Pete Moorhouse

Pete Moorhouse

Bristol, United Kingdom

On a global mission to promote woodwork in early childhood education. Early childhood creative consultant - International trainer and presenter, researcher and author. Passionate about encouraging creativity through hands-on experiential learning.

Pete Moorhouse is passionate about encouraging creative and critical thinking in Early Childhood Education. He has over 25 years experience working with schools and works regularly in Early Years settings as an artist in residence. As an artist Pete is a professional sculptor with an impressive portfolio of sculpture and public art commissions. His work can be seen at

Pete is also a researcher and author. He is an honorary research fellow at the Graduate School of Education, Bristol University currently researching ways to best encourage creativity and critical thinking in early years and methods to evaluate and access creative progression.  Pete had written several books and educational papers. His latest was 'Learning through Woodwork' 2018 Routledge and he has just been commissioned by Routledge to write a new book about creativity in early chioldhood education.

Pete provides a number of  training sessions and delivers inspiring conference keynote presentations in the UK and around the world. Pete is an associate trainer for Early Education, the largest charity working to support early childhood education in the UK. . Pete is member of the International Creative Education Network (ICEnet) and The International Art in Early Childhood Association

Pete’s practice is inspired by many pedagogies including Froebel’s approach and also from his study visits to Reggio Emilia and work in Japan.

Pete is the leading world authority on woodwork in Early Years education and is on a global mission to make this opportunity available to all children.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

I see the incredible contribution that creative and critical thinking can make to learning and creating a better more sustainable world. I am keen to promote better understanding of creativity and especially develop learning through the medium of woodwork which is an exceptional medium for young children to create with.

How can education support students to flourish?

The world is changing faster than ever - more today than ever before in history we need to develop creative solutions - we need children's curiosity to be at the heart of their learning and develop their creative and critical thinking skills.

What role does innovation play in education change?

We need innovative practice to be at the heart of change. We need an education system that can adapt and change to meet the challenges we face globally.