Lorna Williams is a senior lecturer on a primary initial teacher training team where she leads the early years and supports and mentors future early years teachers. She is the PGCE early years (3-7) cohort lead at the University of Worcester. She was an early years teacher in schools and a pre-school setting for almost 20 years. During her primary teaching career she taught in Years 1 and 2 in large infant schools and taught in Reception and Year 1 in a village primary school. She has been involved in the opening of an onsite pre-school and has been an early years phase leader. She has always been passionate about the early years and each child’s unique development and early learning journey.