JIGSAW Early Years Consultancy

Adding IMPACT in Early Years.

At JIGSAW we work with you and your team to achieve the best outcomes for children. We are passionate about ensuring you are promoting excellent practice and that you are able to have IMPACT on children’s lives. JIGSAW understands the needs of all your staff, yourself and the children.  Our aim is to ignite and fuel the passion within you and your teams for the work you do.

We aim to deliver high-quality training and bespoke consultancy to all areas within Early Years, including childminders, pre-schools, and full daycare settings. We are also able to provide a Quality Improvement Inspection (Qii’s) service which will enable you to be ready for your inspection and to shine throughout the process. This will be completed by an ex early years inspector with years of experience in managing OUTSTANDING settings.



This is your journey to show how you are able to achieve #JustQuality Award

Within the 6 IMPACTS, you will be able to demonstrate how you are making a difference in children’s lives through their learning and development alongside your effective teaching and facilitating.



Develop your skills through our dedicated online training programmes. These programmes have been developed to provide you with up to date knowledge and information to support anyone working within Early Years. Our bespoke training platform, enables you to track your progress and print off your certificate upon completion.



The Inspection Hub is the go-to place to give you advice and knowledge on anything to do with early years inspections

  • Members Only area
  • Masterclasses 
  • Free downloads
  • “Ask the Inspection Hub”
  • Hot Topics
  • Ofsted and the inspection process


Happy Clients 

Background to visit. After a very disappointing Ofsted visit, needed a thorough rethink. I was made Early Years Lead in February and began to analyse... Read More
Juliette Pierce EARLY YEARS LEAD APRIL 2018
Juliette Pierce
Jigsaw Early Years Consultancy helped me by doing a quality assurance inspection at my setting. Vanessa was very knowledgeable and gave us confidence... Read More
Mary Brosnan Storybook Montessori, Ascot.
Mary Brosnan
Vanessa offers her wisdom, guidance, support and encouragement to all of us who strive to provide outstanding experiences for the children we care for... Read More
David & Anna Wright Paint Pots Nursery
David & Anna Wright
Vanessa spent a full day at our nursery and I can honestly say it was the most interesting, beneficial experience we have ever had. Vanessa has to be... Read More
Jane Broughton Manager of Tinkerbells Bridgeinn Day Nursery, Preston, Lancashire
Jane Broughton
I wanted to share our experience since we’ve signed up with the #justquality accredited award.  Following an OFSTED inspection that graded our set... Read More
This book is a must-have for all settings! Written by a former OfSTED Inspector, the insider perspective in this practical guide is invaluable.  Vane... Read More
Mine Conkbayir Award Winning Author and Trainer
Mine Conkbayir
As a nursery owner, it can be an ongoing challenge to maintain staff motivation and many had commented that they had become overwhelmed by the increa... Read More
Vanessa has an eye for detail and has a vast amount of experience in this field.  This book is an essential guide to help you show IMPACT in your se... Read More
Wendy Hamley Courtmoor & Crookham Sunshine's Community Preschools
Wendy Hamley
Vanessa is very professional, positive and shows her knowledge and expertise strongly.Our setting had a Quality Improvement Inspection (sometimes cal... Read More
Charlotte De Lacey De Lacey Montessori, Isleworth, London, Novemember 2017
Charlotte De Lacey
I had been looking for a ‘consultant’ to come in and evaluate the performance of my staff and the environment of my setting. I felt that my staff... Read More
Jane Deighton Director, Little Faces Daycare
Jane Deighton

Who We Have Worked With

Our Blog & News Updates   

Let’s Go Back To Basics

Let’s Go Back To Basics

Over the past few months, we have been traveling around the country visiting settings with our quality improvement inspections. There seems to be a common theme coming across the settings. I have seen the most amazing ‘social media’ activities to impress ... what do I...

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Change of Seasons

Change of Seasons

Change of Seasons I love this time of year, the change in temperature, the different colours of the leaves, the colder mornings and the difficult decisions of what to wear, cardigan or jumper, coat or waterproof, bobble hat or umbrella, flip flops or wellies? Even the...

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Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

Are You Ready? I played a cruel trick on a dear friend recently. Some may say unkind but it really was unintentional and a joke that initially went too far! Please don’t judge, a decision made on the spur of the moment as I called my friend to ask for some contact...

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