Jane began working in early years care and education 22 years ago as a supervisor in a pre-school, she loved it! She also worked in a pre-school for children with complex physical, learning and emotional needs and was a childminder. The children taught her so much and encouraged to study their development and needs so she could better support and care for them.
Jane now regularly delivers training to Early Years settings and speaks at conferences focusing the impact of childhood trauma and anxiety on early development.
Jane Evan’s training is incredibly powerful and inspirational. Her approach has enabled us to re write our behaviour policy with a strong emphasis on supporting children’s well-being.
For three and a half years Jane enjoyed being a ‘respite’ foster carer offering short breaks to children with complex trauma and attachment needs. This was what kick-started her enduring curiosity about the effects of a stressful, traumatic start in life as she saw it played out in the children staying in her home. It was a key turning point for her as she discovered current neuroscience and research on attachment and resilience which she has applied to all areas of her professional and personal life.
Jane delivers training and support to foster carers, pre and post adoptive parents, and kinship carers on a regular basis. She also speaks to those who work with them at conferences around the UK.
Jane, I feel much more positive and I feel I have “finally” been listened to and understood. It has been very helpful and I am taking home a lot of ideas I will put into practice.
Parenting & Family Support
Whilst working at Springboard Opportunity Pre-school, Jane began working directly with the children’s parents and carers. She went on to use what they showed and taught her as a home-school link worker, a Family and Children’s support worker in family centres, as part of a Children’s services team and in her work with families impacted by domestic violence, and, most recently child to parent abuse and violence. This work has challenged Jane to learn more and pay attention to key, reoccurring messages and needs.
These experiences, and all she has learned from them form the foundation of her children’s storybooks, her Fink Cards and her speaking, coaching, training and TV work.
Very enlightening session and fantastic help and advice. Encouraging about the potential changes that can be made to improve family life and build a better future.