Meet the Primary Practicals team

Primary Practicals team primary science trainer primary STEM trainer Early Years Trainer

Members of the Primary Practicals team are a qualified primary science trainer, primary STEM trainer or early years trainer and we have all worked in a variety of early years & school settings. Between us we have an in-depth understanding of science, child development, best practice and the business of educating children in the STEM subjects.

Matt Stanford, Primary STEM Director, PhD, MChem (Hons), QTS

Primary Science Trainer / Primary STEM Trainer

matt Stanford primary Science trainer / primary STEM TrainerMatt is a science trainer and has been the main driving force behind Primary Practicals since its inception, his passion for science and knowledge of the area being the inspiration behind the training courses.  Matt has been working in education for 10 years, teaching science to all ages from preschool to degree.  Before he became a teacher he studied chemistry at Masters level and completed his PhD at The University of Warwick. It was during his time at university that he got involved in outreach work in local primary schools and found his passion for inspiring learning.

Matt joined the MBK Training / Primary Practicals team in January 2015 and has been busy adding a range of courses to our calendar.  He is our main STEM trainer and is keen to get as many children as possible interested in his favourite subject, science, through creating engaging resources and by sharing exciting and accessible ideas.

Tricia Wellings, Early Years Director, NNEB, BA (Hons), EYT, ATLS

Early Years Trainer

Tricia Wellings Early Years TrainerTricia has worked in early years for 16 years and prior to that in Customer Services. Having achieved her NNEB and with a BA (Hons) in Early Education Studies she went on to achieve Early Years Teacher Status and is an early years trainer.

During this time she has set up her own nursery business and gone on to develop many training courses for her staff teams. To support this Tricia obtained first her PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) qualification and then her CTLLS (Certificate to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector).

Tricia is passionate about delivering quality early years provision for children and this is reflected in the development of training courses that support early years practitioners in achieving this.