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I am a Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood with a specialism in Early Help, Child Development and Child Protection. I am writing posts mainly around Early Years, research and to engage in discussions. My complete passion within Higher education is accessing undergraduate opportunities in Early years education through the widening participation agenda. I have had a career which has seen me flourish within the Early Years and Children's services, and the knowledge I have gained, allows me to share the knowledge within my lectures, with like minded and gifted people / practitioners who will be our next lecturers, social workers, teachers and early years professionals. I will also be plugging my own research on Higher Level Apprenticeships in the Early Years. But I am convinced you will join in the discussion.

​I will write one main contemporary issue/discussion each week. Mainly Early Years Related and occasional Educational links too. Each week I will also introduce guest blogs to link to current practice research.

​I am not endorsed in any way and the comments are my own. Hope you enjoy and join me in the journey of what is the most exciting time a child has:Β THE EARLY YEARS

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January book reviews: Professional and picture books | Early Years Educator #EYE #TeamEarlyChildhood #TeamEC

Early Years Hashtags are a great way to communicate on social media. It is a great way to be inclusive so no one feels left out. Here are my Early Years hashtags to use. Why not tag a few in your tweets this week? Looking forward to seeing them all. I have my tweet deck ready.

⭐️@ECSDNetwork Conference on the 28th Jan 2022. Starting the day off will be @TanWillDoIt and @PhilippaThomps4 discussing Early Childhood Studies Students & Creating a Positive Identity. Come and join this free conference and book your place here: #ECSDN⭐️

Who’s coming to the @WorldForumECE this year? I can’t wait to go and meet friends that I made there in Macao. #TeamEarlyChildhood #TeamEC

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