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About me
Passionate about inspiring others

I believe that all children deserve practitioners who are inspiring, dynamic, reflective and passionate about their learning. When children have the very best start in their early years they adopt positive dispositions and attitudes to learning and the primary way to assist with this is through inspiring and motivating those who teach them. In this environment children thrive and grow and can achieve their potential.  I am passionate about delivering high quality early years training and consultancy services on all aspects of early childhood education.  

I continue to be an advocate for listening to young children, making learning multi-sensory, active and, of course, playful. Play is the best way that children of all ages learn and develop. We need to allow children time to become engrossed in their play and encourage them to follow their interests and fascinations. I particularly love the quote by George Bernard Shaw, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

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  • Fellow - Higher Education Academy 


  • MA Early Childhood Education

  • PGCE Early Years (with QTS)

  • Early Years Professional Status (EYPS)

  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)

  • BA (Hons) Humanities (Geography)

Professional Memberships
Other external roles 
Book publications
Best educational book 2021 'Developing a Loving Pedagogy in the Early Years'

The book links below take you to Amazon and as an Associate,  I earn from qualifying purchases.


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'Developing a loving pedagogy in the early years - how love withs with professional practice.  By author Tamsin Grimmer.
'Calling all superheroes', supporting and developing superhero play in the early years' by author Tamsin Grimmer
'School readiness and the characteristics of effective learning' the essential guide for Early Years Practitioners', by author 'Tamsin Grimmer'
'Observing and developing schematic behaviour in young children' - A professional's guide for supporting children's learning, play and development by author Tamsin Grimmer
'Nurturing self-regulation in Early Childhood', adopting an ethos and approach by Authors Tamsin Grimmer and Wendy Geens
'Supporting behaviour and emotions in the early years', strategies and ideas for Early Years Educators by author Tamsin Grimmer
Book Chapters 
'Early Childhood theories today' by Aaron Bradbury and Ruth Swailes

I have recently written a chapter on 'Bronfenbrenner' in the edited book Early Childhood Theories Today, which is soon to be published.

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I have also written a chapter on Schematic Play and Autistic Children in the edited book Schemas in the Early Years: Exploring Beneath the Surface Through Observation and Dialogue

Assessment in the primary classroom, principles and practice

I have also contributed to a chapter about moderation in the book Assessment in the Primary Classroom which is edited by Sarah Earle. 

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