I’m Debra McAndrew, Early Years Professional and International Award winning coach based in the southern part of Hampshire where I have worked in the field of Early Years for the last 30 years.

I have held different roles in the voluntary, private and public sector. As your advocate I will be your confidential sounding board.


‘Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.” (Chinese proverb on early childhood).

A prerequisite for a child’s learning, and arguably for that of adults learning too. From my experience of working with both children and adults this is a basic principle to keep in mind.

I specialise in working with people who want to provide the very best possible early years and childcare services for children and families or be the very best member of staff, where good relationships matter and knowledge and understanding of child development are so important. I can provide a personalised service to meet your needs in my areas of specialism.

I operate mainly in the Hampshire area but am able to consider work in neighbouring areas.

If we can work together and make a strong and healthy contribution, to any child’s development to maximise their capacity for learning, it will have an impact on that child’s life.

“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark”. (Chinese proverb)

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What Others Say

“When TSA wanted to create an opportunity for child care in the Dowd’s Farm Community, Debra was our first port of call”.
Majors Ian & Louise Davis, (Hedge End Salvation Army), July 2015
“Debra took me under her wing and helped me to navigate safely around various challenges, which I had little experience of at the time”.
Jane Dyke, (Yellow Dot Nursery), October 2015
“I have wholeheartedly relied upon Debra’s professionalism and organisational skills to ensure that my team are working effectively with the setting”.
Victoria Betts, (work colleague), December 2015
“She has developed an enviable reputation in the market as a guide and mentor to numerous businesses.”.
Colin Skinner, (work colleague), December 2015
“Debra’s ability to multi task, to have difficult conversations and to lead on highly sensitive matters is outstanding”.
Victoria Betts, (Work Colleague), December 2015

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