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I have worked as a Senior Lecturer at SHU since 2008 where my main teaching responsibilities have focussed on a range of courses under the Early Years Professional  staff group. These include the Foundation degree and BA top up in Early years as well as the PGCE with EYTS.

Prior to working at SHU I have worked for over 20 years in the NHS, Social Services as well as  for smaller voluntary organisations. During that time I  focussed on working with parents and their children to tackle  disadvantage and improve outcomes for all. I started postgraduate education with SHU in 2005 when I studied and was awarded NPQICL and then went on to gain a Masters degree in Education, my research focussed on supporting and developing mentoring support and practice for Early Years Professionals. I am currently the External Examiner for Pen Green Children's Centre in Corby and the University of Hertfordshire.

Early Years Education and Care; Young Children's health and well being; Supporting and developing academic literacy


Department of Teacher Education

Social Sciences and Arts

Leadership and Quality Improvement L-6

Children and Loss- L 5

Young children's health and well being L 4

Advanced Professional Practice L6

Planning a Professional Project and Extended Professional Project (Research Modules) L6

PGCE and Early Years Teacher Status (L7)

Exploring an aspect of Early Years though Collaborative Development


Embedding academic literacies into a BA (hons) top up course


Procter,S. Bradley,L. and Holland ,W. Leadership and Partnership working in Early Years in Jarvis, P., George, J., & Holland, W.(ed)  (2010). The early years professional's complete companion. Harlow: Pearson Longman.

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