Early Years Out of the Box Consultancy


Hello, my name is Dr Sue Allingham.

I would like to welcome you to my website and invite you to have a look around, get to know me, see what services I can offer and then reach out to me so I can get to know you!

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Dr Sue Allingham

Trainer |  Consultant | Author | Speaker | Writer

My passion for teaching and learning in the Early Years started with my classroom experience and senior lead role as an Early Years Co-ordinator in the late 1980's.


My consultancy, bespoke training packages, writing and keynote speeches are firmly grounded in informed, developmentally appropriate practice.


My definition of Early Years extends beyond that determined by the EYFS in England - In this way I understand 'Early Years' in learning to extend at least until the child is eight. This means working with teams offering real alternatives in teaching in Key Stage One.

Supporting and Working with You

My Services


My consultancy work is bespoke as no two clients are the same or have the same requirements.


I can provide training on a wide range of subjects tailored specifically for your needs and budget


I have a wide experience of delivering Keynote speeches and presentations at all kinds of events.


Whether you need an article, blog or editorial, I can provide exactly what you need, all fully researched.

Web - Online Services
Online Services

The COVID-19 Pandemic has had a tremendous effect on the way we work and live not to mention the financial implications of the lockdown.

It is with this in mind that I have devised bespoke services that will enable me to continue to provide training and consultancy in a variety of ways - i.e. live and recorded online sessions that are designed to suit all needs, requirements and budgets.

The delivery and timing of these sessions can be decided on during an initial call (non-chargeable) so we can get to know each other and decide upon the plan that works best for you.

My Books

I have written two books for Practical Pre-School and invite you to find out more about them on my dedicated Books page.

Book - Transitions in the Early Years
Book - Emotional Literacy in the Early Years

My Affiliations

I am proud to work with and support the following Early Years organisations and invite you to find out more about them and how I am involved on my dedicated Affiliations page.

EY Matters
Early Education
_Birth to 5 Matters
SA - Famly
Kinderly (1)
SA - School Ally Partnership
School Bus
"Education must be based on research and reflection. Pedagogy must be underpinned by understanding of children and developmentally informed practice."

Dr Sue Allingham

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