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Mrs Natasha Young BA

Lecturer in Early Years


I am a lecturer on the Early Years programmes. I am also responsible for module coordination.

I started my career in pharmacy, I worked in both a general hospital pharmacy and a psychiatric hospital pharmacy. My duties included dispensing of medication, checking of medication, medicines management and aseptics.

I first became interested in education and care after having my own children and soon decided to embark on a career in the field. While my children were still young I successfully ran a childminding business. However, after some time, I moved into volunteering at my local Cylch Meithrin. Over the following few years I undertook my Cache Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, and my Cache Level 5 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

In 2018, I decided to embark on the flexible learning route for the BA Early Years Education and Care here at Trinity Saint David. This involved attending university in the evenings at the same time as working full-time and continuing to care for my family. In 2020, during the Covid pandemic, I graduated with a first class honours degree.

Since completing my degree I have had the opportunity to work with Welsh Government in co-constructing the non-maintained curriculum. 

During my time in early years I have developed a keen interest in children’s learning, using digital media, and making mathematics fun for all.

I have a keen interest in how digital media can be used to enhance areas of learning and would like to develop some research in this area.

I have been involved with curriculum development and policy.

I have been involved with continuing professional development modules for

  • Digital Media in the Early Years
  • Leadership in the Early Years

I am passionate about high quality provision for all children, ensuring that each child’s uniqueness is celebrated and encouraged. I believe that the early years workforce deserve recognition for the work that they do and am committed to promoting the need for this recognition.