Rose Drury

Dr Rose Drury

Early Education Associate

Dr Rose Drury is an Early Years Education Consultant and Honorary Associate at The Open University. She has extensive experience as an academic, consultant and teacher working with bilingual children in the early years. Based on an ethnographic doctoral study, her book ‘Young Bilingual Learners at Home and at School’ (Trentham), examines the experiences of three four-year old bilingual children as they begin school in three English nursery classes. Rose is a specialist in the fostering of bilingualism as a resource and making the most of the richness of experience that arises from bilingualism. She is frequently asked to speak at conferences on supporting multilingualism in the early years because of her recognised expertise in the field.

Areas of expertise​

  • Bilingual Learning

  • Early childhood communication

  • Meeting the individual child's needs

  • Early childhood learning environments

  • Facilitating research

Sample courses

Supporting bilingual learners in the foundation stage – delivered by Dr. Rose Drury

Delegates will have opportunities to;

  • Make links with the principles of the EYFS and how to put these into practice with bilingual children and their families who are new to English
  • Understand the importance of recognising and building on early bilingualism
  • Develop strategies for supporting bilingual children’s learning in their setting

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