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Early Years Teaching Centre


Suzanne Taylor BH, PGCE, MA, National Leader of Education (NLE) 


I have been Headteacher and Head of Centre at Hungerford since 2008.  For 7 years previously, I was the Early Years Consultant for West Berkshire, including organising and running moderation of the EYFS.  My passion is for ensuring that children in the Early Years are given the best possible start so that the attainment gap closes.  I believe in working closely with parents and children and the community and encouraging everyone to ‘be the best you can be’. 


I have led 10 study tours to Norway at an economic price so that practitioners have the opportunity to learn from the outdoor kindergartens.  We run our own woodland training at Hungerford which I have developed over many years to inspire and encourage all practitioners who work in Early Years to take their children outside into the wider environment so that children can grow to love the natural world.  I also believe in using the essence of ‘Learning Stories’ (The New Zealand approach) so that we can become expert observers and interpreters of children’s learning, thereby improving our ability to nurture and teach the youngest learners. 


We use ‘Fish Philosophy’ to create a sense of belonging in our place and will welcome you to become part of our learning family.  I am excited by learning and want to encourage others to share the sense of adventure and curiosity about children’s learning.

Marie Beasley SLE in Education (SLE) – Behaviour and Parents