Pamela Oberhuemer

Pamela Oberhuemer
studied at Goldsmiths, University of London. For more than 30 years she worked as a researcher at the State Institute of Early Childhood Research (IFP) in Munich. Since the mid-1990s her main focus has been on systems of early childhood education and care in the European context, particularly on the early childhood workforce. She was lead researcher of the original SEEPRO study, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Family and Youth Affairs and published in 2010 in English and German.
Pamela Oberhuemer conducted two studies commissioned by the German Youth Institute (DJI) for WiFF - a nation-wide Early Childhood Professional Development Initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and the European Social Fund: a six-country study on the continuing professional development of early childhood practitioners (2012) and a seven-country study on the mentoring role of early childhood educators during students' workplace-based learning periods (2014). In 2012-13 she contributed to an eight-country study on access and quality issues relating to children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds conducted by The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics and Political Science and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Since August 2015 she has been working as an external researcher and consultant for the SEEPRO-R study.
Pamela Oberhuemer is a co-editor of Early Years - An International Research Journal (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) and an Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy (Springer Open).

Inge Schreyer
Tel. 0049-89-99825-1940


Inge Schreyer studied psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich. Her Ph.D. was awarded by the University of Regensburg in educational psychology.
Since 2000, she has been a senior researcher at the State Institute of Early Childhood Research (IFP) in Munich. Her main research focus has been the quality of the work of ECEC providers, working conditions of ECEC settings and evaluation. At the IFP she has participated in several national projects: coordinating the projects "Development of criteria for the quality of ECEC providers and establishing a manageable evaluation instrument" and "Governance of providers' quality through evaluation" (project directors: Dr. mult. W.E. Fthenakis; Dr. B. Nagel).
From 2011 to 2014 she headed the national project "AQUA - workplace and quality in ECEC settings (Arbeitsplatz und Qualität in Kitas)" with a representative nationwide survey of ECEC staff in Germany.
Together with colleagues she is responsible for the evaluation of a pilot project "Pedagogical monitoring of quality" (project directors: Prof. Dr. Fabienne Becker-Stoll, Eva Reichert-Garschhammer) across Bavaria.
Inge Schreyer participated in the previous SEEPRO study "Systems of Early Education and Professionalisation" (project director: Pamela Oberhuemer); since 2015 she has been managing the revised SEEPRO-R study.