On Saturday morning (19/09/2020) I chaired a discussion with Neil Leitch from Early Years Alliance and Liz Bayram from Pacey for the Childcare Expo. We talked about the frustration at the lack of a National Early Years Strategy and have to navigate continual policies that fail to respond to the continual raft of national and … Continue reading No shoes to buckle
June O’Sullivan meets Dr Lala Manners who has enjoyed a long and varied career in the field of Early Years movement studies and physical development: as a teacher, trainer, educator, consultant, researcher, author and broadcaster. They debate the importance of practitioners engaging in physical development and overcoming the fear by getting ‘stuck in’ whilst allowing children to just be.
The world is full of contradictions and here is a BIG one. I recently read in the Financial Times that the global management consultants, McKinsey & Company earned a whopping £560,000 for giving ‘vision’ to a new English pandemic body. Apparently, McKinsey is not the only consulting firm to have been retained by the Government … Continue reading Double Standards or Just Don’t Care?
June O’Sullivan meets leading, award-winning expert in Early Years education, Laura Henry. They discuss the power of literacy for children’s long term learning and development, multi-generational relationships and the inspiration behind Laura's book; JoJo and Gran Gran which has become the first British-made animated TV show for CBeebies centred around the lives of a black family.
June O’Sullivan meets British writer and illustrator Giles Andreae – creator of the playful philosopher Edward Monkton, the inventor of cheeky Purple Ronnie and the man behind many children’s bestsellers including Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rumble In The Jungle and more.