BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies
Childhood Practice Training and Development Manager
SVQ Early Years Care and Education Level 3 BA (Hons) Social Science Psychology with Sociology
BSc Sport and Exercise Science
SVQ Children’s Care Learning and Development Level 4
BA Childhood Studies
SVQ Level 4 Childcare and Education
University of Glasgow
London Early Years Foundation
Edenderry Nursery School, Belfast
Author and consultant
Northern Ireland Early Years Specialist
Alice: A busy year this year has seen Alice working with Scottish Government in Aberdeen; deliver over 70 Keynote addresses, across the globe and continue on her project ‘Wee children in the Land of Giants’ with Argyll & Bute Council as well as continuing her long established partnership working closely with June O’Sullivan, CEO of London Early Years Foundation (LEYF).
Marie: continues to develop and deliver a wide range of new in-service courses across Scotland in 15 local authority areas. This year Marie has been developing stronger links with practitioners in Northern Ireland. For the past ten years Experiential Play have been delivering training, conferences and workshops over the water and this year has seen Marie drawing up a framework for Experiential Play delivering qualifications for the early year’s sector in Northern Ireland.
Brendan: Having successfully led SVQ Level 4 training and the Aspiring Leaders programme, Brendan has this year been working on approval to offer the Professional Development Award (PDA) in Childhood Practice. Many of our students have told us they would strongly prefer to stay with us to complete their professional journey rather than going on to University for their BA after level 4. Brendan has been working with SQA and the Social Services Council in order that we can provide the PDA qualification for our students.