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MA in Early Childhood Education Programme Director

The programme has been designed and developed by Professor Cathy Nutbrown. She was  previously an early years teacher and has experience of LEA work in in-service training and development with teachers, multi-disciplinary training on early literacy, parental involvement and other early childhood issues. Current research interests include, curriculum, children's rights, comparative approaches to teaching and learning, arts and learning, inclusion, and family literacy.

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Cathy teaches and researches in the field of Early Childhood Education. She has Chaired a UK Government-commissioned Review of Early Education and Childcare Qualifications. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Sage Journal of Early Childhood Research. Her research is widely recognized: in May 2013 Cathy was awarded the ESRC prize for Research with Outstanding Impact on Society for her family literacy work and in September 2013 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nursery World Awards 2013 ceremony, for her work with and for young children and those who work with them.