Tricia Wellings

Tricia Wellings, Early Years Director, NNEB, BA (Hons), EYT, ATLS

Early Years Trainer

Tricia has worked in early years for over 19 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 with her two grown up girls, 24 and 21 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 backwards as there is still so much to do in early years. In the meantime she explores different parts of the world on holidays.

Currently Tricia Wellings…

Owns three day nurseries called Bright Kids. Three years ago opened this training company, in order to support training their teams. The training side of things has grown rapidly and we now serve nursery and school customers across the country.

Working with other colleagues the idea of products to support practitioners came about. So last year Foundation Focus was created with a first product Creating your SEF and more… since then there has been 6 more useful products developed which can be viewed in their shop.

Alongside this Tricia also supports many things early years. She is one of the PVI representatives on Worcestershire Schools Forum, and Chairs a local PVI support group called WIPS. She sits on the West Midlands Ofsted Big Conversation Steering Group and is on the committee of the Birmingham PVI Support Association and a member of the Warwickshire PVI Early Years Support group.

It’s fair to say she has a passion for all thing early years related and this is reflected in her training and consultancy work. Her personal blog can be found at

Courses Tricia Wellings Early Years Trainer delivers: