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The Early Years Podcast Episode 018

Alison Featherbe, March 2017

In episode 18 of the Early Years Podcast, we talk to Alison Featherbe; former local authority stalwart and now flourishing early years consultant under the name Orange Caterpillar.

There are a lot of folk wondering how to make that transition from a local authority role to that of a consultant and I think Alison is a prime example of just how to do it. She’s obviously already well-known for the right reasons in sunny Sussex, but has also been hard at work spreading her network wider, connecting with like minded folk and being suitably inspired to launch initiatives such as the Minding the Gap conference which takes place on 25 March and has respected folk like Penny Tassoni speaking.

We talk about that and the exciting agenda that Alison and her co-organiser Rebecca have planned and much more about Alison’s journey from local authority to consultancy and the process you go through and how to do that, benefits and dis-benefits and so on.

Heather and Alison quickly run through what’s changed with the EYFS framework and we learn that reading the footnotes if very important. So, red those footnotes!

Kate Peach gets my vote for Primer Minister and Alison gets my vote for Mayor of Sussex and I’m sure she’ll get yours too after listening.

So, please go ahead and listen and tell your friends and colleagues and let us know what you think on twitter at EYpodcast or in the comments below. As always, we hope you enjoy listening.