Chris and Tony founded CREC in the late 1990's to
be a driving force in developing the quality of early
years practice through a blended approach of
research, training and consultancy.

Both have worked in an advisory capacity with a 
number of government bodies and early childhood service providers, as such, they are able to provide tailored consultancy packages to suit your needs.

Professor Chris Pascal and Professor Tony Bertram are both experienced keynote speakers and are available to speak at conferences and other early
years events

For more information about booking Chris and/or Tony please email Sean Delaney (Assistant Director) .


Professor Christine Pascal
OBE, PhD, MSocSc



Professor Tony Bertram
PhD, MEd, BEd


Professor Christine Pascal OBE has done extensive work at government level to support the development of Early Years policy, sitting on a number of national committees.

She has served as a ministerial advisor and as an Early Years Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on Education.

She has written extensively on early childhood development and the quality of early education services and sat on the Expert Panel of the Dame Tickell EYFS Review.

Chris is a patron of the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), whom she is supporting in developing their research strategy.

She continues to be an active Vice President of BAECE (Early Education).

                Professor Tony Bertram has been a member of the Ministerial Early Education Advisory Group (EEAG), which advised the government on the development of the Foundation Stage curriculum.

He was also a member of the QCA working party on qualifications in the Early Years.

Currently, he is a member of the Ofsted National Advisory Committee.

He has a particular interest in cross-national , European early childhood projects and has worked extensively abroad for the British Council and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD).

He is the Co-ordinating Editor of the European Early Childhood Education Research Journal (EECERJ) and an active VP of Early Education (BAECE).