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Anni McTavish

Courses offered

Areas of expertise

Anni began her work with young children in a co-operative parent-run playgroup in the late 1980’s. She went on to run and manage the group and since then has worked across the UK as a trainer, consultant and writer. She specialises in expressive arts, creativity, personal, social and emotional development and superheroes. She took part in the National Children’s Bureau PEAL scheme (Parents, Early Years and Learning 2007) and works in settings on a variety of creative projects. 

Anni trained originally as a fine bookbinder, working for Circle Press and the BBC Music Library, and also spent time as a designer hat-maker. Her background in the arts, education and psychotherapy gives her a unique perspective on early years and her approach is to inspire, inform and help practitioners identify strengths as well as areas to develop. Her recent book – Playing and Exploring, (2013 Practical Pre-School books) – is one of a series focusing on the characteristics of effective learning.

You can currently commision a series of linked early development courses with Anni and other Associates. Please see our dedicated page for details.

To book on Anni's next course, Treasure Baskets and Heuristic Play: facilitating multi-sensory play, on the 28th September - visit our course booking page for further details.

Book a course

To enquire about a course, please download and return the booking enquiry form below to associates@early-education.org.uk

Please read the terms and conditions on the second page

We recommend a lead-time of three months to book a course. Certain Associates may be booked up further ahead than that and certain dates, eg start of term, also get particularly booked up.

Download the booking enquiry form