We all need people who will give us feedback.
That is how we improve.
‘I have just read through the report slowly and in full. THANK YOU. This is exactly what I/we need. The SMART plan at the end is brilliant. I want the children and staff team to have everything they need and having a plan like that makes me feel like we can get there because we can see clearly what we need to do. I honestly can't tell you how happy I am that you came to visit us.’
‘I Have done training with Deborah in the past and she is amazing , would highly recommend to everyone x’
‘Deborah does amazing training , very informative, and down to earth xx’
‘Deborah is Amazing’
‘Deborah, thank you so much!!! I am so grateful for all your amazing work and generosity’.
‘Deborah Udakis thank you. That means a lot💕and thank you for your amazing training. It installed the confidence required to showcase and shine. 🎉’
‘Thank you once again for your valuable knowledge and expertise. It is always a truly great honour to be part of your training and workshops’
‘I hope that from completing that training that I have more knowledge and skills to become a strong confident leader but also keep my staff team happy when implementing the changes that is needed to push us to being outstanding.’
‘Thank-you for a workshop that was valuable and informative, explaining how to deliver our children's education in an inspiring and engaging way.’
‘It is the best workshop I have taken part in for a long time.’
‘Learned lots of valuable information’.
‘Has made me feel more confident’.
‘Training was very well organised and had structure’.
‘Really informative and educational ‘.
‘Excellent in all aspects’.
‘I’m simply just over the moon right now. 🥰🌸💕
Thank you for taking the time to spend your morning with us Deborah Udakis Consultancy Ltd here at The Flower Cottage.
A little bit about this wonderful lady:
Formerly Her Majesty's Inspector at Ofsted, Deborah established her early years consultancy in May 2017. She has over 20 years experience as an inspector, and over 40 years of professional involvement in the early years field. She has acquired significant expertise, experience and knowledge. As an Early Years specialist, she inspires confidence and delivers high quality results.
We are so grateful to have had you visit our setting, meet us and most importantly, meet our little ones who have attended today!
Deborah and I carried out a learning walk around the setting and I showed her the whole of our provision and everything that we have to offer for the children. The children really enjoyed showing Deborah their skills and also travelling along with us during this process. We had a long thorough discussion during the walk. Afterwards we sat down with a nice cup of tea and continued our discussion, whilst my lovely mum and also assistant, created some wonderful experiences for the children before lunch time.
I am just so incredibly grateful for all of the most amazing feedback and pointers that we talked about, and I feel so proud right now. I am excited to get started on a couple of bits and bobs to create even further opportunities for the children to grow and develop.
Deborah expressed that she could clearly see the passion for my setting and the children who attend. She could see how happy the children were and how engaged they were during their play and the opportunities provided for them. She recognised my excellence and we have put together a SMART plan to create further challenges and experiences for the children and delivered extremely helpful tools and information from her fab website!
What a happy Thursday. ✨
Hope you are having a lovely day.’
‘This course was overall excellent. Deborah shared the information in a way which was understood by all, and which got me thinking of our own practice and changes we can make when considering the changes to the eyfs. ‘
‘This workshop has filled me with excitement and wanting to do so much more, with the staff fully on board. I would recommend this training to others, and I have already put my interest forward for another course of Deborah's
‘The course gave great inspiration and ideas for updating and re-evaluating the curriculum we currently have. I felt comfortable to ask questions and it was good that the group wasn't too large so everyone was able to input. I'm looking forward to implementing some of the ideas into my setting.’
‘I heard from a colleague that the workshop was great and it didn’t disappoint.’
‘Loved the training. Deborah was very friendly and gave lots of opportunities to share our opinions and ask any questions’.
‘Great accompanying notebook with extra information.’
‘The team found the training extremely useful and you gave them lots of inspiring new ideas.’
‘A really informative course that reflected on activities that give children the opportunity to be curious about the world around them.’
‘I found the training to be so useful and full of ideas that I can’t wait to put in place.’
‘Although the training was through Zoom it was still delivered brilliantly.
I can’t wait to train with Deborah again in the future.’
‘The work shop was just what the doctor orderd after a difficult year of such uncertainity it helped to focus the mind back onto quality learning for children.’
‘I loved it. I can’t wait to do another of your training sessions.’
‘This course was fantastic and Deborah gave lots of relevant information.’
‘I found the workshop very interesting and informative. I found Deborah to be very approachable, friendly and very helpful. I would highly recommend this workshop.’
‘Really enjoyed your training and found it very useful thank you! I look forward to working with you again in the future.’
‘Really enjoyed the course and took alot from it which i cant wait to put into practice. I always find Deborah courses very useful and lots of new information cant wait for the next course.’
