Kathy Brodie is an Early Years Professional and Trainer based in East Cheshire, specialising in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Special Educational Needs.
She’s the author of multiple books on Early Years childcare and is the organiser of the Early Years Summit – the leading free online CPD resource for Early Years Practitioners.
She’s also created a number of online training courses covering Observation Assessment and Planning, Sustained Shared Thinking and Schema. You can read more about Kathy’s online courses here.
Kathy has worked in Nursery settings, as well as schools, and so knows what it feels like to be under pressure to deliver the best care and education for children whilst juggling the daily necessities. However, she is enthusiastic that this is not only possible but is essential in order to raise the quality of provision that this country gives to its children in their early years.
She achieved her EYP status in 2007, one of the first in the country, and has been an active advocate of the status. Kathy has taught at the University of Chester and Stockport College on BA Childhood Studies courses and Foundation Degree courses.
She was awarded a Masters in Early Childhood Education from the University of Sheffield in 2011 and achieved her Diploma in Teaching Lifelong Learners (DTLLS) in 2013.
Kathy is very proud to have been part of the judging panel for the Nursery World Awards for a number of years.
Her book ‘Observation, Assessment and Planning: Bringing it All Together‘ was published in May 2013 and her second book ‘Sustained Shared Thinking‘ was published in June 2014. In March 2015, she jointly edited a book with the highly respected Keith Savage entitled ‘Inclusion and Early Years Practice’.
Kathy was very honoured to be the series editor for Jennie Lindon’s ‘Theory and Practice‘ series, which was updated in 2016. She also writes a regular resources column for Practical Preschool and writes a series of articles for Teach Early Years.