BiographyI starting working with young children as a nursery nurse when I was 17. I have since worked as a primary teacher, lecturer in FE and now in HE. I believe passionately that early childhood should not be over formalised and that early years education should be based on play and first hand experience.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Early years education and care
Children's voices and rights
Gardening and growing vegetables, knitting and other crafts, reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, thinking about and discussing ideas that interest me, socialising with friends and family.