Author Biographies

Ali McClure

Ali McClure is an experienced and sought-after trainer, consultant and author probably best known for her book ‘Making it Better for Boys. She writes and runs original courses that inspire, support and empower Early Years professionals, teachers and parents. She heads up her own team of experienced consultants who are passionate about supporting children with […]

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Sue Gascoyne

Sue is a published author, Early Year’s researcher, educational consultant and trainer. She has run workshops and given presentations nationally and internationally to help practitioners introduce learning through sensory play. In 2006 she launched multi-award winning children’s play resource company Play to Z Ltd and maintains an active role as creative director. In addition to […]

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Ben Bolton

Ben trained at Leeds Metropolitan University where he gained a BSc (Hons) Clinical Language Science (Speech and Language Therapy). Since this time he has worked for the NHS and local education authorities as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. He holds a clinical caseload within a Mainstream Paediatrics team seeing a range of children […]

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Stella Louis

Stella Louis M.A. is an Early Years Consultant who began her career as a nursery nurse. She has worked as a nursery manager in a range of settings, NNEB course co-ordinator, senior tutor and Early Years Training coordinator.  She wrote her first book in 2008 on understanding children’s schemas and has had articles regularly published […]

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Jan White

Jan works nationally and internationally to advocate and support high quality outdoor provision for services for children from birth to five.  With twenty-eight years experience of working in education, including key roles in developing Learning through Landscape’s support for the early years sector and Early Excellence’s Stepped Approach to Quality Outdoors, she is currently an […]

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Vickie Wrigglesworth

Vickie has worked in pre-school since 1996 and has 2 grown up children. Vickie is a Senior Pre-school Leader and SENCO, sharing the management role in a 20 place sessional pre-school. Vickie holds a Early Years Professional Status, has a BA (Hons) Early Years and a Level 5 Management qualification. Vickie is working through her […]

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