Nathan Archer is Director of the International Montessori Institute in the Carnegie School of Education. Prior to joining Leeds Beckett University in March 2022, he worked as a research fellow for University of Leeds and Nuffield Foundation.
Nathan has worked as a tutor and supervisor on the MA in Education and MA in Early Childhood at the School of Education of the University of Sheffield, where he also completed his PhD in November 2020. In addition to his teaching experience in Higher Education, he is also a Qualified Montessori Teacher and worked for seven years in a Montessori nursery and Primary school for children from birth to twelve.
Nathan has worked for a number of national early years charities and undertaken research on early childhood policy for several third sector organisations. He is the author of peer-reviewed research papers, invited book chapters and reports on early childhood education.
Nathan’s research interests include Early Childhood Workforce Policy, Professional Identities, Social Justice in Early Childhood Education, Advocacy and Activism in Early Childhood Education. He is currently undertaking research for the Institute exploring the experiences of Montessori educators and parents choosing Montessori education for their children in disadvantaged areas of England.