Dr Sharon Curtis
Nursery Manager at Ellesmere Children's Centre
Founder of Emosi, Sheffield’s only purpose built Transcultural Therapy Centre
Ellesmere Children's Centre
Apr 1996 - Present · 26 yrs 11 months
Leeds Beckett University
PhD, Black Women Leaders in Early Years Education 2014
University of Bradford
Master of Arts - MA, Counselling 2001
University of Derby
EYT (Early Years Teaching) 2007
The University of Sheffield
NPQICL (National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership) 2006
I am the Centre Manager of Ellesmere Children’s Centre and founder of Emosi, Sheffield’s only purpose built Transcultural Therapy Centre aimed at giving children with emotional and behavioural challenges the very best start in life. Emosi is a safe place where children can engage in creative therapies, and a place for families and children to work together to develop positive lasting relationships.
I have been deeply-rooted in educational development, particularly the Early Years, for over 20 years and have been a member of several boards including National Early Years Equality, Sheffield Children’s Information Services and Consortium for Children and Families. I am also the Vice Chair on TACTYC and more recently, I was invited on to the 0-11 advisory board for the National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN). As a result, my experience and expertise has been used to influence decisions and provision at national, regional and Governmental levels.
My personal interest is therapeutic care for children and the promotion of diversity and difference, which includes the importance of transcultural care. I completed my Doctorate in 2014 exploring black women leaders in Early Years education.