Pete is an Artist Educator and Early Years Consultant.
Please note: Pete now has a dedicated education website with all the latest information: https://irresistible-learning.co.uk
Pete has over 20 years’ experience of working as an Artist Educator within schools. He delivers CPD training, workshops and keynote conference presentations throughout the UK and overseas. The focus of his work is on encouraging creative and critical thinking in young children. He is the author of “Woodwork in Early Years Education” and has had several journal articles published in the educational press.
He is currently Artist Educator at St Werburgh’s Park Nursery School – A National Teaching School. Pete works with children and staff to enrich the programs and encourage creative thinking through various provocations and longer term projects. Pete has worked as artist-in-residence and delivered a variety of creative workshops in a great number schools throughout the UK and abroad. His work with children is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach.
Pete is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Education, Bristol University, an Associate trainer for Early Education and a trainer for Bristol Teaching Schools Consortium.
All CPD courses are designed and delivered by Pete Moorhouse. CPD Training sessions are available as half day/ full day/ twilight as part of INSET and are also available on Saturdays for PVI settings.
- Pete undertakes artist residencies and provide workshops in schools including Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Further Education.
- Pete works with many schools to create a new permanent artwork for their school where pupils gain an understanding of public art and are fully involved in the design process.
- Public Art workshops are provided for secondary schools to supplement BTEC and GCSE learning.
- Pete delivers teacher training on Encouraging Creativity, The Reggio Emilia Approach, Intelligent materials, The language and dialogue of photography, Introducing Woodwork in Early Years Education, Enabling Environments – The Third Teacher. See side bar for details.
A selection of schools Pete has worked with include:
The American School in London Frankfurt International School, Germany Liverpool City Council Bristol City Council Cornwall Learning North Somerset Council Central Bedfordshire Council South Gloucestershire Council Graduate School of Education, Bristol University Southend on Sea Council St John’s Catholic Primary School Christ Church First School and Key Centre Nursery Northfleet Nursery School Hanham High School Bushy Leaze Children & Families Centre Hungerford Nursery School Wallscort Farm Academy St Georges School, Dunstable St Werburgh’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre Curzon Crescent Nursery School and Children’s Centre, London St Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children’s Centre Chester Park Infant School Acorns Day Nursery, Kent Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School, Rickmansworth Freshford Pre-school Ashley Down Infant School Gravesham Early Years Strategy Group Patchway Town Council Oak House Nursery School, Ross on Wye The Grange School Coniston Primary School Ashley Down Primary School Illminster Avenue Specialist Nursery School King’s Houghton Middle School, Dunstable Icknield Lower School, Bedfordshire Patchway Community Collage Tama Art Museum University, Tokyo
The Year 1 Sculpture project with Pete Moorhouse gave the children a unique and hugely rewarding learning experience. The children were able to drive the project from the outset and their ideas were fully incorporated into the final design. Pete linked really effectively with the teaching team, the leadership team and the parents. The children had the opportunity to explore, plan and design and create a fantastic sculpture. They were given the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge across the learning areas. Pete made really meaningful ICT links, including a blog, to develop and extend the project. They have shaped their learning environment and improved the play space significantly. We have had enormously positive feedback from parents, staff and visitors alike. We are delighted to recommend Pete Moorhouse as an outstanding practitioner who is able to engage effectively with early years pupils.
Ashley Down Infant School, Bristol