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Areas of expertise
- Quality improvement
- Stimulating learning environments – indoors/outdoors
- Observation, assessment and planning
- Mathematical development
- Outdoor learning environments
- Tracking children’s progress
- Supporting child initiated learning
- Leadership and management
- Two year olds (including the Progress Check at age two)
- Communication and Language
Penny Cartwright is an independent early years consultant and trainer. For over twenty years she worked in an advisory capacity for the London Borough of Lewisham, supporting and promoting quality improvement. Her last role was Team Leader for the Early Years Improvement Team, working with schools, settings and childminders, with particular responsibility for settings and childminders. Previous roles included Strategic Lead for the Every Child a Talker programme, School Improvement Officer with responsibility for early years, Early Years Advisor and Early Years Advisory Teacher.
Since 2013, Penny has been an independent early years consultant and trainer. Penny has been part of the URLEY project (Using Research tools to improve Language in the Early Years) and the NDNA Maths Champions programme. Penny has an extensive track record of improving quality across a wide range of early years provision, working with leaders and practitioners in schools, private settings and with childminders. She provides advice, support and training for schools, settings, childminders and local authorities.
Penny believes passionately that all children deserve high quality learning environments, indoors and outdoors, that will support them to become confident and independent learners, inspire them and motivate them to want to learn. Penny is co-author of the successful publications ‘A Place to Learn – Developing a stimulating learning environment’ and ‘Focus on Planning – Effective planning and assessment in the early years’ produced by LEARN.
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