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We provide:

  • Early Years Foundation Stage training courses covering all aspects of early years provision at Cuerden Valley Park (Lancashire), Madeleine Lindley Conference Centre (Greater Manchester), The Village Hotel Whiston (near Liverpool), Armathwaite Hall (near Keswick), Westmead Hotel (near Birmingham), The Hilton Hotel Northampton, The Double Tree Hotel Sheffield, The Hilton Hotel Leeds City and Lumley Castle (County Durham).
  • In school support across England including observing and monitoring EYFS provision to identify opportunities for improvement especially in preparation for Ofsted.
  • EYFS Training for individual schools & networks of schools across England.
  • Support for individual practitioners or senior management teams in schools.

Further Reading

A selection of books and study material as recommended by Kathy

New Courses

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About Kathy

Find out more about Kathy Bigio, her skills and how she can help 

What They Say

Read some of our recent testimonials

"Dear Kathy

Thank you for speaking at our conference yesterday. The feedback has been very positive and the event a huge success.

We were also pleased that you loved the creativity in our school and value the comments that you made regarding our displays, scrapbooks and welcoming staff.


"Hi Kathy,

We were very inspired by your talk at the early years conference yesterday and wanted to change a few things in our setting.

Could we please get a copy of your nursery and reception continuous provision planning. This would really help us move forward. 

Many thanks,


"Hi Kathy,

I was on your Ofsted course last month at Beckett's farm. Might I say it was a fantastic course and gave me a lot to work upon as a new EYFS Phase Leader.

I have completed a hand-written 'Preparing for Ofsted' document that you handed out.



I have just returned home from your fantastic course and it has given me so much more enthusiasm for the outdoors.


"Dear Kathy,

You are the best 'trainer' I have encountered, and I haven't done too badly with my professional development courses!

Thanks again,


"Hi Kathy,

As promised,  the feedback from Friday:

"Thank you Kathy – really informative."

"Brilliant! Lots of ideas and things to really think about!"

"Kathy was a pleasure to listen to.  Have so much to share with my team mates. We shall be looking carefully at our environment. Thank you. Lovely lunch too!"

"I have some useful ideas to take back to school with me on Monday."

"Informative training that provided the opportunity to reflect upon practice."

"Inspiring and motivating – thank you so much."

"Thank you for reinforcing everything I believe early years should be."

"I would like to go on additional courses, particularly the planning and observations.'

"A very useful course, delivered with the real world of EYFS in mind (and lots of handy OFSTED tips)."

"Examples of teacher directed plans for activities. Overview of the whole classroom and outdoor area (what they look like, how they all fit in)."

The average rating was 9.47



"Hi Kathy,

Hope all is well. Just to let you know that I had Ofsted at my school, and EYFS got outstanding! Thank you for your support since my appointment in April 2014, you have certainly influenced my leadership and teaching in EYFS,

Thanks again,


"Hi Kathy 

Thank you so much for your inspirational key note speech last Friday!  My colleague and I are very motivated to get outdoor learning better in our setting.

Thank you very much