Maureen's Blog For Ask Askew

 My blogs aim to provide childcare business owners and managers with relevant business and childcare related information.

I am a Business Consultant specialising in the childcare sector. I am an active member of the Chartered Management Institute, Institute of Consulting, Federation of Small Businesses and the Chamber of Commerce.

I have been a Chartered Manager since 2007 I am also a 4Children Business Champion. I write feature articles for 2 childcare/family magazines, on issues that are of interest to families and childcare providers. I have been involved in childcare for over 35 years.

A life time ago starting with my NNEB training, I then became a registered Childminder, owned and managed pre-schools and full day care, worked as a paid employee and volunteer for the Pre-school Learning Alliance, delivered qualification and short childcare courses in FE colleges across Lancashire and North Yorkshire and worked as part of the early year’s teams at Blackburn with Darwen and Bolton LA for over 15 years. 

I started Ask Askew in 2011, although I mainly work for myself, I do work as an associate for the NDNA, CBIS and EYalliance (previously the Pre-school Learning Alliance). 


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Innovation and Excellence Award Winner 2016

Ask Askew Early Years and Childcare Business Consultancy award for outstanding support 2016

Ask Askew has recently won the Corporate Livewire Innovation and Excellence award for Most Outstanding Early Years Business support 2016. This adds to the award for Best Childcare Consultancy 2015. This award shows recognition for Ask Askew's focus on business support for independant and small chain settings. The majority of consultants in the industry concentrate on the education and childcare, and meeting OFSTEAD regulations. Ask Askew specialises in providing support for all aspects of the business side of childcare. The support offered by Ask Askew includes business planning, strategy, finance, leadership & management, and mentoring support for owners and managers. 

Maureen of Ask Askew is proud to receive this prestegious award in recognition of her dedication to the childcare industry.