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Carla Cornelius

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Areas of expertise

Carla is a Special Educational Needs Trainer and Consultant who has worked in early years education for the past 17 years, supporting settings to embrace the principles of inclusive practice.

Carla’s journey in early years education started when she set up her own parent and toddler group ‘Oolygooly’ with her 12-month-old daughter as an ‘Assistant’. This experience developed her commitment to supporting parents/carers in raising children and strengthening their attachment bond, which may at times be negatively affected by the personal and environmental context.

Carla was subsequently recruited to manage a Community Centre, where she continued to manage projects to enhance early play skills, community networking and parenting. This was an invaluable experience which broadened her understanding of the community context and the wider social constraints which may hinder the family functioning.

Carla’s professional career and experience eventually led her to become a Local Authority Early Years and SEN/Inclusion Advisor in Greater London, where she managed the Areas SENCO Team providing advice, training and coaching to Early Years PVI settings. 

The training courses reflect Carla’s experience of Special Educational Needs, knowledge of Child Development, and years spent working across a multitude of organisations.

Carla has covered various roles as early years Practitioner, Manager, Mentor, Assessor, Tutor and Local Authority Advisor. She has managed teams in the private, voluntary, and public sectors and led quality assurance processes.

Carla cooperates with the delivery and Internal Quality Assurance process for the Certificates for SENCOs in the Early Years (CERTSEY) Level 3 qualification, the marking of the National Award for SENCOs (NASENCO), and is a freelance marker/tutor for Elklan Level 3 qualifications.'s picture

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