Deborah Ellis

Deborah Ellis

​​Deborah Ellis, Masters Early Childhood Studies, BA Early Years, QTLS.

Current roles

  • Year Leader: BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • Programme Leader: FdA Early Childhood Development and Learning in Practice
  • Year Leader: FdA Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disablities
  • Programme Leader: Top Up BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • Lecturer: Top Up BA (Hons) Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Lecturer: Masters Early Childhood Studies and Masters Educational Studies


I have worked in a variety of settings ranging from Pre-School Manager, Day Nursery where I was a Key Person for a baby unit, supervisor of an after school club, supervisor of holiday club to managing a day nursery.  I have been lecturing for 18 years within FE and HE sector.

Current modules taught

  • Continual Personal and Professional Development
  • Holistic Development of Children and Young People
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Advanced Personal Professional Practice
  • Critical Reflection in a Professional Context

Research / scholarly activity

  • Developing Critical Reflection.
  • Development of the Changing Face of Professionalism in the Early Years

External activity / professional links

  • Fellowship to Higher Education (FHEA)