire Schools Forum. She is on the committee of the Birmingham PVI Support Association. She is also a member of the Warwickshire Early Years Support group and the Worcestershire Independent Providers Group.
It’s fair to say Tricia has a passion for all thing early years.
Tricia lives in Warwickshire and has two (now very grown up) girls, 25 and 22, a dog called Billy and one highly talented partner Paul. Paul is her IT champion and go-to person when things need sorting from IT to maintenance – the ideal partner for any nursery owner and Business Advisor.

Business Information

Foundation Focus is a solutions-based resources company who have developed many toolkits to support early years settings to deliver the EYFS effectively.

From their Award-winning Supervisions Toolkit through to their Ofsted Preparation Pack they have something of interest to everyone in the early years field. If your team need some prompts with Characteristics of Effective Learning or Fundamental British Values – then there are practitioner support products for them as well. They really have thought of everything you might need to develop your business and your team. Established for over 3 years they ensure everything is updated in line with legislation and the current EIF framework.

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MBK Training Ltd delivers CPD Training in all areas of Early Years, Preparing for Inspection and Safeguarding.
We deliver inspiration Early Years Training to develop teams to deliver outstanding childcare. Ask us about our Bespoke Training, Training Days and Safeguarding Specialisms



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