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June O’Sullivan: Tackling the early years crisis

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As CEO and creator of the UK’s leading childcare social enterprise, June continues to break new ground in the development of LEYF’s (London Early Years Foundation) scalable social business model. She remains a tireless campaigner for children, families, and the early years community.  

June has developed the LEYF Pedagogy and champions community-based, multi-generational early years education as the basis for greater social and cultural capital. This is developed to deliver long-term social impact. She continues to advise Governments as well as a range of organisations, academics as well as services at home and overseas about how best to implement a social enterprise vision for Early Years.  

June is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Director of Social Enterprise UK, Trustee of The Book Trust, and Member of the London Mayor’s Child Obesity Taskforce. June was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2013 for her services to London’s children. In 2017 she also received the Most Influential Person in Early Years Award and joined the top 10 of the WISE100 – an initiative from the NatWest SE100 Index which recognises 100 of the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment, and social innovation. 

As a key contributor to our Empowering Early Years Education webinar, June O’Sullivan talks about the importance of understanding the needs of the sector now, both in terms of practitioners and children, so that we can work together to transform the future of childcare.  

Read June’s blog: June’s Blog – LEYF Nurseries  

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Watch the video to find out more about June O’Sullivan and her involvement in the webinar.  

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