This month we catch up with Helen Lumgair.
I attended Kingston from 2006 – 2009, completing a BA (Hons) in Early Years Teaching.
Kingston offered a flexible study option that was essential for me at the time as I was working both as a Montessori teacher and private tutor. It was a busy time!
Brilliant, pastoral care.
Yes, I have recently been working with the inspirational Jo Van Herwergen, a senior lecturer in Psychology from the School of Psychology, Sociology and Criminology. Jo is assisting with an Early Years Education Conference I'm organising called ENABLE 2015, an event designed to bring together leading experts to provide actionable insights for early years professionals.
Yes, I've just spoken to a colleague who is also working on the creation of a new initiative for the early years. We were both clearly inspired to innovate in our chosen field through our studies.
I expected to teach and while I continue to do so, I'm also currently working on a couple of interesting projects including the creation of ENABLE 2015 and a new Equality Studies Global Initiative which will roll out with a curriculum for the early years.
My greatest achievements have been in finding the correct strategies for the learners in my care; helping them to believe in their innate potential and beginning to fulfil it.
Be brave, trust your instincts and use your voice.
Trevor Noah, a brilliant South African comedian.
Brunch, antiquing, afternoon tea, the Sunday papers and not having a schedule.
My partner of six years. He's a brilliant engineer and would ensure that we survived! And comfortably!
I would take something inspirational, like Rick Warren's ‘Purpose Driven Life'.
I spent my early childhood longing to be a boy…in fact, my dream was to be either Huckleberry Finn or Davey Crockett!
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