Joyce leads on our early years work. She has worked extensively with children and their families in the voluntary and statutory sectors.
Joyce joined NCB in 2005 to develop a highly regarded national training programme - Parents, Early Years and Learning (PEAL), and subsequently co-developed the Making it REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy ) programme.
Since then she has led a successful and effective range of early years initiatives especially in relation to parent partnerships, early intervention, quality improvement and listening to young children.
She continues to build on the work of the Early Childhood Unit across a range of policy, research and practice development initiatives, drawing on ECU’s extensive networks, including the National Quality Improvement Network.