Portrait of  Julie Percival Julie Percival

j.percival@hud.ac.uk | 01484 478143


Qualifications:  MA, BA(Hons), PGCE, PGDip, fHEA

Julie Percival joined the University in Janaury 2007 and is course leader for the postgraduate routes to Early Years Professional Status within the School of Education and Professional Development. Other teaching includes work on the BA (Hons) Early Years, BA (Hons) Childhood Studies and MA Professional Development.

Julie has been teaching (and learning) for over twenty years and has supported children in a variety of contexts, including special schools, maintained schools, pre school play groups and private day nurseries. She has supported adults in their learning and development of practice, informally in the workplace and as part of a team of advisory teachers offering centrally and locally devised programmes. Julie has collaborated with families and a variety of agencies, including psychological services, health and Sure Start to devise packages of care and learning for the very youngest people in society.

Julie has been a member of a team researching children’s development and learning as part of a Sure Start evaluation project and is co-author of Glazzard et al (2010) Assessment for Learning in the Foundation Stage London: Sage. She is also a contributor to a forthcoming book, Safeguarding in the Early Years, edited by James Reid.

Research and Scholarship

Current Research Interests

  • Work based learning in Early Years Settings.
  • Early years child care and education practice.
  • Notions of professionalism in Early Years.
  • Assessment practice in early years settings


Publications and Other Research Outputs


Percival, J (2013) ‘Safeguarding within the Early Years Foundation Stage’. In: Safeguarding and Protecting Children in the Early Years. : Routledge. pp. 95-114. ISBN 9780415527507

McMahon, S. and Percival, J. (2013) ‘Supervision and reflective practice’. In: Safeguarding and Protecting Children in the Early Years. : Routledge. pp. 180-193. ISBN 9780415527507


Glazzard, J., Chadwick, D., Webster, A. and Percival, J. (2010) Assessment for Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage . : Sage. ISBN 9781849201223

Research Degree Supervision

Further information is available about Research Topics and Supervision within the School of Education and Professional Development.