About the Author
Anne began her career as a nurse and then trained to be a teacher as a mature student in 1971. All her training since then has been through a work based route. She currently leads a team of multi-professional early years professionals in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Education at Kingston University.
Daryl originally qualified as a teacher in 1987. Since then she has been fortunate to have gained experience of working across different key stages. Her passion for early years stemmed from an initial interest of working with children with special educational needs. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at Kingston University working across different programmes from Early Years Education to Primary Teaching and is actively involved in working towards future programmes to promote multi-professional working.
Helen started her career as a nursery nurse working in a variety of early years settings. All of Helen's following training has been through a work based route. She became an early years lecturer in Further Education, teaching childcare and educational courses. After becoming involved in the running of the Foundation Degree in Early Years she went on to except a post with the early years team at Kingston University.
Jo started her working career in Social Work when she worked for the London borough of Barnet and then the borough of Kingston upon Thames. She began teaching in 1983 and embarked on several training courses as part of her continuous professional development, last year having completed her M.A. in professional studies in education. She currently leads the Foundation Degree in Early Years, Management and Leadership within the Faculty of Design Studies at Kingston University.
Jessica has recently joined the Early Years Team at Kingston University bringing with her multi-disciplinary expertise. Her career has included Health Visiting, lecturing across disciplines in Further Education, freelance training with a focus on Behaviour Management, developing a peer mediation programme in a Junior School, family and parenting workshops. As a Local Authority Early Years Training Co-ordinator she experienced first hand the changing requirements for Early Years practitioners, leading to her direct involvement in teaching and managing an Early Years Sector-endorsed Foundation Degree programme.