Postal Address:

Side by Side Training Centre, Middle Farm Barns, Middle Farm Way,
Poundbury, Dorset DT1 3WA

About Julie Downton

Lead Internal Quality Assurer



Julie has worked in childcare for over 20 years, starting off as a nanny, before settling into nursery life. She continued with her professional development throughout this period and is qualified in Early Years to NVQ4 and has her A1 assessor’s award and IQA qualification. For 5 years she managed a day nursery in Bridport, enjoying the challenge of developing a new nursery and building up a team of dedicated nursery nurses. However in 2009 Julie decided to move forward with her career and join Joy in the training centre as a full time NVQ assessor, her aim is to support her candidates to the best of her ability and ensure they become knowledgeable dedicated practitioners. Julie has recently completed her DTLLS adult teaching qualification and is now regularly teaching Early Years on our Apprenticeship programme.

  • Qualifications: NNEB, NVQ4 CCLD, NVQ3 Management, A1/V1, DTLLS
  • Specialist areas: Early Years, Play work, Management and Administration, Training and Development
  • Assessor
  • Internal Quality Assurer
  • Adult Teacher
  • Early Years Auditor