Rachael Underwood
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Early Years Training for Practitioners and Parents


'Rachael first delivered some training to me 14 years ago and it transformed the way I approach conflict resolution with young children. Ever since I have taken every opportunity to attend further training sessions run by Rachael and have always come away informed and inspired.'
Early Years Teacher, Bristol

'Rachael immediately put us at ease with her friendly, and nurturing nature. She allowed a lot of time for group discussion and practical activity, thus allowing us to truly understand the benefits of using the training and how to implement it in our setting.'
Deputy Pre-School Manager, Surrey

'Provided strategies that can be easily implemented straight away. I will definitely be putting some of today's examples into practice.'
Pre-School practitioner, Surrey

'Rachael has fantastic knowledge and imparts it really well.  Very easy to listen to.  Lots of interaction with the group.  Would enjoy attending more of her courses.  First class.'
Pre-School practitioner, Surrey

'Rachael made the day really interesting.  I have a lot of ideas to go away with and use in my setting.  Also made me re think about the way I communicate with the children.'
Nursery School practitioner, Surrey  

'Rachael's training gave me the language to use in order to identify how the children were feeling, how to offer alternative choices and how to move on from a conflict.Thank you so much Rachael. Your advice and training has really helped me develop professionally and as a parent too.'
Parent, teacher and previously a childminder, Bristol

'I never miss an opportunity to encourage the staff at my playgroup to attend any of Rachel's trainings and they always return very impressed and motivated to apply what they have learnt. Rachael is an exceptional trainer.She has the rare skill of managing to make all the participants feel as though she is speaking to them and the workshop approach which she employs never feels intimidating. Her sensitive and humourous manner encouraged me to want to speak out. I always leave her training sessions wanting more.'
Play Group Manager, Bristol

'Very interesting and eye opening.  I really think what I learnt will help with my own children as well as childminding children'
Childminder, Surrey

Feedback from Workshop attendees, on Adult -Child Interaction course, Bristol

'Rachael's knowledge and delivery of her workshops have had a ripple effect on all our lives whether professional or personal.'

'There was a good mix of sitting and listening and doing activities.'

'Very good trainer.  Very knowledgeable and put everyone at ease so we could all express ourselves.'

'I will use the ideas in my work and share this course with my friends.'
'This is one of my best courses I've done.  I got lot of ideas to communicate to my children.'

'Good ideas to make you really think about our interactions with the children and how we can make them more positive.' 

'Rachael was very informative, responsive and encouraging.  I really enjoyed her style of teaching and I learned a lot of information.'  

'I found this workshop very inspiring and useful.  I will aim to use the new ideas in my setting.'

'Absolutely fantastic and inspiring training.  I am so excited to try out these techniques.  Rachael made the group feel totally at ease and ready to learn.  I really feel I got so much out of this training.'

'Rachael made the day really interesting.  I have a lot of ideas to go away with and use in my setting.  Also made me re think about the way I communicate with the children.'

'Excellent workshop, knowledgeable and approachable trainer, practical guidance, a variety of techniques used to teach us, not boring! Very engaging.'

'Explained and demonstrated very clearly.'

'Really encouraging and gave me lots of confidence and willingness to use all the learnt strategies.  Fabulous!'

'Rachael - fantastic teacher - good mix of interaction, knowledge and humour.  Will take away so much to start putting into practice on Monday.  Thank you.'

'Loved the way you helped us experience  'Active Learning' and helped us think about how we can translate it into our own settings'

'I have worked in Early Years for ten years and am still learning.  Rachael's trainings are ALWAYS insightful, fun and inspiring'