Dr. Sarah Rogers
Founder, Owner & CEO Early Years Educational Services & Quest Direct
BA in Education, B Phil, MA in Education. Doctorate in Education
Sarah is an expert in early years, an educationalist with a passion for lifelong learning who believes in giving others the opportunities to learn and to develop their knowledge and skills to deliver high quality learning environments for young children. She enjoys meeting other educationalists from around the world and believes in learning from everyone she meets.
Originally from the UK, having qualified and taught there, then living and working in the UAE for 26 years, Sarah is the founder, owner and CEO of the educational training company Quest based in Dubai. Early Years Educational Services (EYES) was Sarah’s first company established in 2008, and Quest Direct was established in 2014. The two companies merged in 2019 to provide high quality training and support for early years and primary school professionals respectively. EYES was the first CACHE Centre in the Middle East and Quest remains the largest centre and the market leader in the UAE and the Middle East.
Sarah is proud to lead a team of dedicated educational trainers and consultants to deliver a range of UK educational qualifications and culturally aware short continuing professional development courses for nursery and primary school teachers and support staff that reflect international best practice. Sarah and her team work with educational partners across the UAE and deliver training and school improvement programmes in other GCC countries and the Far East. Sarah speaks regularly at GESS, judges early years related competitions, writes for educational magazines, takes part in podcasts and has not yet learned how to say no when asked to support anything concerned with early years! She hopes her positive and inclusive leadership styles empowers and inspires others whatever their level of learning and their background. Sarah was pleased to be named as one of the most influential educators in the UAE region by Which School Advisor in 2017.
Sarah is currently dividing her time between the UK and the UAE, having recently obtained her Educational Doctorate with the University of Reading in the UK. While in UK she has started to work for Ofsted as an early years inspector and enjoys visiting early years settings. She is still very passionate about the UAE educational world and is focusing on spreading good early years practice to professionals in the Middle East, Far East and Asia to support the best educational outcomes for all children. Being aware of different contexts and cultures, her vision is to enable all education early years professionals to obtain high quality training that meets their needs in an accessible and affordable way.