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Philippa Thompson is a Senior Lecturer and Placement Academic Lead for BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies at Sheffield Hallam University
Philippa's professional career has been varied and involved teaching in a wide range of educational settings starting in 1989. She has worked in educational fields in England, Australia and Hong Kong.
Philippa considers herself to be lucky to have had a varied teaching career and senior management roles involving nursery schools, infant and primary schools; Family Centre's; Children's Centre's; Sure Start Centre's; International Schools/Kindergartens and Outdoor Education.
As a Community Teacher and Early Years Advisory Teacher for Sheffield Local Authority, Philippa supported early childhood PVI and maintained sector settings alongside childminders and parents.
This gave her a deep understanding of the quality practice across a huge range of provision and the difficulties faced by the sector.
Philippa joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Senior Lecturer in 2006 with a strong passion for creative teaching. She was awarded the University Inspirational Teacher award in 2016 which voted for by the students is one of her proudest career achievements.
She is currently an Executive Board member of the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network (ECSDN).
Philippa's aim is to develop and support enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate adults to work alongside children and families in the field of Early Childhood. She is also a keen researcher and current doctoral research is designed to hear the voices of parents of children with anaphylaxis in early childhood settings across health, education and care. Published research spans a range of subject areas but all are underpinned by an interest in young children and parental well-being alongside quality provision.
We have created a reflection document in various formats, please click on the button below to select which works best for you; Once completed, please email to: Juls@EYMatters.co.uk and once reviewed a certificate will be emailed to you.