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Vicky McEwan

Victoria McEwan

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Undergraduate and Professional Education


Vicky McEwan is a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Primary Education undergraduate degree. On this course, Vicky lectures across all year groups, delivering sessions on Early Years and Educational Development. Vicky also lectures on the PGCE Early Years Teacher course teaching leadership and management.

Career overview

Vicky has worked in Education for more than 20 years; she has a wealth of experience in the Early Years field working with children from birth.  After working as a class teacher Vicky opened a day nursery where she lead a staff team through a number of quality improvement programmes including the Effective Early Learning programme.

Vicky worked for many years as an Early Years advisor in Northamptonshire where she worked with schools and settings to provide high quality provision and improve outcomes for children. During this time, she led on a range of areas including Working with Parents, Birth to Three and Well-being and Involvement.


Vicky has contributed to three books writing on play, working with parents and adult engagement. She is currently working closely with primary colleagues to write a book about primary practice, due for publication in December 2018. Her contribution will be writing questioning with a focus on the questions that children ask.

McEwan, V., 2015. Children are naturally playful. In: Woods, A., ed. The Characteristics of Effective Learning. London: Routledge, 2015

McEwan, V., 2016. The role of practitioner engagement in supporting children’s involvement. In: Woods, A., ed. Examining Levels of Involvement in the Early Years. London: Routledge, 2016

McEwan, V. 2017. Planning for possibilities with parents. In Woods, A., ed. Child-Initiated Play and Learning. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2017

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