student publications: 2017 - 2018

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2018 published papers

Sam Sheath: A Cross Cultural Analysis Examining Bed Sharing Practices
"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."

Zara Khan: How can sign language be implemented into mainstream schools to promote inclusion?
"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 Elliott: Analytic Commentary – Nonsense Play
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.

Lydia Mountcastle: Effective Leadership in Early Childhood Settings
"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."

Faye Harvey: An Investigation into Children’s Transition from Reception to Year 1

Katie McKinney: Contesting Childhood Essay

Amy Stevens: Contemporary Perspective of the Outdoor Learning Area in Year One

Ingrid Miller: How are Children with Diabetes Supported in Primary Education: a Teacher/Parent Perspective

Maxime Perrott: The Features of Modern Childhood

Rochelle Felix: Exploring Ghanaian Children’s Perception of Friendship
"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."

Lynne Hill: Considering the Use of Children's Books and Digital Media to Support Emerging Literacies within an Early Years Setting

Maxime Perrott: The Features of Modern Childhood
"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."

Kristen Stead: The Manipulation of Play by Society is Constraining the Power of Play to Empower

2017 published papers

Charlotte Hunt: A Reflection on your Professional Development
"I am in my first year at Norland College and have encountered many beneficial experiences through practical placements and written assignments, on which I have reflected in this article. I was inspired to become a Norland Nanny while I was volunteering at an orphanage in India in the Summer of 2014. Before starting at Norland College, I took a gap year working at a Girls’ Boarding School in Perth, Australia in both the Junior School and Boarding House. Both of these opportunities abroad gave me valuable learning experiences before starting at Norland."

Simmran Singh: Developing Leadership in the Early Years
"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."

Dane Pollard: Can Technology Revolutionise Pedagogy in the Early Years?
"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. 

Pollyanna Whitehead: Report on Research Findings - An Evaluation and Analysis of Family Service Provision
"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.". 

Verity Brown: Animal Assisted Intervention - What is the Impact on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Social Development?
"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: Reflection on an Aspect of Practice / The Role of the Student Practitioner
" 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.". 

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