Mrs Faye Stanley

Head of Childhood and Family Studies

Email address: Phone number: 01902 323371 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Early years, Primary curriculum, Comparative education, Practitioner values


Current Teaching Areas

Teaching a selection of modules on the Childhood and Family Studies degree including Child Development, Curricula Frameworks, Language and Literacy in the Early Years, placement modules including the placement journey and visiting students. I have also written and developed an Early Years’ Teacher Status (EYTS) undergraduate course and liaised with a local partner to develop a graduate entry employment based EYTS route.  I also support level 6 project supervision and I am a personal tutor.

Research interests

Children’s experiences in school

Practitioners experiences in early years/primary

Children’s transitions

Membership of professional bodies

I am a member and on the strategy group for the Early Childhood Degrees Network which has included updating the QAA Early Childhood Studies Benchmarks.


Masters in Education, 2007.

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Primary), 1999.                                                                                                       

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, 1997.

PhD (current) funded by University of Wolverhampton and Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education, 2017 (Expected completion date).


‘Team Around the Child’ – Trentham Books

‘The Power of  Ideas in the Early Years’ - Open University

Practitioner Publications and Reports

Previous professional experience

First lecturing appointment (currently 12 years), 2004 to present.

7 years teaching in a primary school from Nursery to Year 6, 1999 to 2004.

1 year as a family support worker, 1997 to 1998.