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Conferences, courses and consultancy to date:

United Kingdom


  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics:
    - Westminster College, Oxford
    - University of Ripon & York
    - Liverpool University
  • BAECE – now ‘Early Education’
  • BEAM, London
  • British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) day conference, University of Cambridge, (2009)
  • Early Childhood Mathematics Group (ATM)
  • Early Education National Conference, University of Sunderland (2017)
  • Early Education: Annual Conference 2017 (Key Speech) – Sunderland
  • Emergent Mathematics Teachers Conferences (annual conferences) University of Exeter
  • ‘Hundred Languages of Children’ (Reggio): South West
  • Mathematics Association, University of Exeter / University of Cambridge, 2009
  • Mathematics Association (MA) Annual Conference 2009: Cambridge University
  • Mirandanet, Institute of Education, London
  • National Primary Centre, Birmingham
  • National Association of Child Psychiatrists & Child Psychologists
  • PACE: Newport Early Years Conference, Wales
  • PACE: Swansea Early Years Conference, Wales
  • Pre-school Playgroups Association South Glamorgan, Cardiff, Wales
  • Pre-school Learning Alliance
  • Stepping Stones Training, Bristol

Research Conferences
paper presentations

  • Anglia Ruskin University Conference, (2010)
  • Bath Spa University, BA Education Studies Degree
  • EECERA Conference 2016: Dublin City University
  • EECERA Conference, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • EECERA Conference, Birmingham University
  • EECERA Conference 2017, Bologna, Italy
  • EECERA Conference, St Patrick's College, City University of Dublin, Ireland
  • EECERA Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
  • EECERA Conference, Iceland University of Education, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • EECERA Conference 2007 ' Exploring Vygotsky's Ideas: Crossing Borders': Top Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • EECERA Conference 2008 'Reconsidering the Basics in Early Childhood Education', Stavanger, Norway;
  • Roehampton University, ‘Art in Early Childhood’ Conference
  • TACTYC / BERA Colloquium (2008): 'Play and Education 3-8: Leeds Metropolitan University
  • TACTYC 'Research into Practice' Conference (2009)
  • TACTYC Research Conference, Birmingham (2009)

  • TACTYC Research Conference, York (2011)

  • TACTYC Research Conference, Birmingham, (2014)

  • The Fifth Warwick International Early Years Conference

presentations, seminars and modules

  • Bath Spa University and Redcliffe Children's Centre: Master's Module in Early Childhood Mathematics
  • Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) Birmingham: MA in Education (Early Years): Leading Early Years Maths.
  • College of St Mark & St John, Plymouth, Early Years Conference
  • Institute of Education, University of London, Early Years Conference
  • Institute of Education, University of London, Professional Development Courses
  • Institute of Education, Mirandet
  • Sheffield Hallam University 'Wider Issues in Maths' Conference: Key speech (2010)
  • TACTYC / BERA seminar: 'ECEC Policy in the UK: Research Perspectives and Initiatives'. University of Winchester (2013)
  • University of Leiden: the Netherlands (2017)
  • University of Plymouth, Faculty of Arts & Education – Early Years Mathematics
  • University of Plymouth, Early Years conference
  • University of Plymouth, Early years Forum
  • University of West of England, Bristol
  • Westminster College, Oxford: Presentation to M.Ed. course students
  • Weston College, Weston-super-mare (MA  Hons degree course): (2010)


  • All Party Political Group (APPG) on Maths and Numeracy: Westminster (2014)

  • Early Excellence Centre: Huddersfield (2012)

  • Edge Hill University: Key Speakers at MaST Conference

  • National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM): International Research conference, Bristol (2009)

  • Sheffield Hallam University: Key Speakers at MaST Conference

  • Williams Review of Mathematics Teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools (2008)

Northern Ireland

  • Shankill Sure Start Project, Belfast


  • University of Strathclyde: EECERA conference
  • Early Years Mathematics Conference (2012) Edinburgh
  • Children in Scotland Numeracy and Maths Conference 2014


