Kat Lakes

Kat Lakes

Kat Lakes, EYT and QTLS

Current roles

  • Senior Lecturer, Early Years
  • Programme Leader: BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • Year Leader: Year 3 BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • Lecturer: FdA Children’s Development and Learning
  • Lecturer: BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • Lecturer: BA (Hons) Top-Up Early Childhood Studies (In-House, NI and DL)
  • Lecturer: Masters Early Childhood Studies and Masters Educational Studies


Over the past 5 years I have developed my practice as an Early Years Practitioner progressing to Manager and in 2016 opened my own setting. I have worked in Further Education and progressed to teaching in Higher Education in 2017. I have experience in developing an Early Years setting from planning stage through to opening and sustaining a setting.

Current modules taught

  • Innovation and Change
  • International Perspectives
  • Attachment, Trauma and Therapeutic Play
  • Innovative Curriculum
  • Planning Effective Learning Environments

Research / scholarly activity

  • Creative Pedagogy in Early Years
  • Development of a digital identity as a student and professional
  • Strategies to enhance the digital learning experience

External activity / professional links

  • Working towards Fellowship to Higher Education (FHEA)
  • Membership of Pre-School Learning Alliance as a Setting Owner