I have worked in the field of Early Years for 18 years before joining Higher Education. My work was based in nurseries and children's centres in the main and I undertook roles including Early years Pedagogue, Senior Children's Development and Learning Co-ordinator and Early Years Professional Co-ordinator. My work took me right from working with young children and their families directly to eventually taking on the role of Early Education Lead for a Local Authority where I had responsibility for overseeing quality assurance in early years services for the borough as well as working strategicaly with other partners.
I have previously worked within higher education as an assessor, mentor and visiting lecturer and I am now in the role of Lecturer in Early Years.
I have taught across all programmes within our Early Years Education Department. My current teaching is mainly on the FdA Early Years Education and Leadership and BA (hons) Early Years Education and BA (hons) Early Years Leadership.
My research interests include consultation with young children and enabling early years environments.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Higher Education, PGCert
2020 → 2021
Award Date: 1 Dec 2021
Education, MA, Edge Hill University
2012 → 2015
Award Date: 1 Jul 2016
Early Childhood Studies, BA, Sheffield Hallam University
2001 → 2004
Award Date: 1 Jul 2004
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2020 → 2021
National Professional Qualification in Centre Leadership, Other, University of Central Lancashire
2012 → 2013
Early Years Professional Status, Other, Edge Hill University
2006 → 2007
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