student publications: 2018

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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

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."

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."

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

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