Talking Early Years with June O’Sullivan: In Conversation with Karen Lynch

Do you enjoy listening to an honest, funny, down to earth conversation?  That sums up my chat with serial social entrepreneur Karen Lynch. I met Karen many years ago when she was invited to rescue Belu Water which was in debt and its future was looking unsustainable. She stayed, turned it round and left it … Continue reading Talking Early Years with June O’Sullivan: In Conversation with Karen Lynch

Talking Early Years with June O’Sullivan: In Conversation with Charlotte Riley

Whilst filming on-set with her newborn son, Charlotte Riley became very aware of how the lack of childcare was detrimental to the careers of so many women and men working in the film industry. She soon recognised that the kind efforts to support her bringing her baby on set could work for the lead actor … Continue reading Talking Early Years with June O’Sullivan: In Conversation with Charlotte Riley

Talking Early Years with June O’Sullivan: In Conversation with Helen Garnett

Time to Put Empathy at the Heart of Pedagogy I first got to know Helen Garnett when I met her at an Empathy Lab event and was enthralled by her description of the word ‘empathy’. I went away and read her inspirational book, Developing Empathy in the Early Years: A Guide for Practitioners whereby she … Continue reading Talking Early Years with June O’Sullivan: In Conversation with Helen Garnett

Talking Early Years with June O’Sullivan: In Conversation with Norma Raynes

It was when June was talking at a conference about community engagement where she met Professor Norma Raynes.  She is a lively, impassioned speaker who asked the question – why do we exclude the old from nurseries and school? Does their experience, knowledge and understanding count for nothing? She told of the organisation she founded … Continue reading Talking Early Years with June O’Sullivan: In Conversation with Norma Raynes