Kerry Murphy

Kerry Murphy

Early Education Associate

With over 12 years of experience in early education, Kerry is a positive and committed practitioner and consultant with a specialist knowledge in SEND and social & emotional behaviours. Her early career was spent in nurseries and schools working as an early years teacher and manager. During this time, Kerry worked with a variety of children and families who faced different challenges and her enthusiasm was driven from the collaborative work to build positive experiences for young children. Her progression into an early years consultant has enabled Kerry to develop a number of innovative training courses that are practical, fun and useful. Working in the early years isn’t always easy so Kerry has developed training that supports practitioners to consolidate their experiences and to reflect on their next steps. This not only supports the individual but forms the building blocks to a strong early years workforce.

Areas of expertise​

  • Special Educational Needs & Disability

  • Social emotional development including positive behaviour

  • Autism

Sample courses

Effective SEN support - delivered by Kerry Murphy

Aims and objectives - Delegates will have opportunities to:

  1. develop their understanding of the four broad areas of SEND (Communication & Interaction, Cognition & Learning, Social Emotional & or Mental Health and Physical &/or sensory).
  2. learn about the various stages and cycles of SEN support and how this feeds directly into the EYFS.
  3. explore a repertoire of strategies across the four broad areas that can be used to develop a SEND toolkit back in the setting.

This course brings SEN support to life and is fun, practical and interactive.  Practitioners will have the opportunity to think about their high-quality teaching and provision including how to build upon this to support children with different types of SEND.  It will empower practitioners and give them the skills and tools to act in the first instance of early intervention. This course includes a free resource for building your own SEND toolkit.

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