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Early Inspirations

Welcome to Early Inspirations

Dr Eunice Lumsden

“The Early Years Team at the University of Northampton work to enthuse and inspire about the vital importance of a holistic approach to early childhood development, within a global context and adhering to our values that acknowledge uniqueness, strive for excellence, facilitate wellbeing and empower all.

“We recognise the importance of ongoing professional development and do hope that you enjoy being a member of our wider community of practice.”

Dr Eunice Lumsden, Head of Early Years

This video offers an insight from Ofsted, who presented how to maintain high levels of teaching and outstanding teaching standards within the reception year.



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Read our expert blogs from our Early Years staff, here to help you develop as an Early Years Practitioner.

Student Stories

Early Years students both past and present share their experiences.

As a student working towards becoming an early years teacher, this course is an incredibly positive learning experience, particularly in relation to achieving the teachers standards. These standards are helping me to provide a high quality education to children. It has already had a positive impact on my professional practice – I am leading in more areas of learning within my departmental team. There has been great feedback and support for my studies, and the face to face sessions have been helping too. I am looking forward to continuing my professional journey.

Alice Nkwah


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