Mrs Denise Salter


Senior Lecturer


Denise spent many years working in the Early Years and Primary School sector and has also run her own Nursery School. During that time she worked as a parent liaison officer engaging with families from a range of cultural backgrounds and those experiencing challenging circumstances, always with the aim of providing the child with a voice and ensuring appropriate support for families. Working in practice encouraged Denise to continue with her own professional development and to share practice with others, to that end she decided to pursue a career in Further and Higher Education and completed a BA (Hons) in Post compulsory Education and training.

Her interest in supporting others professional development led to volunteering her services to support staff development in a range of nurseries and tasked with developing new foundation degree courses for practitioners she embarked on an MA in Early Education enabling her to pursue her research interests in the importance of play to children’s learning and development and the professional development of those working in Early Years and Primary Education. As a member, regional representative and national treasurer of the Sector Endorsed for Foundation degrees in early years (SEFDEY) for a number of years Denise continues to share practice and ongoing research presenting at SEFDEY Conferences and local authority training days. She is also a member of the Association for Professional Development in Early Years (TACTYC).