Stephanie Moriarty

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Job title

Senior Lecturer

Academic qualifications

MA Education, Diploma in Education and Training, Early Years Teacher Status, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education Studies, Current Education Doctorate Student


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I specialised in Early Years education as an undergraduate, completing my Early Years Teacher Status in the final year of my degree. I have worked across the Early Years Sector in various settings, from Sure Start centres to private childcare provisions. I also set up a Foundation Stage unit at a primary school where they’d previously not had a nursery setting.

After leaving the sector, I started working at an Outstanding Further Education College within the Early Years Team. I taught across the CACHE Childcare qualifications from entry-level through to level 4 for the Advanced Practitioner. I also assessed students who were completing placement within the natural working environment. Whilst working here, I completed a Diploma in Education and Training alongside a Masters in Education.

I have most recently started studying towards a Doctorate in Education. Throughout this course so far, I have completed reflection units and started preparing for my thesis module. My thesis research will be focusing on the assessment methods used within the Childcare T Level qualification. In addition, I have recently begun sharing my research findings at FE research based conferences.


Child Development from Conception to Seven Years

Children’s Health and Well-being

Providing a Safe Environment for Children

Child Health

Play and Learning

Understanding Children’s additional needs

Observation, Assessment and Planning

Supporting Emergent Literacy

Supporting Emergent Mathematics

Preparing for School Readiness

International Perspectives

Reflective Practice for Professional Development

Professional Partnerships in Early Years


Parents, Families and Carers

Working with others

Equality and Diversity

Special Educational Needs and Disability

English as an Additional Language

Supporting Education

Research interests and scholarly activity

I’m currently an Education Doctorate student in my third year, starting my research for my thesis. I have a research interest in assessments used in the childcare T Level and teacher perspectives of this process.

My Masters research focused upon the use of technology within the classroom to enhance students’ learning experiences.

Childhood Education Studies

Department of Education

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