Having initially trained as a secondary school teacher of mathematics Kathryn fell in love with the early years and made the move in 2005. Retraining by gaining her Early Years Professional Status and a Masters in Early Years she worked within early years practice for many years, managing a number of settings and writing a monthly column for Nursery World. Going on to direct care and education at senior management levels she combined practical experience with strong theoretical knowledge enabling her to lead practice throughout many settings. Presenting research at international conferences and a Key note speaker Kathryn’s engaging style and delivery has inspired those interested in early childhood at all levels.
With research interests in outdoor play and the effects of early experiences on children’s lives Kathryn is an active member of Early Childhood networks, a consultant to outdoor play designers and actively involved in the All Party Parliamentary Group on A Fit and Healthy Childhood, contributing to publications making a real difference in the lives of young children.
Having taught across graduate and post-graduate programmes at three universities Kathryn is now a Senior Lecturer at University of Northampton where she leads the Foundation Degree in Early Years.
Kathryn Peckham will be discussing key ideas from Developing School Readiness: Creating Lifelong Learners in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here