Dulcinea is an Early Years teacher based at a school in Lancashire and has degrees in Law and English, Qualified Teacher Status and Early Years Professional Status. After university she spent ten years working for the Civil Service before making a move into Early Years education.
Dulcinea was trained in Philosophy for Children by Gina Parker (of Little Chatters) and Richard Gore and is now a Level 2B P4C practitioner. She is currently working towards running her pre-school class with an entirely P4C based approach.
Dulcinea has previously been published by independent publishers Wyvern Press, Bridge House Publishing and Knowonder Magazine as well as being a short story preliminary judge for Bridge House Publishing and the BBC Radio 2 500 words competition. She now writes the Early Years blog Magical Mess which explores the worlds of Early Years teaching, child development and the use of a Philosophy for Children approach in teaching and parenting children from birth to age 5 and beyond.
Dulcinea is an Associate of DialogueWorks and is now working on publishing a series of Philosophy for Children metacognition lessons for 3-5 year olds on her blog, which are based on the book Thinking Moves A-Z by Roger Sutcliffe, Tom Bigglestone and Jason Buckley.