Our principal and founder is Steven Gill. He takes on many roles within The Training Fox. He has a good understanding of the Early Years and First Aid sectors. He is always happy to talk to our customers regarding any questions and queries that you may have.
Please feel free to contact him if you have comments, queries and/or questions.
Steve started his career off in a nursery setting, in Cirencester, where he trained to become a qualified Nursery Nurse to Level 3. He is proud of this qualification and to this day says that he is grateful for this start to his career, acknowledging that he wouldn’t be at where he is today without the Nursery.
During these early years, he was a proactive member of the team, being versatile to work in each of the rooms of the setting, gaining valuable experience of children’s learning and development from zero to eight years of age.
Shortly after being awarded his Level 3 qualification in Early Years Care and Education, he was offered a new role within the Nursery setting, alongside his early years role. The role, Parent Liaison Co-ordinator, meant a lot of contact with new prospective parents as well as ensuring a smooth settling in period for the parents who chose to leave their children at the Nursery.
Steve led all new parents around the Nursery on their showround tour, ensuring that the parents saw the Nursery working in the way it works for all children, answering all questions and assisting the parents in signing up a place for their children. During the first month of their time at the Nursery, Steve met with the parents to discuss how the settling in process was working for them and their children. To ensure that this worked well he ensured he liaised with the Room Leaders of the relevant rooms in the setting.
Shortly afterwards, he was appointed room leader for the 2 – 3 year old age range initially. Whilst in this role he undertook training to become an NVQ Assessor (as it was called then, currently it is called QCF Assessor!) by taking the A1 award.
Over the next 2 years he successfully supported, guided and assessed learners through their NVQ awards at the Cirencester based Nursery and its sister Nursery in Trowbridge.
In August 2006, he moved to work in a Further Education college as an NVQ Assessor on the Children’s Care Learning and Development programme at Levels 2 and 3. He supported many learners through this qualification across the whole county of Gloucestershire. During this period of time, he further developed his knowledge of the Early Years sector, and the wide range of settings that exist in this area. This has helped him in his future ventures to fully support the Early Years sector.
Enter the training world
In 2010, a new opportunity called Steve, when he commenced work at a training company based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. In the 5 years that he worked there, he gained valuable experience in First Aid as well as teaching a wide range of subjects. He gained his Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS) award in 2012. This provided Steve with practical ideas and ways to build on his training practices, as well as formally recognising his training skills.
Whilst with this company he has worked as an Assessor on the QCF programme, Children and Young People’s Workforce Development at Level 3, as well as an assessor on the First Aid at Work courses, and teaching Early Years and First Aid courses.
He was also able to gain invaluable experience of writing bespoke and new courses for the Early Years sector, being supported throughout. He has written a wide range of courses and updated them as the framework for Early Years changes or adapts to current best practice.
The Training Fox
And, this is where the story comes right up to date, The Training Fox, is the brainchild of Steve. During 2015, Steve founded and established, The Training Fox, he is the Principal, Lead Trainer and IQA.
Steve is looking forward to working with you to help you to meet your regulatory requirements, and with our early years customers to help you aid the children to reach their full potential. The Training Fox has been developed to help you find the information that will enable you to find the information that you need to choose the right course for you, if you are not sure of the course that require we are happy to discuss this with you.
Steve has big plans for The Training Fox with new courses to be added, as well as services over the coming years, he is looking forward to welcoming you to the ‘Fox’ family.
Please do get in touch, he is looking forward to assisting you.
Our Course Den
At The Training Fox, we offer a wide range of courses across a range of subject areas. Below we have listed the course subject areas for you. In order to learn more information on our courses, either click on the subject area below to go to the appropriate section of our website, or alternatively use the navigation bar at the top of this page.
Can’t find the course that you are looking for? Get in touch with us.
The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are the most important.
Our Early Years Den is designed to enable staff working with these children to aid children to reach their full potential.
Fire safety should never be taken lightly.
Each year fire and the effects of fire cause substantial loss of life and extensive damage to property.
Be prepared for food inspections.
When working with food, high standards are important to ensure it is served in a safe way to your customers, you will also need to check your suppliers have supplied it safely to you.
Health & Safety
Health and safety often gets a bad reputation.
Ensuring your workplace is safe, ensures that your employees, customers and visitors remain safe and well.
Moving & Handling
Whatever the load, always think ‘spine’.
Moving and handling is one of the biggest contributors to injury in the workplace. Ideally, you should avoid moving a load unless it is absolutely necessary.
Safeguarding the most vulnerable in society must be a high priority!
Young and old we safeguard them all, being prepared with the signs and symptoms to be aware of, you too can help keep them safe.