Margaret has had an extensive teaching career heading up Early Years education in nurseries and primary schools and is a member of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics. She has worked as an Ofsted inspector for over 10 years and has delivered Early Years teacher training at degree level.
As a qualified Early Years teacher trainer Margaret writes and delivers a
wide range of professional development courses for degree-level
students and practitioners. She has over 20 years’ training experience
and was recently awarded a Grade 1 (outstanding) by Ofsted for the
quality of her own teaching.
Specialising in developing outstanding early years practice in schools and settings, and in developing progress in early maths and science, Margaret supports inspirational ideas for developing effective outdoor learning. Margaret's hugely successful workshops and courses have been delivered
nationally and internationally in The Hague, Madrid and Bangkok. She has consulted for many local authorities and
state and independent schools, and written and delivered mathematics training for BEAM and SMART. Margaret also delivers a wide range of
courses such as Action in the Early Years Foundation Stage for OSIRIS Educational, supporting best practice in the EYFS. She has delivered workshops at TES conferences in the UK.
She extensively researches current developmental issues and has written
magazine articles and contributions for early learning reference books.
Margaret is a qualified Montessori teacher and has studied Reggio
Emilia, Te Whāriki (the national curriculum statement for the early
childhood sector in New Zealand) and Outdoor Learning.
Crayon Generation is committed to influencing early years professionals to be the best they can, to confidently meet curriculum challenges and changes. Training is practical as opposed to theory-based and equips teachers with lots of innovative ideas as well as the confidence to put them into practice in their own settings.