What Clients Say

I am sure you won’t remember me – I was on your training course at the beginning of the year and was the one asking all the questions and started off being clueless about planning, observations assessment and left your class feeling armed with the skills and ability to change the way I did things and put procedures in place to make my planning, observations and assessments much more affective. You then went on to go above and beyond and send me lots of very helpful links via e-mail that’s proved very useful.
Anyway, I have felt the need to send you this e-mail and thank you again and let you know I achieved outstanding in my recent OFSTED inspection (with one of my strengths being observations and assessments) and am currently over half way in completing a diploma in Childcare and Young People’s Workforce.
So, many many thanks again for texting such a great course and helping me achieve my outstanding!
Angela Ashton
From my very first contact, I was impressed with every aspect of the service I received from Training Designs.
Despite the short notice, Yvonne managed to design and deliver a training day that met our specific requirements.
In terms of the training itself, Yvonne’s enthusiasm, knowledge and experience ensured that everyone felt able to participate in the discussions as well as the practical exercises.
Without exception, every member of staff reported that this was the most worthwhile training that they had undertaken. I have already recommended Training Designs to other nursery managers.
Elainne Dalton, Childcare Director, Hillyfields & Broadfields Day Nurseries
It was lovely to meet you yesterday. Thanks once again for allowing me to sit in, I gained a great deal from the session and I hope that in a small way I may have helped a little too.
I left yesterday with much admiration in the manner in which you run your sessions and the enthusiasm you show….
Dr Saleh Ahmed , Kings College London School Of Medicine,
Thank you again for the session for our Medical students… Your session was very well received and evaluated by the students, they were able to set goals and create action plans to move themselves forward. The ease of communication with you and your very professional manner greatly assisted the smooth organization of the session. I hope to be able to book you for further sessions for this group of students and for other groups next year.
Ruth Sugden - Teaching Fellow and Year 5 Course Co-ordinator, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Kings College London School Of Medicine
Training Designs have gone that extra step to support us in tailoring training courses to meet the needs of our childcare workforce. The quality is of a high standard and the partnership working has been excellent. We have had very positive feedback from the delegates who have attended the training.
Tanya Gladwin, Childcare Sufficiency and Child Poverty Project Manager, London Borough of Bexley, Early Childhood and Family Services
“Thank you so much for another fantastic training session yesterday. I was very impressed with your method of engaging each and every one and ensuring full participation of all attendees. I have had such positive comments from my staff. We found the sessions very useful and informative.
Our new Manager, who as you know, is coming from a big chain was very impressed and asked how I found you so maybe she will recommend you to her current bosses.
There are a couple of things that we will be changing as a result of the course which will definitely help to improve our service.”
Sadé Okocha, Director,, Oak Tree Day Nursery
Yvonne has the ability to deliver a very challenging course, such as Leadership and Management around EYFS, with passion and experience.
I went on the course and as a Manager and was apprehensive because of the subject matter.
I came out reflective and challenged, but most of all. empowered and refreshed..
She brings a lot her own professionals skills with her, but also brings a human touch which allows learners to gain knowledge and confidence to express their strengths and weaker areas and ideas how to develop these.
No power points, massive hand-outs or being spoken at!
One of the most interactive, reflective, enjoyable courses I have been on.
And I’ve been on a lot… Well done, Yvonne.
Gary,, Ealing
We have sent members of staff on the Behaviour Management and SENCO open courses and I have had very positive feedback.
There are so many cutbacks in funding for training and it can be difficult to find a reliable training company.
Training Designs are affordable, passionate about training and also link the courses to the Early Years Foundation Stage and OFSTED requirements.
I would recommend them to anyone interested in providing stimulating and high quality training for their staff.
Sam Harper-Allen, Operations Manager - Childcare & Families, Guys and St Thomas Hospital Trust
I just wanted to say thank you. I have had such positive feedback from the team, and some of them have really grown in confidence as a result of your training. You have really ‘connected’ with the team and they feel comfortable to talk to you and ask you questions in a safe environment.
Carol, Manager, Westminister
We worked closely with Training Designs to tailor a course around Safer Recruitment in the Early Years Foundation Stage for the practitioners in our Out of School Settings.
Training Designs were able to efficiently work with us, to establish our exact needs and design / tailor a course specifically to meet these needs.
The six hour course was a great success and we received very positive feedback from our Practitioners.
Tracey, Ealing

Some feedback from a series of seminars:

The best thing about the weekly face-to-face seminars was: – Yvonne looked after us like her own children! It was so nice to go and discuss anything that was worrying us and know she would try and help us sort it out.

Do you have any suggestions on how the weekly face-to-face seminars can be improved? – If you could clone Yvonne and put her in charge of every seminar, indeed in charge of pastoral support for the college as a whole!

Dr Rini Paul, MBBS (London), DFFP, DRCOG, MRCGP, PGDip in Medical Education, Phase 5 Senior GP Tutor, King's Undergraduate Medical Education in the Community (KUMEC), Department of General Practice and Primary Care