Terry was awarded a first class honours degree for teaching children in the 3-11 age range, a diploma in education, and a master's degree in teaching research in the early years. He has experience of working with all the age ranges within the primary sector but has an extensive range of experience working with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage; including being deputy head teacher of a large 100-place flagship nursery school and deputy head teacher across 10 community nursery centres. Terry has been a teacher representative on the Early Years Development Group at the Manchester Metropolitan University where he has contributed to conferences, seminars and workshops and a range of academic courses. He is an accredited assessor for the Early Years Professional Award and an experienced moderator for the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. He has worked for a number of local authorities, private training providers and computer software publishing houses as a consultant, trainer and publisher. Part of this work has involved advising architects, planners, schools and children's centres on the design and development of outdoor grounds. Terry has led on the writing of a wide range of early years guidance materials for practitioners and regularly writes articles on early literacy for publications. He has contributed to a range of books, magazines, journals and training videos on the Early Years and enjoys a reputation for providing quality early years training and consultancy.
Writes: Little Books, Mathematics, Outdoor Learning, Characteristics of Effective Learning, Practitioners' Guides, ICT, Assessment and Observation, Expressive Arts and Design, Continuing Professional Development
Author of : The Little Book of Maths Outdoors, Learning and Playing Outdoors, Press it, Switch it, Turn it, Move it!, Is your EYFS on track?, The Little Book of Woodwork, Transition in the Early Years, Learning and Playing Indoors, Effective practice in outdoor learning, The Fabulous Foundation Stage