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Yasmin Mukadam

Early years liaison officer and lecturer, Kingston University.

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Overview

Yasmin Mukadam is a lecturer in early year's education at Kingston University. She is the University early year's liaison officer, responsible for supporting and monitoring the quality and parity of the early year's foundation degree programmes across nine collaborative partner colleges. 

She supports students through one to one support, co-ordinating study skills and academic support and visiting work-based undergraduate students to gain feedback of their  experience in order to develop the programmes. 

Yasmin is responsible for enhancing employer engagement through the widening participation agenda and her current MA research is focusing on employers' perceptions of the Kingston University Early Years Foundation Degree programmes. She supports delivery of mentor training sessions at respective partner colleges and continues to develop links with early years employers in the private, voluntary, independent and maintained settings.  

She is a qualified Early Years Practitioner who has worked with babies and children across the birth to five age range, and has taught early years and childcare at further education colleges and worked as an assessor and internal verifier.

Her research interests are currently mostly concerned with what impact higher education may have on staff working with children in the early years stage.  "There needs to be a cultural shift in the perception that looking after children from birth to five, as a profession, does not require any higher-education qualification," she says. "Raising the bar, and inviting early years carers to study for a higher level qualification will only improve self-worth and standing within the workforce, but will also translate into even better quality care for those they are looking after."

To that end she is also interested in looking at management and leadership within the profession and the use of mentoring and coaching as a support tool. Coupled with these lines of research, and still within the early years arena, she is concerned with children's social, emotional and language development. She has written articles about parenting, mentoring, coaching and early years topics and presented at The Education Show in March 2012, about emotional literacy in the early years.

Qualifications

Year gained Subject
2011- MA in professional studies in education, Kingston University.
2009 Practitioner coach diploma and mentor support coach.
2006 Postgraduate diploma in human resource management, Thames Valley University.

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2009- Early years liaison officer and lecturer, Kingston University.
2006-2009 Childcare tutor, Kingston College.
2004-2007 Early years and childcare workforce development officer, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
2003-2004 Senior HR officer, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
2001-2003 HR assistant, London Borough of Hounslow.
1999-2000 Tutor/assessor for 'Smart Training', Kingston upon Thames.
1997-2001 Nursery nurse and early years co-ordinator, two primary schools.
1993-1997 Personnel and administrative officer, Royal Borough of Kingston.

Research

Contribution to chapter two in the book "Unlocking speaking and listening", Routledge, 2011.

Conference Highlights

Presented at the Education Show in March 2012, about emotional literacy in the early years.

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