Maureen Hedderman teaches on the degree course with DKIT. She has her own preschool in Cork for over 21 years and is passionate about creativity and curiosity in early childhood. Maureen is also a certified Forest School leader and as part of her own preschool takes groups of children to the forest as often as possible. She brings this knowledge to her students in her classes. “This DKIT degree course is wonderful….its focus is about the growth of the student in their personal and professional career. The voice of the child underpins the ethos of the degree and the lecturers are very supportive to the students throughout their studies.” Maureen teaches: Creativity and the Arts in Early Years; Applied Professional Practice; Sociological Aspects of working with Families and Children, Early Emergent Numeracy and Literacy; Voice of the Child and Social Policy.