Dr Janet Rose - Principal

Dr Janet Rose, Principal of Norland College, has had a long-standing career in early years education, training and provision both nationally and internationally. Before joining Norland, she was a Reader in Education and Early Years Education Award and Programme Leader at Bath Spa University. She has an established track record of senior leadership in Higher Education, leading large degrees programmes in early years education and early childhood, as well as MA and doctoral degrees, alongside early years teacher training. As a former teacher and early years practitioner, she has worked in a variety of early years settings and schools both in England and Europe. In the past 10 years, she has worked at several universities, including Gloucestershire University, where she helped to develop the ‘top up’ degree for Norland students. She is the recipient of two ‘Outstanding Teaching’ student awards and has a national profile as an early years expert. She is frequently invited to be a keynote speaker at national conferences such as with the National College of Teaching and Learning and the National Day Nurseries Association.

She is the author of numerous academic publications including co-authorship of two key texts – The Role of Adult in Early Years Settings and Health and Well-being in Early Childhood. She is also the founder of Emotion Coaching UK and an Associate of Early Education. Janet is passionately committed to the promotion of quality research and excellence in early years provision. Her entire career has been dedicated to the advancement of young children’s potential and wellbeing and the adults that support them.

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