Early Years Consultant and Trainer for teachers and parents
Margaret is a trained teacher, advisor, consultant and lecturer.
Trained as a Montessori teacher.
Owner, manager and teacher of two award winning nursery schools.
Traditional teaching qualification, studied for MA in early education.
Worked as Early Years Ofsted inspector.
Delivers professional development training for early years teaching staff.
Studied early child psychology.
Worked extensively in supporting parents to understand how to best support their child to learn and develop.
Delivers workshops for parents groups (both school and community).
Supports individual parents on a one to one basis.
Margaret has two adult sons.
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 and parents with lots of innovative ideas as well as the confidence to put them into practice in their own settings.
"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child”.