Helen Cazaly

Helen Cazaly

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Undergraduate and Professional Education


Lecturer / Senior Lecturer across two programmes. Module Lead for ‘International and Community Perspectives’ (Second Year BA (Hons) Childhood Studies, which includes a placement for students where some students chose to go to settings abroad; Lecturer for the third year module ‘Health and Well-Being’, BA (Hons) Childhood Studies; Lecturer for First Year Early Years strand module ‘People, Places and Things’ and Second Year module ‘Values and Principles of Early Years’.

Career overview

Prior to coming to NTU in September 2015, Helen worked across provision at Truro College in Cornwall delivering on a range of FE courses and on three degree programmes offered as a Partner College to Plymouth University for six years.

She has also provided Mentor support for Initial Teacher Training and Early Years Professional Status.

Before embarking on a teaching career, Helen owned and managed her own Childcare and Education setting for 12 years, which was one of the first settings in Cornwall to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ grade from Ofsted when the current grading structure was first introduced.

Research areas

Helen has undertaken two Masters degrees where she has undertaken small scale research studies into student experience at a further education college.

She is currently writing a proposal for a PhD looking at the portrayal of outdoor play in children’s literature.

External activity

  • Qualified autism trainer with Positive About Autism
  • Expert panel for Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE)

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Positive About Autism
  • The Open University
  • National Day Nurseries Association
  • Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)
  • Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE)