Early Years Consultant
Katie Crouch is one of Norland's Early Years Consultants within our Research, Consultancy and Training department.
Katie studied Early Childhood Studies and Linguistics at the University of the West of England and graduated with first class honours in 2010. She has previously worked in a range of medical and educational settings, providing a range of play based therapy, language development and educational support for children and their families.
Before Katie joined Norland, she led a chain of Nurseries, ensuring a high standard of early years practise and provision across seven settings. Through private consultancy, providing professional development and establishing enabling environments, she supported many settings on their journeys to improve outcomes for children. Katie is also a qualified teacher and holds the Early Years Professional Status (completed in 2012 and 2013). She has worked in schools across the south west implementing and establishing quality early years units for two to four year olds; she also built and established one of the first school based, funded two year old units in Swindon.
Katie has also worked with Speech and Language Therapy units in supporting language development and inclusion. She was the Head of Inclusion for a large Primary School where she incorporated practises influenced by published research.
Katie holds a Masters (completed with Merits in 2013) in Education and specialising in the early years. She has continued to share her love of early years through delivering bespoke training and guidance within schools, settings and for the University of the West of England. Katie has continued her enthusiasm for language development and inclusion within early childhood experiences and undertakes extensive CPD to ensure her knowledge and skills are up to date; most recently she has participated in Emotion Coaching and No Fear training which included topics such as positive communication and mediation strategies.
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