  • South Glamorgan Pre-school Playgroups Association, Cardiff, Wales
  • Newport Early Years Conference (PACE) - Wales
  • Swansea Early Years Conference (PACE) - Wales
  • Pembrokeshire Foundation Stage - Wales

Local Education Authorities,
schools and settings

Conference seminars, key speeches & CPD

  • Bath Numeracy Strategy
  • Bedfordshire LEA – Early Years Advisory Service
  • Birmingham Year of Mathematics
  • Birmingham Mathematics Conference
  • Bradford
  • Brent Action Research Project
  • Brent LA (2010)
  • Bristol City Council: Early Years Conference
  • Bristol Numeracy Strategy
  • Bristol LEA: Nursery Mathematics Conference
  • Bristol Redcliffe Children's Centre: National Conference
  • Bristol, Redcliffe Children's Centre: Williams Maths Review days - nursery and reception
  • Bristol Redcliffe Children's Centre -Mathematics Conference (2011)
  • Bristol City College, EY Conference, (2010)
  • Bristol, National Strategies
  • Bristol: Ashton and Bedminster Extended Partnership
  • Bristol, College Green Nursery
  • Bristol, Redcliffe Children's Centre course for Reception and Year 1
  • Bristol, Rosemary Nursery
  • Bristol, South Street Primary School and Children's Centre
  • Bromley LEA
  • Cambridge Learning Network (Nursery / Reception)
  • Camden Early Years Partnerships
  • Devon: Academic Councils
  • Devon Early Years Partnerships
  • Devon LEA
  • Devon Nursery Conferences
  • Devon Sure Start - Schemas conference
  • Dorset Early Years Partnerships Conference
  • Dorset LEA
  • Downsend Epsom Lodge, Leatherhead, Surrey
  • Eastwood Nursery, Roehampton
  • Harrow LEA
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Luton LEA (2012)
  • Maidenhead
  • Medway LEA
  • National Strategies Conference, Bristol
  • Nottingham Early Years Partnerships
  • Nottingham LEA
  • Pen Green Centre for Under Fives and their Families
  • Pen Green Schema Conference
  • Plymouth International Year of Mathematics
  • Plymouth Early Years Partnerships
  • Poole LEA Early Years Conference
  • Reading LEA: Stepping Stones Training
  • Richmond LEA
  • Roehampton, Eastwood Nursery (2009)
  • Severnside training Centre, South Gloucester
  • Slough, Baylis Nursery
  • South Gloucestershire LA (2009)
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Stoke-on-Trent Early Years PSRN Conference (2010)
  • Surrey, Leatherhead: Downsend School, Epsom Lodge  (2010)
  • Swindon LEA
  • Torbay
  • Weston College, BA Hons. Degree Course: Weston-super-Mare


  • European Council of International Schools (ECIS): Early Years Conference (2009) - Brussels (Waterloo)


  • Art in Early Childhood conference, University of Cyprus, Nicosia

Czech Republic

  • Prague (EECERA Conference)


  • EECERA Conference 2016: Dublin City University
  • St Patrick's College, City University of Dublin: EECERA conference


  • Tallinn University, EECERA Conference 2013


  • ECIS Early Childhood Conference, Athens (2012)


  • Iceland University of Education, Reykjavik, Iceland (EECERA Conference)


  • Madurai Institute of Social Sciences, Tamil Nadu, S. India


  • University of Bologna, EECERA Conference 2017

The Netherlands

  • Academie voor Ontwikkelingsgericht Onderwijs (OGO Academy) conference Ede, The Netherlands

  • University of Leiden (2017)


  • Queen Maud’s College of Early Childhood Education, Stavanger, Norway, (EECERA Conference)


  • Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, EECERA Conference 2015


  • University of Indiana
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville, Kentucky USA


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