Our Team

Julia Hinns - Managing Director

As Managing Director, Julia is responsible for the strategic development and vision of Trio Childcare Connections. She looks for solutions to match government aspirations whilst ensuring that the child is always at the centre of innovation and all childcare practitioners are valued as equal.

"Life before children - I came from a business and finance background and became a Registered Childminder in 1990 progressing through a very traditional route of volunteering and working in toddler groups; playgroups and schools. I progressed through the childminding support/training route and managed an NVQ Centre before setting up Trio in 1996. I believe passionately in professional development having worked my way through a portfolio of training including: HNC Business and Finance; Further Adult Education Teachers Certificate including Assessor and Verification modules; Early Years Care & Education Level 4 NVQ; Level 5 NVQ in Management and more recently my BA (Hons) Early Years Care and Education and Early Years Professional Status.  In 2013 I became an Early Years Ofsted Inspector for Tribal involving a wealth and depth of training around the regulatory requirements of early years settings and handling sensitive information."

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Helen David - Early Years and Childcare Services Manager

Helen started working with Trio Childcare commencing in 1998 as an administrator and Childminding Development Worker in Wiltshire and Swindon, following her successful career as a home-based childcarer. As a Childcare Services Manager, she leads teams of childminding development workers to support; advise and train childminders in their day to day work.

"Working in the Early Years is a forever changing and exciting place to be. From being a registered childminder and qualified assessor to my present role it has proved very rewarding to work with and support childminders to develop their knowledge and practice to make a difference in children's lives."

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Wendy Ockenden Early Years and Childcare Project Manager

After a varied career in scientific research and publishing, childminding and pre-school work, Wendy joined Trio in 2008 as a Childminding Network Co-ordinator. She became Childcare Services Manager in Oxfordshire in 2013 and is now Early Years and Childcare Project Manager.

“Seeing children grow, gain in confidence and flourish as a consequence of your care is such a rewarding experience. I am passionate about finding ways to support practitioners to provide quality care and education for their children”

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