Kathryn Crouch - Senior Lecturer in Early Years

Katie Crouch is an Early Years Senior Lecturer, having previously been one of Norland’s Early Years Consultants within the 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, a Master’s degree in 2012 and a PGCE in 2013. Katie is an experienced Head of Inclusion and completed the NASENDCo award and is now completing her Ph.D. in psycholinguistics. She regularly carries out guest lectures on topics such as: linguistics, psycholinguistics, child development and leadership and management in other HE institutions. She has previously worked in a range of medical and educational settings, providing a range of play-based therapy, language development and support for children and their families.

Before Katie joined Norland, she led a chain of Nurseries, ensuring high standards in early years practise and provision across settings. Through private consultancy, providing professional development and establishing enabling environments, she supported many settings on their journeys to improve outcomes for children. Katie 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.

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