BA in Education, B Phil, MA in Education. Doctorate in Education
Sarah is an expert in early years, an educationalist with a passion for lifelong learning who believes in giving others the opportunities to learn and to develop their knowledge and skills to deliver high quality learning environments for young children.
Originally from the UK, having qualified and taught there, then living and working in the UAE for 26 years, Sarah is the founder, owner and CEO of an educational training company based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Early Years Educational Services (EYES) established in 2008, and Quest Direct established in 2014, merged in 2019 to provide high quality training and support for early years and primary school professionals respectively. EYES was the first CACHE Centre in the Middle East and Quest remains the largest centre and the market leader in the UAE.
Sarah leads a team of dedicated educational trainers and consultants to deliver a range of UK educational qualifications and short continuing professional development courses for nursery and primary school teachers and support staff. Both companies work with educational partners across the UAE and deliver training in other GCC countries and the Far East. Sarah and her team work with school partners on school improvement programmes. She was pleased to be named as one of the most influential educators in the UAE region by Which School Advisor in 2017.
Sarah is currently dividing her time between the UK and the UAE, having recently obtained her Educational Doctorate with the University of Reading in the UK. She is focusing on spreading good early years practice to professionals in the Middle East, Far East and Asia to support the best educational outcomes for all children. Being aware of different contexts and cultures, her vision is to enable all education early years professionals to obtain high quality training that meets their needs in an accessible and affordable way.