Julia Manning-Morton

Julia Manning-Morton

Early Education Associate

Julia’s career in the early childhood field has included roles as a practitioner (nursery nurse), manager, adviser and inspector across a range of settings for children aged 0-7 years and also as a senior lecturer in Early Childhood Studies. She is able to deliver training across all aspects of early childhood; tailored to your setting’s needs. For much of her career, Julia’s particular interest and passion has been to support the development of effective practice and provision that meets the needs of children from birth to three years old; she has extensive experience and expertise in running courses in this area. In 2001 Julia produced the Key Times Framework (published by OUP in 2006) and was part of the Birth to Three Matters Project Group in 2002. Her most recent book in this area is Manning-Morton, J and Thorp, M. (2015) Two-year-olds in early years settings: Journeys of Discovery. Maidenhead: Open University Press. Julia’s research and writing is also focused on the personal, social and emotional well-being of children and practitioners. She has trained in group dynamics and interpersonal skills and is particularly interested in working with leaders in supporting teams to meet the emotional needs of babies and young children. Julia’s training approach is collaborative, inclusive, respectful and serious fun!

Areas of expertise​

  • Young children’s personal, Social and Emotional development

  • Observing and understanding children’s development 0-6

  • Babies and toddlers: Play, development and learning from birth to three

  • Leading and managing early years settings

  • Diversity and anti-bias practice

  • Physical development and movement play

  • Brain development and early years practice

Sample courses

Professional Practice in working with 2 year olds - delivered by Julia Manning-Morton

Aims and objectives - Delegates will have opportunities to:

Through their observations of practice in a setting, participants explore and analyse concepts of good quality practice and provision for 2 year olds in relation to developing and resourcing a holistic curriculum that meets the needs of children from diverse cultural and family backgrounds. 

Audience: Early Years Practitioners, Teachers and Childminders working with 2 year olds

This is a Professional development course accredited by Middlesex University worth 20 credits at Level 4.

Professional Practice in working with 0-3 year olds - delivered by Julia Manning-Morton

Aims and objectives - Delegates will have opportunities to:

Through their observations of practice in a setting, participants explore and analyse concepts of good quality practice and provision for babies and toddlers in relation to developing and resourcing a holistic curriculum that meets the needs of children from diverse cultural and family backgrounds.

Audience: Early Years Practitioners, Teachers and Childminders working with 0-3 year olds

This is a Professional development course accredited by Middlesex University worth 40 credits at Level 4. 

Developing partnerships with parents and carers of children 0-3 years - delivered by Julia Manning-Morton

This course introduces participants to key issues for parents of children aged 0-3 and considers approaches to sharing care of young children and involving parents in their children's setting. Participants will identify and practice skills in communicating effectively and developing a triangle of trust with parents and their children.

Audience: Early Years Practitioners, Teachers and Childminders working with 0-3 year olds

This is a Professional development course accredited by Middlesex University worth 10 credits at Level 4.

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