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Tamsin Grimmer is an experienced early years consultant and trainer who is passionate about young children’s learning and development. Tamsin works part time as a lecturer at Bath Spa University on the Primary and Early Years PGCE courses. She believes that all children deserve practitioners who are inspiring, loving, reflective and committed to improving on their current best. Tamsin particularly enjoys planning and delivering training and supporting early years practitioners and teachers to improve outcomes for young children.
Tamsin is passionate about promoting equality within early years. She was a member of the Inclusion and Equalities working party for the Birth to Five Matters materials and regularly writes about issues relating to this area. She is also a member of the LGBTQIA+ Early Years group.
Tamsin has been an early years consultant for two local authorities and has worked as a teacher and early years professional. More recently she has put theory into practice with her own children, and has demonstrated that she was an Outstanding practitioner while childminding. She is keen to support childminders and home-based carers in their difficult task to support children’s learning and development and has written several courses specifically aimed at childminders and childminding assistants.
Tamsin has published several books: Developing a Loving Pedagogy in the Early Years, Supporting Behaviour and Emotions, Self-regulation in the Early Years, Observing and Developing Schematic Behaviour in Young Children; School Readiness and the Characteristics of Effective Learning and Calling All Superheroes: Supporting and Developing Superhero Play in the Early Years.
Tamsin has an MA in Early Childhood Education and researched Is there a place for love in an early childhood setting? She has achieved certificates/accreditation with PTLLS, High/Scope, EYPS, PGCE and PGCHE.
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