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Sarah Emery

Sarah Emery

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Institute of Education

Staff Group(s)
Undergraduate and Professional Education


Sarah is a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies course and teaches on a number of modules at levels 4 and 5 including Early Learning in Context, The Child, Policy and Professional Practice, Communicating with Children and Families and Becoming a Researcher.

Sarah will also be supporting learners through Personal and Academic Tutorials and will be overseeing a number of students during their third year dissertations.

Career overview

Before joining NTU, Sarah worked in the field of early years in various roles including Nursery Room Leader, Nanny and Montessori Teacher.

Alongside her work in the early years, Sarah also completed an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Studies and an MA in Education at the University of Derby. She then went on to study a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training at Sheffield Hallam University.

After completing her PGCE, Sarah worked in a Further Education College for a number of years teaching Children’s Play, Learning and Development at levels 2 and 3 as well as delivering on the Foundation Degree in Children’s and Young People’s Services.

Research areas

Sarah’s academic and research interests include:

  • Alternative education such as the Montessori approach.
  • International perspectives, particularly teaching and learning in Scandinavian countries.
  • How children are listened to through the Mosaic approach (Clark and Moss 2011).
  • Mental health services and support for young people.