Menna Godfrey began her professional career as a physics teacher and made the transition to Early Years when she became fascinated with the way that her own children were learning. She spent 15 years child-minding. In 2005 she opened the playgroup that she owns where she leads practice.

Menna is particularly interested in the role of the outdoor environment as a space which affords young children the opportunity to explore, develop and test their own theories and lead their own learning. Her masters research explored children’s play in puddles. Her emerging PhD research concentrates on children’s engagement with nature and the elements of water and mud in particular.