January 2024

Jayne's Story

By Jayne Hackett

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Jayne Hackett

Lecturer in Education

Before becoming a higher education lecturer and previous to her role as Programme lead for the Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies and Children, Jayne worked in a variety of early years and school settings, managing a community-based playgroup and as an early years advisor and working as a placement coordinator for local children’s centres and schools.

"I currently teach on a range of full-time and online programmes within the field of childhood and education. I am passionate about working with students to explore theory-to-practice links within a safe learning environment through inquiry, debate and reflection.  

The early years of a child's life play a crucial role in determining their developmental trajectory throughout life. Rapid brain development occurs during this time, laying the foundations for future learning and behaviour. 

Studying for a Foundation Degree in Early Years (0-8) at University College Birmingham will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and behaviours necessary to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of young children’s lives. You’ll be at the forefront of nurturing their curiosity, well-being, and holistic development alongside developing your personal and professional attributes and employability skills.  

At University College Birmingham, we recognise that you will have a unique learning journey. As such, we will work together to help you achieve a higher level of expertise to meet the needs of children and the sector."

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