Our team of training consultants bring with them years of hands on experience and practical ideas. Each with their own individual and unique style, they all embrace and stay true to the core values of The Totem Pole.

Tracie Dodd

Tracie is the Service Manager and Training Centre Manager for Adapt & TheTotem Pole. She began her career in Early Years and Childcare in 1982 and during this time has worked in a variety of roles including hands on experience as a nursery nurse in school nursery settings, managing a private day nursery, working as a registration and inspection officer in the local authority (pre Ofsted) and managing community based family support services.









Helen Ruff

Helen has worked in the Childcare sector for over 20 years, which has included hands on experience in a Day Nursery, summer camp holidays and after school care, and several Nursery Schools. Over the last 12 years Helen worked for the Pre-school Learning Alliance as a Development Coordinator, where I supported the voluntary sector.  She has a real passion and drive to support settings in achieving the very best outcomes for children and their families.