Jayne Daly has worked in early years for the past 25 years as a nursery officer (NNEB), an early years manager and tutor. Throughout her professional practice she has worked within the public care, health and education sectors. Her current role came about after the realisation that she wanted to ‘give something back’ to those new to providing positive outcomes for young children and their families, and this passion pushed her forward into teaching within the higher education sector at Staffordshire University and then the University of Wolverhampton. She has worked as a lecturer in Early Childhood Studies for six and a half years, teaching from level 4 to 6. Her specialist areas are leadership and management, child development and safeguarding children, but she also has an interest in international perspectives in terms of curriculum development.