Staff Profiles: Emma Butler

Emma Butler

Staff Profile: Emma Butler
Lecturer in Early Years

Emma Butler

Emma Butler

Lecturer in Early Years

Early Years and Education Studies

Graded an outstanding Early Years Teacher by Ofsted in 2015, Emma is now a lecturer on the undergraduate Early Childhood Studies course and mentor on the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course.


After studying English and German at the University of Oxford, Emma started her teaching career as an English teacher with VSO in St Lucia before returning to the UK and becoming Head of English. After a career break, however, she discovered her true passion lay in the early years. She worked in a local preschool setting, qualifying as an outstanding Early Years Teacher, and joined the Early Years lecturing team in 2015.


Award Title Institution Date
BA (hons) English & German University of Oxford 1990
PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education University of Durham 1991
MA German Studies University of Nottingham 1995
EYTS Early Years Teacher Status & Postgraduate Certificate in Early Years University of Gloucestershire 2015

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority


Teaching and research


Undergraduate, Postgraduate