I am an arts-educator and pedagogical consultant who has worked in education, health, social and cultural fields in the UK for 20 years developing creative and innovative approaches to learning, professional development and consulting on pedagogy and educational early years projects.
I speak, write and share my work alongside of the educators with whom I work to raise the profile and illuminate what is possible in early childhood education. I have developed a wide repertoire of training material that helps to engage and ignite the curiosity of educators and develop deep thinking about children’s learning processes and the researchful pedagogic practices that can support children’s meaning-making strategies.
I am a Co-Director of Sightlines-Initiative, the UK reference point for Reggio Children, Reggio Emilia, Italy and participated in the 2010 and 2013 International Network meetings as well as attending many study tours for the past 16 years. I am currently developing transnational opportunities for exchange, dialogue and reflection about children, education and culture in collaboration with a network of schools I work alongside in the UK and Pre-Schools in Stockholm, Sweden.
I have an MA in Education from Birmingham City University and was awarded by Creative Partnerships in 2011 for my work with Windsor Centre for Children and Families, Wolverhampton for ‘achieving the extraordinary and being an inspiration to others’. In 2013 I was awarded the EECERA/Routledge Annual Practitioner Research Award at the 23rd EECERA conference in Tallinn, Estonia for my paper entitled: Developing Children’s Critical Thinking Through Question and Dialogue
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