Karen Siddons

Senior Tutor in Early Years

Karen Siddons

I joined the University of Bedfordshire following 20 years working within the Early Years and Education sector.

I started my career working in a residential school for children with profound and multiple educational and health care needs.

My experience within Early Years and education spans a wide range of provision to include Nursery manager, Child minder, classroom assistant and lecturer.

I have extensive experience within the classroom and have worked in both HE and FE, delivering Early Years study programmes.


  • MA Professional Studies in Childhood – University College Birmingham
  • BA Hons Early Years – Open University
  • QTLS – IfL

Teaching Expertise

  • Early Years
  • Teacher Education and Development
  • Mentoring
  • Continuous Professional Development of Early Years and Teaching Practitioners

Research Interests

  • Raising the Quality of the Early Years workforce
  • Valuing, respecting and harnessing the child’s voice
  • The Professionalism of Childminders

Contact Details

T: +44 (0)1234 793125
E: karen.siddons@beds.ac.uk