I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University having completed a FdA and a BA (Hons) top up in 2009.
I achieved Early Years Professional Status in 2009, a Masters in Early Childhood Studies and Qualified Teacher Status in Learning and Skills in 2012. I gained my Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2015 whilst working at Nottingham Trent University. I am currently studying for a Doctorate in Education.
I have worked in early years education for over 30 years, and have had a variety of roles.
I started my carer a childminder and preschool teacher. I then worked for the Pre-School Learning Alliance as a development worker support early years settings and families. In 2000, I moved to work for the local authority as quality improvement officer with the PVI sector. I undertook peripatetic roles at Sheffield Hallam University as an assessor on the Early Years Professional Status and lecturer on the FdA and Early Childhood Studies degree between 2009 and 2012.
I then moved to work at Nottingham Trent University in 2013 where I was the Early Years Strand Leader and worked across the Joint Honours Programme and Early Years Teacher Status undergraduate and post graduate pathways.
I have a passion for early years, as well as for supporting and developing practitioners to enable them to fulfil their aspirations. I am also passionate in providing environments which support young children's wellbeing,learning and development.
- Leadership and management
- Early Years Childcare and Education
- Reflective practice
- Outdoor environments
Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion
I currently teach on Researching Children, Undertaking Research, Early Childhood in Context and Children's Development.