Mrs Sheila Nutkins

Mrs Sheila Nutkins

Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)


Contact Details

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Research Interests

Early language acquisition and literacy.  Professional identity and status of early childhood education and care professionals; impact of continuing professional development in terms of outcomes for children; assessment of students engaged in ITE; joint training towards better inter-disciplinary/professional practice.

Current Research

Currently engaged in an Erasmus+ funded project ' The kindergarten as a factor of inclusion for migrant children and their families', with Uppsala University, Sweden and two other partners in Prague and Vienna.  This 2 year project has just begun.


Joint training with Robert Gordon University, School of Social and Health care.  Erasmus + project and ongoing collaboration around early years courses (particularly EYPG) with Uppsala University Sweden.

External Examiner PGCE (P) University of Sussex


Teaching Responsibilities

Programme Director MA (Hons) in Education

Also teaching on PGDE and PGDE (DLITE) programmes.

Tutor on BA Childhood Practice (distance, online degree programme) and Early Years Post-graduate Diploma in Education (distance, online Masters level diploma).

Further Info

External Responsibilities

External Examiner for University of Sussex (PGCE) 2016 >

External examiner for Middlesex University ITT courses till 2014

External Examiner for OU Learning to Teach in the Primary School module 2015

Admin Responsibilities

Programme Director MA (formerly B.Ed.) (Hons) in Education.

Coordinator MA Year 3 courses ED302A, ED352B and  ED302C/352C

Coordinator Languages, Literacies and Learning.

Published work

Early Childhood Education and Care: An Introduction, written by Sheila Nutkins, Catriona McDonald and Mary Stephen, published by Sage March 2013.

Contributing author, Reflective Teaching in the Early Years, Edited by Jennifer Colwell, Published by Bloomsbury February 2015.