Michael Freeston: Director of Quality Improvement. Early Years Alliance
Michael has worked for the Alliance for 17 years. He coordinates all aspects of the Alliance’s quality improvement support to the early years sector, including policy and procedures development, inclusion, workforce development and training. He also represents the Alliance on a range of policy forums with DfE, Ofsted and Cache.
He was a member of the Expert Panel advising the Nutbrown review of early years qualifications and workforce development in 2012 and member of the Advisory Group for the Children’s Workforce Development Council for England until its demise in April 2012 .He was a Trustee of CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) until July 2015.
His background is in adult community education working as a further education lecturer and then working for The Workers’ Educational Association between 1995 and 2003
He holds a BA (Hons) in Law and Politics, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (FE) and a Masters Degree in Education Policy.