About Me

The Nature Nurture Effect was founded in 2016 by Rebecca Hartley, an experienced early years teacher. Rebecca has been working in the early years sector for more than 16 years and her career has encompassed a variety of roles, including a day nursery and holiday club manager and more recently as a Kindergarten teacher in an independent school.

Rebecca is passionate about the importance of all children being given opportunities to learn and develop within caring environments that offer rich, stimulating, developmentally appropriate experiences, and it is this passion that motivates her to offer support to others as well as offer out of school activities for children aged birth to 10 years.

Rebecca has undertaken a variety of qualifications in Early Years, including Early Years Professional Status, Forest School Leader training, Nursery Nursing and is currently working towards her Masters in Early Years. She also holds a degree in Clinical Linguistics from Reading University.


Alongside teaching Rebecca offers a number of services to Early Years Providers including:


  • Training for practitioners (including in house and independent events held throughout the year) on a variety of subjects from 'Phonics in the Preschool Setting' and 'Sensory Play for the Under 3's'.

  • Providing workshops for parents within their child's nursery/preschool setting.

  • Early Years Consultancy Service to Day Nurseries and Preschools, working with nursery managers and owners to prioritise their needs, put together an action plan and work with them through implementation. Areas of focus can include:


EYFS Implementation

Quality Improvement Support

Post Inspection Support

Pre Ofsted Inspection

Enabling Environments

The Outdoor Environment

Working with parents

In addition to working with Early Years settings Rebecca holds workshops for parents with children under 5, on a range of subjects including 'The Value of Messy Play' and 'Bringing Stories to Life.'

Rebecca works in the Berkshire and South Oxfordshire areas. All services are advertised on this website. Please contact Rebecca if you have any questions or want to make an enquiry or book any of her services.