Pete is dedicated to sharing his passion for creativity. His work in education is focused on encouraging creativity within early childhood education through his consultancy work and delivering teacher training. Visit his dedicated website for more information:
Pete is an artist educator and an early years creative consultant. Pete has over 25 years’ experience of working as an Artist Educator within schools. He is currently Artist Educator at St Werburgh’s Park Nursery School in Bristol. 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 is inspired by his visits and in depth study of the Reggio Emilia approach, Froebelian principles and his research in Japan, New Zealand and USA.
He is the author of several books including his latest book published by Routledge “Learning through Woodwork: Introducing Creative Woodwork in the Early Years” and has had several journal articles published in the educational press. He is currently working on Creativity in Practice: Nurturing Creative and Critical Thinking in Early Childhood Education (Routledge) due 2020. Pete is the leading authority on Woodwork in Early Years education and is the Chair of the Early Childhood Woodwork Association.
Pete is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol currently researching creativity, critical thinking and reflective learning practice and assessment methods for monitoring creative progression. He is also coordinating the Big Bang Research project on the value and impact of woodwork on children’s learning and development. He has presented research papers at BECERA, OMEP and IAEC. Pete is a member of ICEnet International Creative Education Network, the International Art in Early Childhood Education Association (IAEC) and OMEP – the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education.
Pete is a Winston Churchill Fellow, with whose support he has been undertaking international research into international perspectives on ‘making’ and woodwork in early education. Pete is also a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts through which he is campaigning to get hands on experiential learning back into education.
He delivers CPD training, workshops and conference presentations throughout the UK and overseas. The focus of his work is on encouraging creative and critical thinking in young children. Pete is an associate trainer for Early Education and delivers training for many organisations such as National Teaching Schools and Early Excellence. 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 brings much experience of work and research overseas into his practice – from countries including Nepal, Bhutan, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Malaysia, New Zealand, Germany, UAE, Bahrain, and the USA.
For more information please visit Pete’s dedicated Early Childhood Education website: