The A to Z of Early Years

The A to Z of Early Years

Politics, Pedagogy and Plain Speaking

June O′Sullivan


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From a leading voice in the early years community comes an accessible, dip in, dip out guide to all the hot topics in the sector. Born from questions raised on her early years blog, June O’Sullivan brings a combination of advice, good humour and plain speaking to address themes that come up time and time again.

With entries ranging from apprenticeships to inspection, pedagogy to social enterprise, this wise and entertaining book will encourage conversation and change. From nursery managers to newly qualified teachers to experienced practitioners and educators, it has something for everyone. Ideal to read with a cup of tea when you’re snatching a 10 minute break.


June O′Sullivan:

Leader of the UK's largest childcare charitable social enterprise, June O’Sullivan has created a unique business model and ambitious seven strand social pedagogy where active teacher led research continually shapes practice and informs our theory about how we lead children to learn. This has ensured that children from all communities but especially those from poorer neighbourhoods, can access high quality nurseries.


As a leading social entrepreneur and disruptor, June continues to demonstrate why and how it matters to integrate sustainable business practices driven by a social purpose. She has pioneered new pedagogical ways of supporting staff to deliver innovative learning and teaching whilst building stronger social and cultural capital to deliver long-term social impact.  

An inspiring outspoken speaker, author and regular media commentator on all things Early Years, Social Business and Child Poverty, June is a tireless campaigner, seeking new ways to influence policy and make society a better place for all children and their families as well as the wider community.