25 episodes

An inspiring, outspoken speaker, author, podcaster and regular media commentator, June O'Sullivan MBE is Chief Executive of the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), one of London’s largest and most successful charitable social enterprises, operating 42 award-winning nurseries in some of London’s most disadvantaged areas.Her monthly ‘real talk’ and no-holds-barred podcasts dive into the questions, topics and debates on all things Early Years, Parenting and Social Business – plus much, much more.

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An inspiring, outspoken speaker, author, podcaster and regular media commentator, June O'Sullivan MBE is Chief Executive of the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), one of London’s largest and most successful charitable social enterprises, operating 42 award-winning nurseries in some of London’s most disadvantaged areas.Her monthly ‘real talk’ and no-holds-barred podcasts dive into the questions, topics and debates on all things Early Years, Parenting and Social Business – plus much, much more.

    Talking Early Years: June O'Sullivan and Krupesh Hirani

    Talking Early Years: June O'Sullivan and Krupesh Hirani

    June kicked off this year’s podcast chatting to the well-informed Krupesh Hirani, London Assembly Member for Brent and Chair of the London Assembly Health Committee and the Health Inequalities Committee. 

    • 38 min
    Talking Early Years: June O'Sullivan and Teresa Heaney

    Talking Early Years: June O'Sullivan and Teresa Heaney

    Listen as Teresa Heaney, CEO of Early Childhood Ireland, explains how the Irish government has agreed to a number of positive actions following the publication of their evidence-based strategy, called First Five.

    • 50 min
    Talking Early Years: June O'Sullivan and the LEYF Pedagogy Coaches

    Talking Early Years: June O'Sullivan and the LEYF Pedagogy Coaches

    June has been using the word, ‘pedagogy’ for many years and is now beyond delighted that LEYF can employ Pedagogy Coaches to support its nurseries understand how to embed pedagogy in their daily practice.  Listen to June chat with Siobhan, Konstantinos and Ricky, who explain the role of a Pedagogy Coach at LEYF and how it helps to builds  a quality practice!

    • 48 min
    Talking Early Years: June O'Sullivan and Mona Sakr

    Talking Early Years: June O'Sullivan and Mona Sakr

    Celebrating the publication of their new book: Social Leadership in Early Childhood Education and Care: An Introduction, June and Mona sit down for a frank discussion about social leadership. By narrating the leadership of those who already lead with a social purpose in Early Childhood Education and Care, we can encourage more conversations about social leadership. Pour a cup of tea, and enjoy.
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    • 23 min
    Talking Early Years: June O'Sullivan and Karen Lynch

    Talking Early Years: June O'Sullivan and Karen Lynch

     Do you enjoy listening to an honest, funny, down to earth conversation?  That sums up June's chat with serial social entrepreneur Karen Lynch. June met Karen many years ago when Karen was invited to rescue Belu Water which was in debt and its future was looking unsustainable. She stayed, turned it round and left it last year in a good place able to meet her £1m donation to Water Aid. 

    • 34 min
    Talking Early Years: June O'Sullivan and Katherine Hill

    Talking Early Years: June O'Sullivan and Katherine Hill

    Why is child poverty not on the agenda? It’s a horrible situation that doesn’t just affect the child but the wider society. In this podcast I am discussing the issue with Katherine Hill who is the Strategic Project Lead for the London Child Poverty Alliance.  

    • 39 min

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