Nicola Fairchild

Senior Lecturer Childhood, Social Work and Social Care

Childhood Social Work and Social Care

University of Chichester

Early Childhood, Qualitative Research, Posthumanist Theorising

My research interest is the fluid and dynamic nature of professional distributed more-than-human subjectivities in ECEC. My PhD in Social Policy saw me entangle with Posthumanism, including the work of Deleuze and Guattari and Feminist New Materialists, to propose the positions of becoming-professional and being-teacher as a response to the current ECEC policy climate.

PhD (July 2017) PGCert in Learning and Teaching (2014) MA (Education) (2013) Early Years Professional Status (2011) BSc (Hons) Biology (1993)

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  1. Fairchild, Nikki (2012) EYPS – More important than ever. Early Years Educator, 14 (3). pp. 14-16.
  2. Fairchild, Nikki (2012) “All that effort to get here: now what?” – Early Years Professionals reflect on their journey in light of the Nutbrown Review in England. In: TACTYC Annual Conference 2012, 10 Nov 2012, Birmingham U.K..
  3. Fairchild, Nikki (2013) The Early Years - Formal education too soon? In: University of Chichester Research Conference, 12 July 2013, University of Chichester, Bognor Regis. (Unpublished)
  4. Fairchild, Nikki (2013) The Early Years Professional and what it offers Montessori Practitioners. Montessori International Magazine, 107. pp. 30-31. ISSN 1354-1498
  5. Fairchild, Nikki and Karousou, Regina (2013) Final report - An Evaluation of the Boogie Mites Early Years Music Education Programmes in respect of parents and practitioners. Commission by Boogie Mites UK Ltd. Project Report. University of Chichester, Chichester. (Unpublished)
  6. Fairchild, Nikki (2014) ‘A New Direction’: The Changing Face of English Early Childhood Education and Care Policy. In: BERA Conference, 23-25 September 2014, Institute of Education, London.
  7. Fairchild, Nikki (2014) Can transformative learning support professional identity formation of Graduate Entry Pathway Early Years Professionals? HEA website. (Submitted)
  8. Fairchild, Nikki (2015) Early Years Teacher: a Posthuman identity. In: British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2015, 15 - 17 September 2015, Queens University, Belfast.
  9. Fairchild, Nikki (2016) Book Review: 'Queer Post-gender Ethics. The Shape of Selves to Come' by Lucy Nicholas. Women's Studies International Forum, 57. pp. 53-54. ISSN 0277-5395
  10. Fairchild, Nikki (2016) Working in the Umbra - methodological uncertainty and affective flows. In: Gender Work and Organization 9th Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference, 29.6.16 - 1.7.16, University of Keele.