An Awbridge consultant has been shortlisted for the Professional Book of the Year Award.

Vanessa Dooley, of Jigsaw Early Years Consultancy, has been recognised for her book which offers vital guidance for early years' professionals.

The book, now in its fourth edition, has proved popular with preschools, nurseries and childminders nationwide.

Its guidance has been pivotal in supporting professionals in preparing for Ofsted inspections, which assess the quality of education and care.

The recognition by Nursery World highlights Ms Dooley's contribution to early years education.

By offering her expertise and insights, she has made the complexity of inspections more manageable for early years workers.

This has allowed them to shine during inspection and present their best practices with confidence.

"We are incredibly proud of Vanessa's achievement," said Lucy Brewer, operations manager at Jigsaw Early Years Consultancy.

"Her dedication to enhancing the quality of early years education is evident in her writing and the support she provides to our clients.

"This shortlisting is a testament to her hard work and the positive impact she has on the early years community."

Observed in her work at Jigsaw and through her book, Ms Dooley's commitment to excellence in the sector is unwavering.

Her book is a mirror to the consultancy's commitment to improvement and excellence, and it has led to many early years professionals navigating Ofsted inspections successfully.

For more information about Ms Dooley's shortlisted book and the services provided by Jigsaw Early Years Consultancy, please visit the Jigsaw Early Years Consultancy website or contact on 01794 400102.

Jigsaw Early Years Consultancy is committed to aiding nurseries, preschools, and childminders in their quest for outstanding standards of care and education.

The firm provides expertise, training, and resources to help early years settings prosper.