Dr. Sarah Rogers


Quest Direct Professional Services
Founder, Owner & CEO Early Years Educational Services & Quest Direct 
BA in Education, B Phil, MA in Education. Doctorate in Education 
Dr. 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.
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 an educational training company based in Dubai and formally Abu Dhabi. Early Years Educational Services (EYES) established in 2008, and Quest Direct established in 2014, 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.
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 focusing on spreading good early years practice to professionals in the Middle East, Far East and Asia. 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.

Skills Development

16 November 2022 | 10:30 - 11:30 | English | Early Years Leadership – How to recruit and retain quality staff

Recruitment and retention of the right early years staff has become even more challenging in recent years. We know that the right staff make all the difference to the quality of our practice and supports the best outcomes for every child. This workshop explores the challenges establishing and leading a high performing team and explores ways to support and value our staff to make the strongest and most effective teams.


Leaders in Education Conference

16 November 2022 | 12:20 - 13:00 | English | Early Years Panel Session: Lessons learnt: the way forward for Early Years Settings


After the tumultuous past three years when early years settings have had to drastically change their practice, many early years leaders are taking stock of where they are now. Change is inevitable and we know the best settings are always looking at ways to improve on the previous best, but what happens when massive and sudden changes are imposed? Practice has been impacted in all areas of practice from the curriculum to staffing. This panel session discusses what this means for early years settings and how we can learn lessons and emerge stronger and more resilient.