Senior Lecturer in Children & Families
Children and Families
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Michelle Malomo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department for Children & Families within the School of Education. Michelle currently lecturers on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Professional Practice and the top up degree, Integrated Working with Children and Families and The Foundation Degree in Early years. Michelle also works closely with other members of the Department for Children & Families on the Foundation Degree in Early Years, working in partnership, delivering Higher Education with local colleges.
Prior to joining the University, Michelle taught at a Further Education College where she was a Course Leader for the Early Years Foundation degree. Alongside this role she was a learning mentor for new and developing teachers. Michelle also taught at the University of Gloucester for 13 years specialising in Playwork.
Michelle is a qualified Early Years and Playwork Practitioner with experience in both the private and voluntary sector. Her experience includes management with the Early Years sector youth and children’s development work within the voluntary sector. Michelle has worked in a range of settings and has been responsible for the development of social action projects with children, young people and families.
- NAMCW- Early Years Part 1 and 2.
- Higher Education Certificate in Early Years Education
- Advanced Diploma in Education – Emotional and Behaviour Difficulties
- FATCE- Teaching Certificate for Adults
- MA Play and Playwork
Teaching & Research
Michelle is passionate about Play and is particularly interested in the role of Play in outdoor spaces for both practitioner and children and young people. Michelle also is keen to develop innovative resources to support students who undertake study at Higher Education online.
Michelle’s masters research was entitled – If you go down to the woods today - the value of experiential learning in the outdoors for Early Years Practitioners. This work explored the value and effect of experiences in the Outdoors for Early Years practitioners.
Michelle is a Link Tutor for one of the partnership colleges that the Department for Children & Families works with for delivery of their Foundation Degree in Early Years.