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About Little Chatters




Little Chatters is run by Gina Parker, previously Gina Mullarkey. Gina has worked as a primary teacher, nursery practitioner, an outdoor education tutor and most recently a Global Education Manager at Cumbria Development Education Centre (CDEC).  With over 20 years experience in delivering educational packages she is a qualified and professional trainer and classroom practitioner. Gina’s work ranges from whole staff training to classroom based sessions, keynote speeches at conferences and she has also written a number of publications.


Gina’s focus is now on Continuing Professional Development opportunities for teachers, sessions for children (in school and within the community) and supporting resources. She offers many courses, including Philosophy for Children courses accredited by the Society for Advancement in Philosophical Enquiry (SAPERE) , Thinking Moves through Dialogue works  and  Carbon Literacy training through Cumbria Action For Sustainability (CAFS). Gina also works in partnership with Jane Yates to deliver Philosofuns. She is a consultant teacher for the Geographical Association and a Learning Through Landscapes Accredited Professional . Gina also offers inputs linked to Forest Schools and 'Teaching and Learning on a beach'. 

Gina contributes to action research projects and was involved in two projects led by SAPERE, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation  The project evaluated the impact of Philosophy for Children - P4C, supporting previous studies into its effectiveness. Gina is also an assessor for the P4C Schools Award scheme.

Finally Gina works in partnership with other organisations; such as the Morecambe Bay Partnership, introducing P4C to approximately 30 schools around the bay; Craven Development Education Centre, supporting Global Learning linked work and the International Tree Foundation, trialing and developing curriculum packs. 

One of the elements of her work that Gina is most proud of is the establishment and co-ordination an Outdoor Learning Network for Primary,  SEND and Alternative Provision settings from across Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire, who meet on a termly basis. As a previous teacher Gina identified the need for this FREE network, which Gina also gives her time freely to run.

Some of the organisations Gina works with


Dialogue Works

Morecambe Bay Partnership

Learning through Landscapes

Kindling (Forest Schools)

Conserving Coniston and Crake

Rusland Horizons

Pendle Hill Partnership

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

University of Cumbria

Lancaster University

The Morecambe Bay Curriculum

Cumbria Development Education Centre

Craven Development Education Centre

Devon Development Education Centre

International Tree Foundation

Ernest Cooke Trust

National Education Nature Park

Natural England

 Dave Harvey Outdoor Learning

HIghest Point

Cumbria Action for Sustainability

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