Vicky has been working at London Metropolitan University since 2010 and she is Head of Student Experience and Academic outcomes (School of Social Professions), her role is to ensure students have a positive experience from application to graduation and achieve to their full potential.
Prior to this role, Vicky was a principal lecturer in early childhood studies. She was the Head of Early Childhood, Education and Society where she had overall responsibility for the undergraduate provision within early childhood.
Prior to joining London Met, she mainly focused on working with vulnerable children and families, particularly children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and children in need or at risk. She spent five years teaching in Further Education and the roles included: curriculum manager for Foundation Degree in Early Years and area head where Vicky had overall responsibility for childcare, health and social care, youth work and counselling.
- MA Education (London Metropolitan University 2009-2012)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (London Metropolitan University 2010-2012)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education (University of Greenwich 2006-2008)
- BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (University of East London 2002-2004)
- Advanced Diploma in Childcare (2000-2002)
- NNEB Diploma in Childcare (Redbridge College 1995-1997)
Vicky’s teaching focuses on two areas. She is very interested in the concept of working with families and how this is integral to working with young children, hence why both of her publications focus on this subject. She likes to teach modules that focus on families and policy in the early childhood sector. The other area of keen interest is professionalism in the early years Vicky’s research for her masters focused on this and how it evolves in different political climates.
Cooper K and Mummery V (2014), Building and sustain relationships: Early Years teaching with babies, young children and parents, in ed Johnson J, (2014), Becoming an Early Years Teacher, Maidenhead, Open University Press Mukherji P and Mummery V (2014), Working in Partnership with Parents in Early Childhood settings, in ed Mukheji P and Dryden L (2014), Foundations of Early Childhood Principles and Practice, London, Sage