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Biography

Amanda Crow is a Senior Lecturer working in the School of Education and Professional Development and currently teaches on the BA (hons) Early Years, BA (Hons) Childhood Studies and Early Years Teacher programmes. She joined the University of Huddersfield in September 2014 after working for many years in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care. Amanda has a strategic responsibility for placements which involves developing and maintaining partnerships with schools and settings. Her role also involves preparing students for placement and offering support to ensure they have the best possible opportunities to gain the experiences needed for future employment.

Prior to joining the team in Huddersfield, Amanda was a part-time visiting lecturer at York St John University and worked full-time in Integrated Services in North Yorkshire. Amanda has developed community based services and project managed Children’s Centres including developing buildings and recruiting staff from a range of professional backgrounds. The role involved working at a strategic and operational level developing universal and targeted services with partner agencies to support vulnerable children and their families. Amanda facilitated multi-agency team work with health, education, social care and private and the voluntary sector agencies and had responsibility for leading ‘Common Assessments’ for children and young people.

In her early career Amanda developed childcare and family support for the first Sure Start Local Programme in Seacroft Leeds. She was responsible for recruiting, coordinating and mentoring parents and local volunteers; creating a childcare team that was responsive to the needs of the children and families accessing support through the programme. Amanda developed and delivered a bespoke training programme enabling the volunteers to become qualified for their childcare role. In 2005 she became the manager of East Leeds Integrated Children's Centre responsible for a full day care nursery, early education, integrated family support and coordinated parenting programmes in the community.  Previous positions include roles with children and families including full day care, sessional pre-schools, maintained schools, special educational needs and also as a self- employed Registered Child-minder.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Working with parents and carers to develop children’s early home learning
  • Improving quality practice for ‘2’ year olds including developing experienced practitioners to support the most vulnerable children
  • Multi-agency working, supporting coordinated services to create a ‘team around the child’ approach
  • Early intervention and family support
  • Supporting students to develop peer relationships

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early childhood education and care Social Sciences
mentoring Social Sciences
planning Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
parents Social Sciences
expertise Social Sciences
confidence Social Sciences
legislation Social Sciences

Research Output 2017 2019

Principles of Planning

Crow, A. & Firth, N., 28 Jun 2019, Child Centred Planning in the Early Years Foundation Stage . McEvoy, J. & McMahon, S. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Sage Learning Matters, p. 15-30 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

planning

Becoming an Advanced Practitioner

Crow, A. & Bailey, W., 20 Aug 2018, Advanced Work-Based Practice in the Early Years: A guide for students. McMahon, S. & Dyer, M. (eds.). Oxon: Routledge, p. 57 - 71 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

early childhood education and care
mentoring
student

Safeguarding in Practice

Watson, L. & Crow, A., 20 Aug 2018, Advanced Work-based Practice in the Early Years: A Guide for Students. McMahon, S. & Dyer, M. (eds.). Oxon: Routledge, p. 72-87 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

expertise
confidence
legislation
responsibility
experience

Practising Safely

Crow, A. & Froggett, T., 26 Sep 2017, Work-Based Practice in the Early Years: A guide for students. McMahon, S. & Dyer, M. (eds.). Oxon: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Working in partnership with placement

Crow, A. & McMahon, S., 26 Sep 2017, Work-based Practice in the Early Years: A Guide for Students. McMahon, S. & Dyer, M. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2015 2019

  • 2 Oral presentation

But where is the child? Recognising the importance of acknowledging the child in research practices

Amanda Crow (Speaker)
18 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Assessment through Simulated Safeguarding Scenarios

Amanda Crow (Speaker)
3 Dec 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation