CREC in Birmingham (Charitable Trust) has an independent Board of Trustees and a governing document, a 'Declaration of Trust', which follows the guidelines of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales.

The Trustees appoint Directors to carry out the work of CREC and they report regularly to the Trustees on the operation of the Trust.

Honorary Directors
Prof Tony Bertram
Prof Chris Pascal, OBE

Sean Delaney, Operations Manager, CREC

Board of Trustees (as of November 2019)

Anne Nelson was an Early Years advisor in Coventry and former Chief Executive of Early Education (BAECE). Anne is the Chair of Trustees.

Helen Moylett is an independent Early Years trainer, consultant and writer. She is a visiting fellow at Oxford Brookes University and Vice President of Early Education (BAECE).


Kathy Slinn is the Head of Early Help Services at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. 


Lyndsey Trivett is the Head of Early Years at Birmingham City Council.

Amanda King is the Early Years Strategic Lead for Coventry City Council and Warwickshire County Council.

Dr Caroline Sharp is a Principal Research Officer in the Department of Professional and Curriculum Studies at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).

Sue Bennett is the Headteacher of the St Thomas Centre Nursery School & Daycare.

Liz Roberts is the Editor of Nursery World, the leading magazine for the early years education and childcare sector.

Janet Thomson is the Head Teacher at Dorothy Goodman Special School.





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