Ms Kay Bennett

Lecturer in Childhood and Families Studies (CAFs)

Email address: Phone number: 01902 32 2866 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Early Child Development , Working with Babies 0-3 years


As a former Registered nurse and Health Visitor, I am relatively new to education. I commenced teaching in 2007 in an FE college, teaching on the level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childhood and Education. After completing my MA in Early Childhood Education in 2013, at the University of Sheffield, I was offered and accepted a job as a lecturer teaching at the University of Wolverhampton. I commenced this role in January 2014. In this, my current post, I teach across 3 courses which are all BA degrees; Childhood Studies, Family & Community Studies and the new Early Years Teacher degree. I teach on a range of modules such as Child Development, Children and Families in Society, Safeguarding and Wellbeing and Health in the Early Years. My background allows me to add a health strand to educational topics to offer a holistic view of factors that may impact upon childhood. I am also interested in aspects of social justice and exploration of the amazing world of babies! I am currently a participant on the Doctor of Education (EdD) programme at the University of Sheffield.

Research interests

  • Safeguarding
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Social Justice and Education


  • MA Early Childhood Education, August 2013
  • PGCE  Post Compulsory Education, August 2011
  • BSc Community Health Nursing, September 2005
  • RN Dip HE (Learning Disabilities), August 1999     



  • Bennett, K. (2015) Working with Babies and Children Birth to Three by Jools Page, Anne Clare and Cathy Nutbrown reviewed in Educational Futures 7(1) 2015.
  • Bennett, K. (2012) Concepts of Childhood: A Discussion of the Development, through History in Basu, C and Anderson-Patton, V (Eds.), Children and Childhood. Practices and Perspectives, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. ISBN: 978-1-84888-179-2

Conference Presentations

  • Childhood- Probing the Boundaries
  • Paper presented – “The History of Childhood” at the Global Conference, Mansfield College, Oxford - June 2011

Previous professional experience

  • Lecturer, University College Birmingham
  • Health Visitor, BEN PCT
  • School Nurse, South Birmingham NHS Trust
  • Staff Nurse, Birmingham Specialist NHS Trust
  • Staff Nurse, North Warwickshire NHS Trust