Pete Moorhouse

Pete Moorhouse

Early Education Creative Consultant
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Pete Moorhouse is an early years creative consultant and artist educator. He is an honorary research fellow at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol researching creative and critical thinking in Early Years, regularly presenting research at international conferences.

Pete is an associate trainer for Early Education and deliverers training both nationally and overseas. His work in school is centred around developing children's creativity and his practice is inspired by Froebelian principles and practice in Reggio Emilia.

Pete is the UKs leading authority on woodwork in Early Years education and has written several books and journal articles, including ‘Learning Through Woodwork’ (Routledge) and Outdoor Learning. He is currently working his latest book – ‘Creativity in Practice: Nurturing creative and critical thinking in early childhood education’. Pete won the national award (2019) from the Creative Learning Guild for his work promoting creativity in education. He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and is a Follow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Pete Moorhouse is passionate about encouraging creative thinking in Early Years Education. He has over 25 years’ experience working with schools and works regularly in Early Years settings as an artist educator.

Pete provides a rich variety of creative CPD training sessions and delivers inspiring conference keynote presentations. He works with many Local Authorities and schools around the country providing early years training and also works internationally. The trainings are designed to inform staff of latest developments in the field and keep abreast of new issues. The sessions focus on enriching, inspiring and motivating staff and highlighting best practice. Pete is an associate trainer for Early Education and delivers training for many organisations such as National Teaching Schools and Early Excellence.

Pete is the leading authority on Woodwork in Early Years Education and has several journal articles and books published. He is chairman of The Early Childhood Woodwork Association and coordinator of ‘The Big Bang Project’ – researching the value and impact of woodwork and actively promoting woodwork.

Pete is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol currently researching Creativity and Critical thinking in Early Years Education. He has presented research papers at BECERA, IAEC and OMEP. Pete is a Churchill Fellow currently researching international perspectives on ‘making’ and woodwork in early education. Pete is a member of ICEnet International Creative Education Network, the IAAC International Art in Early Childhood Education Association and OMEP (World organisation for Early Childhood Education). As an artist Pete is an acclaimed professional sculptor with an impressive portfolio of sculpture and public art commissions. His sculptures are in several international collections. His work can be seen at but increasingly Pete’s focus is dedicated to early years!

Pete has considerable experience of early childhood practice an many countries, through his overseas research and also work delivering training all around the world, form Japan to Bhutan , New Zealand to the USA, Bahrain to Sweden and many countries in between. Pete is dedicated to providing opportunities for all children to express their creativity and develop their creative and critical thinking skills, and firmly believes in narrowing the gap in attainment and improving outcomes for all children.

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