Welcome to Reflections
Our approach is very different here and we pride ourselves on offering exceptional early years care and education that’s inspired by the ethos of Forest School and Reggio Emilia. These two approaches complement with an emphasis on self-discovery, child-centred development and the natural world. We would love you to visit us to find out more.
Rachel graduated from the University of Brighton in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Studies in Learning and Development. She joined Little Dukes as Senior Head of Reflections Nursery & Forest School in 2023, having enjoyed a career in early years spanning over 20 years, including leadership roles in London, Brighton and Worthing.
Rachel thrives on leading change management and improvement in early years provision having successfully rebranded and transitioned specialist term time provision to full day care in 2015 and setting up the very first Ofsted registered nursery for a prestigious independent school in West Sussex in 2019.
Rachel is a freelance Early Years Inspector which has deepened her knowledge and understanding of best practice in early years. Rachel is extremely passionate about providing exceptionally high standards and successful outcomes for children in early years education, creating an environment where children can thrive and reach their full potential.
Document your child’s thoughts. Children are inspired to make their ideas visible in many different ways, from taking photographs to writing to painting. The Reggio model puts great focus on documenting these thought progressions as your child learns.”