I first heard Ruth speak at Brewed Wakefield. While this was a relatively informal setting Ruth was a true professional and had the audience immediately engaged. She has an avid knowledge of all things relating to EYS development, pedagogy and government policy and she is able to deliver this clearly to experts and people like myself who are relative novices in this field. She was able to answer all questions clearly and above and beyond showing she has done her research and is up to date with policy and changes arising. She was well received at Wakefield and I learnt a lot and enjoyed her presentation immensely. I would thoroughly recommend her for any EYS opportunities as she is able to confer her expertise in a clear professional way and is very approachable and always able to answer questions and alay any concerns or anxieties professionals might have.