Alex Morfaki - Early Years Lecturer

Dr Alexandra Morfaki holds a successful record of setting up and managing early years settings in the private and independent sector which spans 20 years. Alexandra initially trained as a reception class teacher and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Athens and Bath Spa College University, where she attended a trimester on an Erasmus scholarship. Following her graduation, she worked briefly as a trainee vocational counsellor in Athens before returning to Bristol to complete her master’s degree in Education with a focus on counselling.

Alexandra worked as an early years teacher before becoming a manager and has a thorough insight of the early years sector. Her skills and knowledge cover diverse areas such as recruitment, the management of budgets and various operational aspects of early years leadership. Alexandra completed her Early Years Professional Status in 2008 at the University of the West of England (UWE) and holds extensive experience of mentoring early years teacher trainees on placement. She has also taught on a range of modules on the Early Years Teacher Status course at UWE.

Parallel to her managerial role, Alexandra completed her doctoral thesis in 2021. Her research explored the moral and practical dilemmas faced by early year educators in their quest for inclusion as enacted in and through their partnerships with other professionals and parents. Alexandra has a passion for inclusion in the early years and is dedicated to supporting Norland students to become inclusive early years educators.

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