Significant experience of:
Leadership and management in the early years
Change management
Performance management systems
Quality assurance/improvement systems and processes
Preparation for inspection/post inspection support
Teaching and learning
Crisis management


Pennie has worked in early years and childcare for 27 years, the last 17 of which have been spent delivering strategic early years and childcare priorities within 2 local authorities.

As head of a Quality Improvement Service and then a large Early Years and Childcare Service within an Education Improvement Service, Pennie has a proven track record of delivering support, training, challenge and intervention programmes which have enabled leaders, managers, teachers and practitioners to continue to meet challenges in and changes to legislation and practice.