Consultancy & speaking

Wendy speaking Nursery WorldWe are pleased to offer professional consultancy to groups and organisations who want an external evaluation of a project or want to work together to create a business or project plan.

Wendy also takes speaking engagements for your conference or event.  Recently she spoke at the Nursery World Show in 2019 to over 400 delegates on supporting undiagnosed children, and on supporting autism in the early years.

Wendy Usher Senior Consultant has worked with many organisations and authorities over the past 20 years including work for the Government advising local authorities and supporting them to write strategic documents and plans and assessing existing areas of work.  This has included assessment and evaluation of  Local Authority Departments and Projects.

Each consultancy project is different and Wendy feels it is essential to listen carefully to what is being said from all parties. Consultants should not ‘tell’ the organisation what to do, instead should offer options and solutions that need to be owned by the people involved in the organisation, school or local authority.

Wendy will work with people to gain an understanding of the issues, gain trust and take an independent look at what is going on.  This enables her to create a plan, presented to the organisation as a working document to move projects forward in a positive manner.

We can help by:

  • Evaluating existing projects (including direct consultancy with children and young people)
  • Assess viability of new projects
  • Team Building
  • Developing business plans and SMART targets
  • Supporting organisations to grow
  • Supporting Trustee and Staff relationships
  • Providing Staff and Volunteer Training

In 2018 we supported the Buffy Play Bus project, helping them to evaluate the service on behalf of The National Lottery and supported them to write a business development plan and apply for further funds.

buffy bus

We are delighted to say that we have just been invited to the grand opening  in 2019 of their new Play Bus funded for 3 years.

Previous work has included evaluation of Local Authority Play Services, Adventure Playgrounds and work to support district and parish council to build inclusive play spaces.

Pick up the phone and chat to Wendy about your needs on 01234 757768