Cathy joined St Mary’s University in September as an Early Years Lecturer.
Before joining St Mary’s, Cathy worked in the Early Years Sector for many years as a Teacher, Leader, LA Consultant, EYFS Consultant and as an EYFS Profile Moderation Manager. Cathy has also completed Ofsted Inspection Skills Training.
Following a successful teaching and leadership career in schools and Local Authority advisory roles Cathy developed her own education consultancy business based in South East London. The consultancy work took Cathy nationally and internationally providing EYFS support, consultancy and training.
Cathy has been an Associate with NACE and has written a training guide about the more able learner in the EYFS.
Cathy was also an education consultant on a project for CBeebies, working with and advising a Digital company on EYFS educational content in the development of the learning app 'Get Creative'. This learning app has been voted the number one learning app for young children.
Currently Cathy has an Early Years Expert role with The Department of Education and is an external EYFSP moderator for the Standards and Testing Agency.
Developing mark making and the skills for writing development is one of Cathy’s core interests.
Cathy is passionate about raising standards in Early Years Education and ensuring all children develop a love and zest for learning.