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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.


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