Director and Care Consultant Platinum Care Consultancy ltd
Heidi is a graduate of the YMCA George Williams College in London and has both extensive and diverse experience of working within the childcare field.
With a Diploma of Higher Education in Informal Community Education, Heidi worked for a number of years as a Detached and Outreach Youth Worker. This has given her the strong foundations, perspective and skills to deliver an effective service to a diverse group of young people and their families in the community.
Following this, Heidi continued to develop her experience by working within in a Secure Training Centre, supporting the rehabilitation of young offenders.
Heidi then worked within a Children’s Home and quickly progressed into management. She became the Registered Manager of a Children’s Home within one of the largest national residential childcare and education providers. The home provided care for children aged 8 -18 with a diverse range of needs. She gained and maintained an Ofsted rating of, ‘Outstanding’ for three consecutive inspections.
Due to Heidi’s substantial experience and robust quality assurance methods, she also fulfilled the role of a Regulation 44 Visitor (previously Reg 44) to many other homes within the organisation, developing the design and of the documentation to undertake these visits. Other key responsibilities included overseeing recruitment, safeguarding and facilitating training courses.
Heidi has over 18 years’ experience in the care and education sector and has undertaken a substantial amount of training and formal qualifications, some of which include:
- DipHe in Informal Community Education
- NVQ 4 in Care
- NVQ 4 in Leadership and Management
- NVQ 3 Caring for Children and Young People
Heidi is able to offer her skills, knowledge and experience to a variety of settings with a firm emphasis on quality and excellence. Areas of expertise include: Regulation 44’s, Independent Service Reviews, Behaviour Management Training and Team Building.
What Heidi says:
“I understand the importance of a professional and respectful working ethos and have the personal attributes and professional skills to make a positive impact on the people and organisations that I work with and support.”