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Sue Baylis

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Children & Families Partnership Development Coordinator

Institute of Education

Contact Details

email: s.baylis@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 855571

Sue has worked with children and their families or carers in a range of statutory and private organisations in education and social care over the last 25 years. Her career in early years work began in an early years setting for 60 children in rural Worcestershire and developed over the years as she learned more about children with disabilities, child protection and family support. In later years, her role as a practitioner expanded to include work with children with moderate to severe disability and others who had a diagnosis of autism. Her interest in children with autism grew and she worked for 6 years specialising in supporting children with ASD at a nursery assessment unit in Worcester City Centre. Sue’s values and beliefs are grounded in giving children positive experiences, a sense of self-worth and valuing their contribution.

Sue joined the team at the University of Worcester in 2006 and continues her work with children and their families by supporting students in their chosen careers and by respecting the contribution of students and staff in the emerging early years profession.

The importance of graduate workers taking on lead roles within early childhood settings is also an interest of Sue’s. Specific interests are enabling the child with disability to be heard and developing leadership in practice. Currently this evolves within Early Years Teacher Status programme when looking at professionalism within work with 0 - 5 year olds, families, multi-professionals and colleagues.

Qualifications

2010: University of Worcester, Masters in Special and Inclusive Education

2005: University of Worceser, PG Dip, Special and Inclusive Education

2001: University of Worcester, BA (Hons) Early Childhood

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Early Years, Special and Inclusive Education (Autism)

Research Interests

Listening to the voice of the child with Special Educational Needs

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Training, Advancement and Co-operation in Teaching Young Children (TACTYC)

The Higher Education Academy -Fellow

Publications

Publications

June 2009 The New Professionals: leading for change by Rory McDowall Clark & Sue Baylis 

In Reflections on Practice in the Early Years Edited by Natalie Canning and Mike Reed

Article-Men in Early Years In EYE Magazine

2009 - Andrews, M & Baylis, S (2009) ‘Male Status Symbols: Men in Early Childhood’. Early Years Educator (EYE) Magazine. Vol 11, Issue 3

2010 - The New Professionals: leading for change by Rory McDowall Clark & Sue Baylis

2010 - In Reflections on Practice in the Early Years Edited by Natalie Canning and Mike Reed. London: Sage

2011 - Leading Practice and Leading Change by Rory McDowall Clark & Sue Baylis

2011 - In Implementing Quality Improvement and Change in the Early Years Edited by Natalie Canning and Mike Reed. London: Sage

2012 - ‘Wasted Down There’; policy and practice with under -threes. by Rory McDowall Clark & Sue Baylis

2012 - Early Years Journal (Special Edition)

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities