I have been teaching Early Childhood Education and Care in further and higher education since 2002, I started my career in FE as a tutor, then course leader for Higher education programmes and more recently as Head of School for Early Childhood Studies. I joined the University of Wolverhampton in July 2015 as senior lecturer in Childhood and Family studies. I have experience working in the Early Years Foundation Stage and with children with additional needs. I have recently completed research on the impact of HE on practitioners professional and personal development and a project for the HEA on creative teaching of research methods. I have aDoctorate in Education (ECE). My research interest is centered on the professionalisation of the ECE workforce. I had the privilege of serving as an expert panel member for the recent Nutbrown Review of Early Years qualifications.
I teach a selection of modules in Childhood and Family Studies including, Language and Literacy in the Early Years, Working with Individuals and Groups, Rights, Responsibilities and Advocacy, The Role of Play and Professional Roles.
Senior Lecturer for Childhood and Family Studies. This role involves teaching, learning and assessment, planning and preparing lectures and marking of assessments. I supervise level 6 students through their project and am module leader for Working with Individuals and Groups, Developing Professionals and Leading Quality in the Early Years. As well as leading the Developing Professionals module, I have responsibility for work placements for Early Childhood Studies students and I visit students in their work placements. I am a personal tutor, supporting students through their Childhood and Family studies courses to enrich the student experience.