Heather Munn

Heather Munn BA Hons/QTS, PGDipPsy, MSc, DECPsy

Heather Munn

Heather Munn
BA Hons/QTS, PGDipPsy, MSc, DECPsy

Senior Lecturer, Early Years

Department of Education and Community Studies

Faculty of Education and Health

Heather Munn is Senior lecturer for Early Years in the Department of Education & Community Studies at the University of Greenwich.

Heather's background is in nursery management, having run a large workplace nursery for two universities, the larger with a capacity of 102 places. She has also worked as an Early Years consultant for a London borough, gaining a wealth of experience supporting practitioners in private, voluntary and independent settings, from nursery to Year 1 primary education.

Heather began her working life with children after qualifying for a Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB), to later studying for a Higher Diploma in Child Development from the Open University and then completed an MA Education whilst working, managing and expanding provision for a large multicultural nursery.

A move into Early Years consultancy provided the motivation to complete a postgraduate diploma in consultancy for Educational Improvement at the Institute of Education, funded by London Challenge. Heather has most recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) and is a member of the Higher Education Teaching Academy.

In 2015, Heather became lecturer at the University of Greenwich on the BA Hons Early Years and the undergraduate and postgraduate Early Years Teacher Status courses. Heather also leads on our School Direct PGCE partnerships, providing support and advice to two schools in Kent.

  • Senior lecturer on Early Years in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes  
  • Leads on School Direct PGCE partnerships

Heather's research interests are children under the age of two in group settings, transformational learning in adults and using outings, particularly museums, to extend young children's learning. Heather was part of a symposium at the European Early Childhood Education Research Association conference in 2014, presenting papers about young children's contribution to discussions about targeting and segregation, chaired by Helen Penn from the University of East London.