Gareth ShawInclusion Teacher: The Aviary Nursery
|Job Title and Organisation||Inclusion Teacher: The Aviary Nursery|
Introduction/Background (experience, qualifications, current work/research, etc.)
| Gareth is from The Aviary Nursery. This is an inclusive day nursery with children attending from the local community, as well as being placed through a multidisciplinary panel. We strive to individualise play based learning for all children, including those with autism.
Gareth has always worked in early years and has assumed a variety of roles in schools, nurseries and preschools and has a MA in Early Years Education and Music. Above all else, he wishes to diminish the disadvantages that many children face and find ways to let their voices be heard.
|What does the ACoRNS project mean to you?||Our involvement in ACoRNS is driven by the desire to explore ideas developed through research to make a personal difference to every child.
We are interested in the project as a way to work collaboratively with others from a range of backgrounds in order to develop our practice to reflect current research as well as create innovative ways of working that will benefit children.
|Areas of interest||We are focussed upon finding ways to apply autism research into the early years education of children and of ways to illuminate what children are telling us.