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Michelle Malomo

Senior Lecturer in Centre for Children & Families

Institute of Education

Contact Details


tel: 01905 542075

Michelle Malomo is a Senior lecturer in Early Childhood Studies within the Institution of Education. Michelle currently lecturers on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Professional Practice and the top up degree, Integrated Working with Children and Families and The Foundation Degree in Early years. Michelle also works closely with other members of the Centre for Early Childhood on the Foundation Degree in Early Years, working in partnership, delivering Higher Education with local colleges.

Prior to joining the University Michelle taught at a Further Education were she was a Course Leader for the Early Years Foundation degree. Alongside this Role she was a learning mentor for new and developing teachers. Michelle also taught at the University of Gloucester for 13 years specialising in Playwork.

Michelle is a qualified Early Years and Playwork Practitioner with experience in both the private and voluntary sector. Her experience includes management with the Early Years sector Youth and children’s development work within the voluntary sector. Michelle has working in a range of settings and has been responsible for the development of social action projects with children, young people and families.


NAMCW- Early Years Part 1 and 2.

Higher Education Certificate in Early Years Education

Advanced Diploma in Education – Emotional and Behaviour Difficulties

FATCE- Teaching Certificate for Adults

MA Play and Playwork

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Research Interests

Michelle is passionate about Play and is particularly interested in the role of Play in outdoor spaces for both practitioner and children and young people. Michelle also is keen to develop innovative resources to support students who undertake study at Higher Education online.


Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies



Michelle’s masters research was entitled – If you go down to the woods today-the value of experiential learning in the outdoors for Early Years Practitioners. This work explored the value and effect of experiences in the Outdoors for Early Years practitioners.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Michelle is a link Tutor for one of the partnership colleges that the Early Childhood centre works with for delivery of their Foundation Degree in Early Years.