Staff profile

Helen Simmons

Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Helen Simmons


Working with Children and Young People


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Institute of Education


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



Programme Leader, Senior Lecturer and Mediterranean College Link Tutor: BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies.


Teaching responsibilities

Module Leader for: Study Skills (Stage 1), Wellbeing from Birth (Stage 2), The Developing Practitioner (Stage 2).

I also teach on The Critically Reflective Practitioner (Stage 3) and tutor for The Emerging Practitioner (Stage 1), The Developing Practitioner (Stage 2), The Critically Reflective Practitioner (Stage 3) and The Independent Study (Stage 3).

Professional interests

Research interests

  • Modern Motherhood
  • Wellbeing from Birth and Leadership in the Early Years


Membership of professional bodies

  • Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network (ECSDN)



Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Additional interests and activities

  • I am currently part way through my doctorate which explores social and cultural pressures within modern motherhood. 


In the media

Radio interviews on Radio Derby on the subjects of: Online parenting, behaviour of 2 year olds, school starting age and television for very young children.


Recent publications