Dr Jan Georgeson is Senior Research Fellow in Early Education Development at University of Plymouth and has a professional background as teacher of young children with special educational needs. She has also worked and volunteered as a Portage worker supporting parents and carers of children with special educational needs. Jan carried out research at Birmingham University from 1995 onwards, completing an EdD in Educational Disadvantage and Special Educational Needs in 2006. She has carried national and international research into professional development for early years practitioners and support for families of young children at risk of learning delay, as well as ways of supporting teachers to develop children’s computational thinking. Jan has written extensively on early years topics and is currently engaged in research capturing the sensitivity and skill of practitioners in ’micro-moments’ of interaction with young children in early years settings.