Maddy Findon is a lecturer and researcher in education. She started her career in early years education in her teens, working for a variety of settings in Warwickshire and Bristol. She moved to Spain and qualified as a TESOL teacher, spending 6 years in the country. On her return to the UK, she obtained her first degree and qualified as an Early Years Professional. She combined early years roles with teaching both English and Spanish to adults and children.
She moved into academia in 2011 and completed her PhD (on national approaches to early years education and creativity in young children) in 2015. She joined the University of Birmingham in September 2019, where she took on the role of Degree Apprenticeship Lead for the MEd programme. In recent years she has also engaged in several small-scale research projects and contributed to bids for larger projects focusing on learning experiences and inclusion.