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Emma Butler

Senior Lecturer in Education

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. Chevron icon


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.


  • 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