This morning I delivered my Education Inspection Framework seminar / workshop to these fantastic early years practitioners. Thank you Penny Virdee for inviting me to work with your wonderful team. Together you inspire me with your dedication, enthusiasm and passion for delivering high quality teaching, learning and care to the children who attend your settings. It was such a pleasure working with you all. Please invite me again.
"Hi thank you so much I’m sat at home looking more into it I want to make sure I’m fully prepared"
"was a brilliant training session best i've ever been to; very informative, thank you for visiting us"
(early years practitioner)
On our training evaluation feed back forms we ask for feedback on the following criteria and received either good and excellent rating on all of them
We also received additional comments including:
"Fantastic website. Full of useful information. Thanks"
"I know I can trust any advice given by Deborah and appreciate everything she has done for us."
"Excellent advice and resources."
"Deborah has an absolute wealth of knowledge about EYFS.
She is extremely professional and knows everything there is to know about setting up and running a nursery to a very high standard."
"It has been a wonderful journey and one that will continue with Deborah."
"I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Deborah for any contract or project no matter how big or small."
"I think your resources are excellent."
‘I really enjoyed (the seminar) and came away feeling very motivated. I think the courses you run help us to feel empowered as leaders and face Ofsted with confidence. We are due (an inspection) any day now, so these courses have come just at the right time for me’.
‘I was saying ….how good you are at putting people at ease. I genuinely enjoyed (the seminar) and it made me feel so motivated to go into work tomorrow and up my game in motivating others’.
feedback from recent seminar
And what a privilege it has been having you working alongside our team.....
As we nurture and feed our young leaders in preparation for becoming strong and passionate leaders over the months and years ahead.
Deborah Udakis Consultancy is a wonderful service, the level of service is extremely high and I would happily recommend. The quality of work and ideas given to help the business thrive has made not only myself but also other colleagues confident in what we do. Deborah has a wonderful personality, she is always a joy to work with and we can not thank Deborah Udakis Consultancy enough for all they do.
Deborah is a great inspiration and has a real genuine passion for the early years, her work is unconditional and sets a real example for working with children who will benefit from her experiences
Deborah Udakis Consultancy Ltd I love reading what you are up too. Lots of respect for what you do and how you feel about childcare. It would be my dream to be given the opportunities to do what you do 👍 x
review on Facebook
Thank-you Deborah Udakis for what you offer on your website, it’s very easy to use & easy to download VERY useful tools/information/training packs!
Because of you I now have training manuals on “prevent Duty” “county lines” & “FGM” I have updated my parents safeguarding board by using your safeguarding poster, I regularly use your safeguarding quiz and peer on peer observations.
During one of our previous staff training days we completed “MUST & SHOULD” & explored your explained information on the 3 “ I’s “
I often look on your website!
Thank you so much to what you have to offer, mostly appreciated! X
Just wanted to say thank you very much for the training you gave on Monday. You are full of so much useful knowledge.
The staff felt so inspired after the training and have already started adapting their ways of working. it is great to see the staff so full of enthusiasm and confidence regarding the new framework. You really did deliver the new framework and what is expected in a way that the staff felt empowered so thank you very much. The staff are not stop talking about the informative information that you constantly provide on your website and Facebook page.
I don’t know how you get time to breathe!
Thanks again, we will definitely be using you again. I am already onto my line manager regarding the leadership and management training.
It’s just a shame that you never got to see our nursery. This is something we would love to invite you to do in the future.
If you are ever passing then please do feel free to pop by.
Radmoor Childcare- Loughborough
‘Deborah I can hardly believe that you’ll be leaving us. I have so much valued the work you have done and the detailed updates you’ve given me on progress. Every time I’ve had a query you’ve been so quick and helpful in your response. Most importantly though a conversation with you always lifts and brightens the day. I wish you every success in your next steps. Very best wishes – you’ll be greatly missed.’
‘I am sorry to hear that you are to leave Ofsted. You are a knowledgeable and confident inspector and you leaving will be a loss to the organisation. You were very helpful to me with my mentoring and I feel that I learned a lot from you. Good luck in your new enterprise. I have had a look at the website and it is looking great. All the best for the future and I hope to see you again at some point.’
‘On behalf of us all in (LA) can I thank you for all of your hard work, commitment and professionalism and for the very high quality of the information, support and guidance you have given us over the past few years. We will miss you greatly and hope that your new career turns out to be all that you want it to be. My very best wishes for your new venture.’
‘I just wanted to wish you the best of luck with your new venture. I was fortunate to work alongside you, only for a short time, but I respected your expertise and the challenge you offered. Maybe our paths will cross again.’
‘Farewell dear friend..... and thank you for everything as you will always be to my mind HMI and a much respected and honest colleague’.
‘Deborah. It has been really great to work with you and very enjoyable too. I am sorry that you are going, you will be greatly missed. Hope the next adventure works out for you.’
I loved the workshop and gave me so much information and guidance so thank you.