Hazel M Woodhouse

Hazel Woodhouse

Teaching Fellow


Early Childhood/Early Years Education; Education; Education Research; E-Learning; Human Development; Human Development and Education; Learning and Education; Schools (Primary/Secondary); Teacher Education; Teacher Practice/Practicum; Teaching

Qualifications: PhD Candidate; M.Ed; Post Grad Cert Ed; BEd (Hons) Primary.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: TT 5.09
Phone: 4353

Papers Taught

About Hazel

Hazel Woodhouse has been a classroom teacher in both early childhood education and new entrants for over 20 years in both the UK and New Zealand. She is currently a teaching fellow at Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education at the University of Waikato. Her research explores innovative ways to support families’ transition to school with a focus on building connections and relationships between stakeholders.

Research Supervised

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies disseration: "Collaboration on a child's transition from early childhood to school on a solid foundation of sensory-motor maturity."

Research Interests

Transition to school; play-based learning; digital communities of practice.

Recent Publications

  • Peters, S., & Woodhouse, H. (2021). ECE webinar: Understanding and enhancing young children’s transitions. The Education Hub. Retrieved from

  • Woodhouse, H. (2020). Facebook: A place to build relationships and to collaboratively support each family’s journey to school. Early Childhood Folio, 9-14. doi:10.18296/ecf.0076

  • Woodhouse, H. M. (2019). “Spider man does not get lost”: Examining transitional objects in supporting a child’s transition to school. Waikato Journal of Education, 24(2), 3-10. doi:10.15663/wje.v24i2.661 Open Access version:

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