Debbie Lynch: Senior Equality and Inclusion Adviser

I began my work with young children and families in a small parent-run pre-school in the mid-1980s. I went on to manage the setting and initially trained as a nursery nurse (NNEB).

I have worked with a range of organisations and providers across the statutory, voluntary and private sector in addition to providing support to individual practitioners, parents, teachers and professionals working within the early Years sector. My previous roles have included time working as an Ofsted Inspector, a Quality Improvement Mentor and an Early Years Teaching & Learning Advisor.

When I’m not working, time spent with my twin granddaughters is very precious to me; I also like to be outdoors enjoying the natural world as much as I can.