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, I now lecture 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, I started my 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, I discovered my true passion lay in the early years. I 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