Dr Nyree-Anne Nicholson
Programme Leader - Professional Studies
Nyree Nicholson is the Programme Leader for the Professional Studies team, and teaches across the three pathways on the Professional Studies Foundation, Honours and Master’s Degrees. She joined Bishop Grosseteste University in 2015. Prior to this Nyree worked as a Programme Leader within another Higher Education intuition. Nyree worked with the Early Years Sector for eleven years also working as a foster carer for twenty years.
Nyree teaches on the Foundation, Honours and Master’s Degrees across the Professional Studies pathways. Her teaching interests include all aspects of early childhood development. Nyree has a particular interest in Early Years research, collaborative practice, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and the Early Years Practitioner’s role planning and assessment within the Early Years Foundation Stage. Nyree is also interested in how the practitioner develops their own professional identity through experience and education.
Nyree’s research interests focusses predominantly on language difficulties in early childhood. The focus of her PhD was examining the experiences of early years practitioners of supporting children identified at two-years-old with additional language needs.
Nicholson, N. (2021). The Issue of Professionalism. I. Palaiologou (Ed) (2016) Early Years Foundation Stage: theory and practice, (4th. edition), London: SAGE.
Nicholson, N. (2020) Supporting children with identified speech, language and communication needs at two-years-old: voices of early years practitioners. Post-Doctoral thesis, University of Lincoln. https://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/813/
Nicholson, N., & Palaiologou, I. (2016). Early years foundation stage progress check at the age of two for early intervention in relation to speech and language difficulties in England: the voices of the team around the child. Early Child Development and Care, 186(12), 2009-2021. DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2016.1146716.
Nicholson, N. (2016). The Issue of Professionalism. I. Palaiologou (Ed) (2016) Early Years Foundation Stage: theory and practice, (3rd edition), London: SAGE. (90-110).
Howard, S., Nicholson, N. and Williamson, C. (2016). Assessment. I. Palaiologou (Ed) (2016) Early Years Foundation Stage: theory and practice, (3rd edition), London: SAGE.(165-191).
Male, T. and Nicholson, N. (2016). Leadership. I. Palaiologou (Ed) (2016) Early Years Foundation Stage: theory and practice, (3rd edition), London: SAGE. (312-328).
Nyree is currently a member of a steering committee for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities within her home town.