Caroline has a BA from the University of Cambridge and a Master and PhD from the University of Warwick. She started her career as teacher in primary and special education. She moved on to work in early years and became course director for the BA (EYPS) at the University of Warwick. Caroline has published extensively on a variety of topics including leadership, inclusion and reflective practice. Caroline, a former Ofsted inspector, is now working independently as an educational consultant as well as running her own nursery settings. She remains closely connected with the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Warwick where she is an Associate Fellow and part-time lecturer. Caroline is interested in international development and has worked at home and abroad supporting quality early childhood education and teacher training. She has been part of several strategy and advisory groups. Caroline has three grandchildren who keep her motivated to ensure children are supported by highly knowledgeable practitioners. Caroline has written extensively for the Open University.
Michael is a senior lecturer at Institute of Education, the University of Worcester. He has a longstanding educational experience of working with schools and early years settings, and a particular interest in the way students learn and ways to promote effective learning. Michael’s research interests focus on how to enhance quality provision for young children. His Published material includes research journal articles and books: Reflective Practice in the Early Years 2010, Quality Improvement and Change in the Early Years 2012, Work Based Research in the Early Years 2012, A Critical Companion to Early Childhood 2015 and Effective Leadership for Early Years Practice, 2017. He has recently become Co-Editor for a book Series with Routledge publishing in the UK.