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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Dr Jane Dorrian


Lecturer, Early Childhood. The Open University, United Kingdom



I started my career as a nursery school teacher in the south Wales valleys before entering the Higher Education workforce as a lecturer in early education at University of Wales, Newport. I then moved to Cardiff Metropolitan University as the Deputy Head of Department in the School of Education and Social Policy and then joined the Open University in 2018 where I am currently a lecturer in the Early Childhood team. My main research areas are related to practitioner identities, focussing on school readiness and I’m also interested in young children’s physical literacy.



Early education in Wales, practitioner identity, physical literacy
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