Tricia has worked in the early years for 25 years. During that time she has gained her NNEB, BA (Hons) in Early Educations Studies, Early Years Teacher Status and more recently my PTLLS, CTLLS and A1 Assessors Award.
Prior to her life in early years she worked in the printing industry in sales and customer service for nearly 10 years. However, her sales skills were learnt across two main industries selling vending machines and selling timeshare. The latter of which she did in Spain when she lived there in her early twenties.
She lives in Warwickshire close to her two grown up girls, 29 and 26 and their growing families (2 grandsons and a grandaughter) and her highly talented partner Paul – who is our IT champion, a co-director and go-to person when things need sorting. Her retirement plans keep being pushed back as there is still so much to do in the early years. In the meantime she explores different parts of the world on holidays – well that was before Covid-19 of course – this is gradullay being resumed.
Owns eight day nurseries called Bright Kids and three out of school clubs. Nearly ten years ago opened the MBK Training company, in order to support training the Bright Kids teams. The training side of things has grown rapidly and we now serve nursery and school customers across the country.
Following on from the interest in training came to the consultancy side and MBK Consultants was born.
Tricia also created and developed several products for early years that originally traded under the Foundation Focus brand, but are now incorporated here in our new website.
Alongside this Tricia also supports many things in the early years. She Chairs the West Midlands Ofsted Big Conversation Steering Group and is on the committee of many early years groups.