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June O’Sullivan MBE on Pedagogy and Leadership

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June O’Sullivan MBE on Pedagogy and Leadership


June O’Sullivan MBE is the leader of the UK’s largest childcare charitable social enterprise, London Early Years Foundation – LEYF. Her unique and innovative seven-strand social pedagogy ensures that children from all communities, but especially those from poorer neighbourhoods, can and do access high-quality nurseries.

June is also an inspiring, outspoken disruptor and campaigner for all things Early Years, tirelessly seeking new ways to influence policy to make society a better place for all children, their families and communities.

In this interview, we discuss her latest book – The A to Z of Early Years – Policy, Pedagogy and Plain Speaking, which is based on her much loved blog. June explains her four elements of pedagogy, the effects these have had on the LEYF settings and how these support the development of all children. We go on to discuss June’s matrix model of leadership and she explains the most important trait for leadership.


You can buy June’s book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Early-Years-Politics-Pedagogy-Speaking/dp/1529724066/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

You can subscribe to June’s blog here: https://juneosullivan.com/blog/

And her podcast series here: https://juneosullivan.com/media/junes-podcast-2/

Find June on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/JuneOSullivan and here: https://twitter.com/leyfonline

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Kathy Brodie

Kathy Brodie