On Line Publications from ECS Students
We are proud to offer a showcase for selected reviewed work.
Dr. Jackie Musgrave: and Nikki Fairchild:
2018 Published Papers
My name is Samantha Sheath. I have recently completed a BA in Early Years with the University of Greenwich as a top up student, having graduated previously with an HND in Early Years in 1999. I will be graduating with a first-class honours degree.
I have 20 years of experience working with children and families. I have two young daughters and aim to be a role-model to them showing them hard work, dedication and achievement. I currently work in a Montessori pre-school alongside a voluntary role as a breastfeeding peer supporter in my local community. I am passionate about supporting parents and developing their knowledge. I have a strong interest in social policy and neuroscience. I aim to continue my studies to complete a masters.
My name is Zara Khan and I am 21 years old. I have a BA honours in Early Childhood Studies and I am enrolling in my PGCE in September. Studying my degree has sparked a deep interest in wanting to advocate for children, especially children with disabilities. This came from the unique opportunity I received to work in a special needs school where I started to learn sign language (I am still currently learning). I hope my teaching career will make a difference to at least one person’s life and allow them to live life to their fullest.
Liona is a mature 2nd year student at Roehampton University. She is interested in the link between early childhood and mental health later in life. Having worked as a practitioner prior to study she is passionate about creating and developing tangible resources to help both parents and children reach their full potential
I am 24 years old and have just graduated with a first class honours degree in Education Studies at Bath Spa University. Whilst studying I have been working as a respite worker for a variety of children with special educational needs where I provide support in the home and in accessing activities within the local community. I am looking forward to starting a Schools Direct course this year, where I will be training as a primary SEN teacher and intend on specialising to work with children with profound and multiple learning difficulties.
I am 23 years old. While I was born and raised on the island of St. Lucia, I also lived in America, where I earned my Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology. I then moved to England to earn my Master of Arts (MA) in Early Childhood Studies at the University of East London. Now that I have completed my MA, I am working on pursuing a PhD. I would like to be an academic, and to also create an international organisation which works with children according to their needs.
Nina Hajittofi; a second year undergraduate student studying for a degree in early childhood studies at the university of Chichester. She enjoys all aspects of child development and has a strong interest in how early experiences can have a major long term impact on children’s lives. Whilst studying she works as a nanny, looking after two teenage girls. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and spending time with family and friends.
My name is Maxime Perrott and I am currently studying a Foundation Degree in Early Years with Bath Spa University taught at New College, Swindon. I will be continuing onto the Top-Up BA in Education Studies at Bath Spa in September. After completing my undergraduate I hope to continue onto a masters in Educational Research. I am also working as a Self-employed Nanny and dog walker in the Marlborough area, looking after a range of age groups from toddler through to teenager.
July 2017 Published Papers
My name is Simmran Singh and I have recently graduated with an BA (Hons) in Early Years and Childhood Studies at The Manchester Metropolitan University. I am currently working as a youth worker where I provide support and implement activities for children and young people, aged 11+. I also volunteer for two charity organisations, NSPCC/ChildLine and 42nd Street where these roles have given me a range of opportunities to gain new skills and enhance my personal development. I am looking forward to progress in further study in an MA in Social Work where I would like a career in children’s social services specialising in children’s mental health.
I am studying an Early Years and Childhood Studies degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. I am hoping to continue my study after completing my degree and look forward to a career as a primary school teacher.
I am 29 years old and have just finished my first year at Roehampton University. I was born in London and spent some years of my childhood in Jamaica. After leaving school I qualified in holistic beauty therapy and by 20 managed a skincare counter. However, at 22, I began experiencing some difficulties with my mental health and had to take some time out. I retrained in childcare and at 25 proceeded to work as a practitioner for a families project. Thoroughly enjoying it and wanting to further my knowledge I decided to start University. Because of my own experiences I am very interested in the link between early childhood and mental health. Studying this degree has already provided me with so much understanding and insight and I look forward to the next two years.
My name is Pollyanna Whitehead and I studied at Norland College from 2013 – 2016, recently graduating with a first class honours degree in Early Years Development and Learning. I am now working as a private nanny in London, whilst completing my Norland Diploma. I am looking to complete further study, specialising in social policy and family services, with the goal of pursuing a career in this field.
My name is Verity Brown; I have just completed my BA honours degree at Norland College, and am currently working as a nanny. My childcare career started 6 years ago when I enrolled at the College of Richard Collyer where I studied CACHE level 3 childcare and education. After completing my childcare course at college I took a year out before starting at Norland College to work part time at a pre-school and to nanny for a little boy, during this time my passion as a nanny really flourished. My childcare career has been a wonderful experience, and I look forward to the many years ahead in my chosen career.
Marianne Adams: I am currently a second year student at Norland College, studying for a degree in Early Years Development and Learning. As part of my course I have the opportunity to experience a wide range of placements, as well as nannying and babysitting in my spare time. This has given me diverse toolset to work with many different ages and developmental stages which I have drawn on in this paper.
Emma McShane: I am a mature part-time student in my final year of a BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies at Stranmillis University College Belfast.
Emma considers the importance of supporting the development of creativity in the young child
Amber Chadwick: I am twenty years old and come from Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. I have been studying at Norland College since 2015 and prior to this completed 3 A-Levels. I am looking forward to a career as a nanny.
Amber refelcts on the role of the student practitioner
Caitlin Richardson: I am a Third Year University Student studying Early Childhood (Professional Practice) at the University of Worcester.
I have always been interested in working with children as they are fascinating yet complex little beings and believe any career involving children is therefore likely to be exciting. I currently work at a Nursery in my hometown with children aged 2-3. Although challenging, this job further confirms my aspiration to ensure I am doing everything I can to make sure children are offered the best start in life.