Ingrid Howell

Early Years Consultant

About Ingrid

My name is Ingrid Howell, and I am the managing director of Bright Start Early Years Consultancy with over 30 years’ experience working in early years.  

My professional qualifications include.

  • BA, Hons Degree (first class) in Children’s Development and Learning
  • Level 3 Ofqual regulated Safeguarding Instructor
  • City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Further Education Teaching
  • Cache Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young people’s Mental Health
  • Level 3 Award in Anxiety Disorders in Children

I consider myself as being an organized, self-motivated Early Years Professional with a wealth of experience in childcare and education. I always strive for perfection and enjoy supporting and leading others to achieve their goals. I can work under pressure and have a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem solving. I also have a natural drive to see things through to completion and am motivated by success. My philosophy is to be honest with settings I work with, to quickly identify areas where we can make maximum impact and to work immediately to make rapid progress.

I consider myself as being an organized, self-motivated Early Years Professional with a wealth of experience in childcare and education. I always strive for perfection and enjoy supporting and leading others to achieve their goals. I can work under pressure and have a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem solving. I also have a natural drive to see things through to completion and am motivated by success. My philosophy is to be honest with settings I work with, to quickly identify areas where we can make maximum impact and to work immediately to make rapid progress.

“Ingrid worked as a consultant at the nursery I'm based in, she provided insightful, useful & up to date training on all the key issues a nursery practitioner should know. Her training sessions were thorough & kept you engaged throughout. I feel very privileged to have had her support, guidance and advice on many occasions. She's a wonderful teacher and I've learnt a lot from her in covering many aspects of childcare.”

Professional Background

My professional portfolio includes a wealth of experience of working in childcare, including overseeing the management of a portfolio of eight nurseries during my role of Director of Childcare. This included opening new settings, supporting them through to maturity and collaborating with managers and staff to ensure that high standards were always maintained. My duties included, staff recruitment, budget control, developing policies and procedures and overall evaluation of the quality of the care and education within the nurseries. I feel that my hands-on experience as a Childcare Director, enables me to appreciate the everyday challenges that working in childcare brings.

“Ingrid worked as a consultant at the nursery I'm based in, she provided insightful, useful & up to date training on all the key issues a nursery practitioner should know. Her training sessions were thorough & kept you engaged throughout. I feel very privileged to have had her support, guidance and advice on many occasions. She's a wonderful teacher and I've learnt a lot from her in covering many aspects of childcare.”

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If you’re looking for a consultant to help in your Early Years setting, contact us for more information.

Contact us

If you’re looking for a consultant to help in your Early Years setting. Contact us for more information.