Sandra Derham


Course Leader Halesowen College

Children and Families

Sandra is course leader for two foundation degree courses, namely, Early Years and Learning Support at Halesowen College and teaches on both programmes.

She has worked within the children’s workforce since 1985 when she first qualified as a nursery nurse (N.N.E.B). Over the years, Sandra’s career has seen her working as a teaching assistant, family support worker, early years advisor and Surestart children’s centre manager. She has also set up a private day nursery in response to local demand for early years provision for two year olds and has a particular interest in play-based curriculum and multi-disciplinary practice.

Sandra has been committed to continuing her professional development throughout her career and can relate well to students who are studying alongside employment.