Anne Loat – Out of School Improvement Adviser

I have worked in Early Years and Playwork for over 30 years. I have a background in fostering and childminding and I am motivated and inspired by children. I enjoy working as part of a team and ran an Out of School provision for forty children for nine years which comprised of a breakfast club, after school club and holiday play scheme. I believe in developing both children and adults through encouragement and support, developing their confidence and abilities.

I have a Foundation Degree in Playwork and a degree in Professional Learning and Development and I am passionate about professional development, both my own and those with whom I work. As an accomplished trainer I help to develop training packages which support the development of the Out of School sector. I am qualified as an NVQ assessor and trained as an Ofsted inspector. Highly skilled in leadership and management I aim to share my knowledge and skills with owners and managers of Out of School settings.

I have ten years’ experience working in the public sector and have contributed to the development of the Achievement and Standards Award for Out of School settings. My vision is that all Out of School provisions will enrich the lives of the children they care for, ensuring that the outcomes for all children, both in school and in life, are good.

I commit my spare time to my family and sing as part of a worship group, lead a house-group and help to lead services in my local church.