Working with and for young children has always been a passion, which was fulfilled when I graduated as a Teacher specialising in the Early Years phase. I have worked across a variety of UK schools in the Foundation Stage, KS1 and 2, and as a specialist teacher in the USA. Studying my masters showed me the many facets of Early Childhood Studies and how essential it is to ensure the best outcomes for children and their families. I am particularly interested in working mothers and how Early Years practice can best support them within the current social context.
Higher Education Academy Teaching Fellow
Qualified Teachers Status
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Professional Practice in Early Years
Leadership and Management
Creativity and Thinking
Sociology of childhood
Lifelong learning and tutoring for EYITT
Previous research has been on Mother's perceptions of support groups. Current PhD focus is a study of mature, professional mothers' experience of motherhood and childcare to inform Early Years practice: an interpretive phenomenological analysis. Professional higher education focus is upon ECS graduate experiences of using their ECS degree within an international context.
Academic Link Tutor: Gloucestershire College Early Years Studies FdA
Academic Link Tutor: Norland College, Bath Early Years Development and Learning BA Hons