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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, dynamic, 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 fascinated by very young children’s thinking. She has a keen interest in early brain development, the different ways that children learn and how practitioners can support them. She is excited to see new and novel ways of recording and documenting children’s learning, and has been inspired by the practice she has seen in Reggio Emilia. Tamsin is also particularly interested in play, active learning and early language development, including use of signs and gestures to support communication.
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 three books: 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. She is busy gathering material for her next couple of books, one on self regulation and the other a loving pedagogy.
Tamsin has an MA in Early Childhood Education and researched What constitutes a loving pedagogy in an early childhood setting? She has achieved certificates/accreditation with PTLLS, High/Scope, EYPS, PGCE and PGCHE.
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