A social sciences student has overcome personal loss, anxiety and has battled with learning difficulties to graduate from Edge Hill University.
Joanne Carlsen, 52, had always worked in early years, with her career spanning a special baby care unit, children’s centres, being a nanny and a senior nursery leader.
Students from Edge Hill University’s Early Years Education programmes were able to attend the SchemaPlay 2019 Annual National Conference and Workshops thanks to funding provided by the Student Opportunity Fund.
Edge Hill is the only university in the North West offering students a step up the career ladder thanks to a new qualification being piloted.
The importance of ‘play for the sake of playing’ was examined at a unique event featuring pop up adventure playgrounds, hula hoops, bubble machines and the research behind all the fun at Edge Hill University.
A high profile report funded by the Educational Institute of Scotland and worked on by an Edge Hill academic has captured the headlines with its findings about early years teaching.