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The Team

Julie Matkin
Training Centre Manager

Julie manages the Training Centre team and is the Lead Internal Quality Assurer. She organises the courses and apprenticeships and liases with our Awarding body, CACHE. Julie is highly qualified and experienced and holds the NNEB, NVQ Level 3, A1, V1 and Cert Ed. She has over twenty years experience in day care and has managed nurseries before changing course to teach her high standards to others.


Jane Tubb
Operations Manager

Jane supports Julie in her role, assesses Level 2 and 3 childcare and play work students and is an Internal Quality Assurer for the Training Centre. She organises short courses and workshops for nursery settings and child minders. Jane has worked with children for over 30 years, continuing with her role as Operations Manager for the Tigers Day Nurseries settings alongside the Training Centre role and is qualified to Level 4 and has the A1, PTLLS and IQA qualification.


Sara King
Lead Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer

Sara is our Lead Assessor and assesses level 2 and level 3 qualifications. Sara is also an Internal Quality Assurer.

She is qualified to Level 3 and has had experience of working in a daycare setting as well as being a child minder.

Sara also has A1, V1 and PTLLS qualifications. She is our dyslexia specialist providing advice and support for students in this area.


Lisa Harman
Level 3 Course Leader

Lisa is course leader of the level 3 childcare courses and holds NNEB, Keyskills L3 AON, COMMS and ICT, and A1 Assessing Award. Lisa has a number of years experience in various roles within the childcare sector as well as in assessing and teaching. roles.


Mandy Cole
Assessor, IQA and Student Advisor

Mandy is qualified to level 4 and holds PTLLS. Mandy's role includes being Student Advisor as the Training Centre. Mandy has many years experience in the childcare sector and has worked as a Pre-school Manager for 20 years.


Cathy Jones
Level 2 Course Leader

Cathy has had many years of experience in childcare roles including being a Deputy Manger of a large Day Nursery and also Quality Manger to a Nursery group and has also been an Assessor for a number of years . Cathy holds DPP, A1 Assessing Award, and Level 5 Leadership and Management qualifications. Cathy is also a school Governor for a local school.


Leanne Beaumont and Kamila Hejno
Finance and Administration


Josh Blunt
Marketing Manager

Josh is our part time Administration Assistant who supports the smooth running of the Training Centre.