Janet Rose

Dr Janet Rose is the Principal of the Norland HE College in Bath which provides courses to degree level for Early Years Practitioners.

Janet Rose
Janet Rose

Prior to that she was a Senior Lecturer and the Award Leader for Early Childhood Education at Bath Spa University. She has over 20 years' experience of working in early years both in England and internationally.

In addition to her academic career, Janet has worked as a specialist early years teacher and for several local authorities developing training programmes for supporting young children. She also ran her own business providing workshops for parents, babies and toddlers. She has published numerous peer reviewed articles and writes regularly for the Early Years Foundation Stage Forum. She has co-written a book on The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings and has also published a book on Health and Well-being in the Early Years.

Janet led a research project that implemented a community-wide, cross-disciplinary approach to promoting children's resilience and well-being, and another which has developed a comprehensive programme of support for children affected by early attachment difficulties, trauma and neglect. These projects incorporate the adoption of Emotion Coaching which is a evidence-based strategy for supporting children's capacity for pro-social behaviour and emotional self-regulation.


  • 2018–Present: Director, Norland College
  • 2010–Present: Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, Educational Studies and Early Childhood Studies, Bath Spa University
  • 2010–Present: Research Project Leader, Melksham Resilience Project, Bath Spa University
  • 2007–Present: Assessor, External Examiner and Academic Advisor, various Universities
  • 2008–2010: Research Project Leader, Pedagogic Research Study, Gloucestershire University
  • 2007–2010: Senior Lecturer in Education and Course Leader in MEd Professional Studies and Early Years, Gloucestershire University
  • 2005–2007: Senior Lecturer in Education and Subject Leader in Early Childhood Studies, Plymouth University
  • 2005–2005: Associate Lecturer, Open University
  • 2002–2004: Teacher, British School in the Netherlands
  • 1993–1994: Foundation Stage and KS1 Teacher, Winterbourne Infants School, LB Croydon
  • 1991–1993: Foundation Stage Teacher, Chipstead Valley Primary School, LB Croydon


  • PhD Education, Goldsmith's College, London, 2001
  • MA Education (with distinction), Goldsmith's College, London, 1994
  • PGCE (Early Years), Exeter University, 1991
  • BA (Hons) History, Cape Town University, 1984


  • "Active engagement, emotional impact and changes in practice..." (co-author) – International Journal of Early Years Education, Vol. 20, 2013
  • "Emotion Coaching...to promote behavioural self-regulation..." (co-author) (forthcoming) – International Journal of Pastoral Care and Education, 2013
  • "...Generating professional capital" (co-author) in Davis and Elliott (eds), Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (forthcoming) – Routledge, 2013
  • "Affective teaching and the affective dimensions of learning" (co-author) in Ward (ed), A Student's Guide to Education Studies – Routledge, 2012
  • The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings (co-author) – Open University Press, 2012
  • "Principles under pressure: ...perspectives on final teaching practice..." (co-author) – International Journal of Early Years Education, Vol. 20, 2012
  • Total Somerset High Contact Families Project Evaluation Report (co-author – Centre for Educational Policy in Practice, Bath Spa University, 2011
  • "Transformative empowerment: stimulating transformations in practice" (co-author) – LATHE, Vol. 5, 2011
  • "Enjoyment in the Early Years through critical reflection" in Hayes (ed) Joyful Teaching – Learning Matters, 2007
  • "Helping young children to learn" in Willan & Parker-Rees (eds), Early Childhood Studies... – Learning Matters, 2007
  • "Ready for Reception?..." (co-author) – Early Years, Vol. 27, 2007
  • "The quest for quality: the action research approach" in Blenkin & Kelly (eds), Principles into Practice in Early Childhood Education – Paul Chapman, 1997
  • "Breaking through the barriers..." (co-author) – Education Action Research, Vol. 5, 1997
  • "Government policies and early education..." (co-author) – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, Vol. 4, 1996
  • "Action research and the early years of education" (co-author) – Early Years, Vol. 17, 1996
  • "Promoting the quality of the curriculum in the early years..." (co-author) – Early Years, Vol. 15, 1994