Dr Barbara Watson

PhD; MEdAdmin; BEd (ECE); Dip.Tchg (Primary)
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Barbara is a qualified early childhood and primary teacher and has owned and managed early childhood centres. Having worked as part of the EC Professional Support team at the Faculty of Education for 7 years, she has strong links with The University of Auckland. While in this role Barbara facilitated a variety of workshops and programmes for a wide range of ECE services and also lectured on a number of ECE papers.

Barbara has a passion for supporting teachers to make effective links between theory and practice. Her Masters thesis focused on leadership and adult education and her PhD investigated how induction and mentoring programmes are enacted in education and care services. Barbara works with centre leaders as a mentor, coach and external appraiser.

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inspirED ECE Professional Learning

inspirED ECE is an independent professional learning provider.
We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, research-informed professional learning programmes and support to early childhood teachers and leaders.

Enhancing outcomes for children is central to all that we do. Therefore, our core purpose is to support teachers to evaluate and improve practice so that they can more effectively contribute to quality outcomes for the children and families with whom they work.

inspirED ECE is led by Barbara Watson and Bridgit Williams who are both qualified, certificated ECE teachers and experienced professional learning facilitators with an extensive range of expertise in the education sector. 
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