Liz is the owner and leader of the multi-award-winning Dukes and Duchesses Nursery in Liverpool. The Nursery has been twice rated as outstanding by OFSTED.
As part of Liz’s hectic schedule, she also lectures on all aspects of early years practice at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk.
The emphasis on family in Liz’s Nursery is what led her to research and develop intergenerational practice that includes all ages and helps support healthy living for everyone. Partnering with Sue Egersdorff, Liz co-founded Ready Generations.
Intergenerational practice and provision
Ready Generations blends international expertise in early years practice, policy and influence, as well as practical, validated and ongoing intergenerational research and learning.
The charity’s vision is to make a difference to lifelong learning and care by becoming a leading provider of intergenerational practice and provision, and a leading edge active research and professional development organisation for intergenerational services. It operates direct childcare services to nursery children and their families, alongside shared, integrated and meaningful learning and enrichment activities for older adults and children, learning and living together.
As a contributor to our new TTS Talking podcast series, Liz introduces what intergenerational care and provision is and the benefits of this approach to all involved.