Catriona Gill is currently Acting Head Teacher of Greengables Nursery School and Family Centre in Edinburgh. Catriona trained as a teacher in 2007/8 after having her family and quickly realised her passion for early years education. She completed the Froebel and Childhood Practice Certificate in 2013 and subsequently developed her own practice based upon Froebelian principles. Catriona is an active member of the Edinburgh Froebel Network and is involved in organising the annual Froebel Conference and other network events.
Catriona believes firmly in the power of practitioner enquiry both for personal and school development and has carried out several enquiry projects in a variety of settings. In 2016, she was awarded a Certificate of Professional Recognition in Professional Enquiry by the GTCS. Catriona is currently involved in a collaborative practitioner enquiry project being developed by the Edinburgh Froebel Network, which is looking at the development of literacy through play from a Froebelian perspective.
Catriona has delivered a number of courses for practitioners and teachers, including Developing Block Play and The Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning Approach to Numeracy. She has also presented seminars at a variety of conferences including the International Froebel Conference and the Scottish Learning Festival.
Catriona is currently interested in research around self-regulation and the development of executive functions.
Catriona has a Degree in Psychology, a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and was a professional theatre director and wedding cake designer, before she became a teacher. She continues to nurture her belief that creativity and the ability to learn through play, is what makes us fully human.