Sheila Riddall-Leech has worked in many settings in various parts of the UK and abroad. She was a deputy head of a large primary school with a nursery unit then a pre-school supervisor. She moved into further and higher education, teaching on a wide range of early years courses, degree programmes and awards.
Judith Harries is a writer, editor and teacher, living and working in Northampton, UK. She contributes to several early years magazines, including Practical Pre-School and Early Years Educator. She is currently studying for an MA in Music Psychology in Education.
Sue Gascoyne is an experienced Creative Arts & Play Therapist working with children aged 4-16 years with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Sue has authored several books, chapters and articles including a focus on sensory play, messy play and material engagements, wellbeing and therapeutic interventions, children's rights, physical development, and Treasure Baskets.
Bridie Raban is currently an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her past research has focused on language and literacy development, teacher change and development, curriculum and assessment for the early childhood years and quality provision. She was the first Professor of Early Childhood Education in Victoria and the second in Australia, and before this she was Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at the University of Warwick and President of the UK Reading Association.