Building parental bonds through creativity with guest presenter June O'Sullivan


Building parental bonds through creativity with guest presenter June O'Sullivan


This is the seventeenth in a series of Earlyarts Training Webinars based on arts and creativity in the early years.

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Watch our highly engaging training video, 'Ask the Expert', where we will be joined by our Guest Expert, June O'Sullivan MBE, Chief Executive at LEYF Nurseries.  

This training video is hosted by Earlyarts Director, Ruth Churchill Dower, and is suitable for:

  • early years and KS1 teachers
  • early years practitioners and professionals
  • nursery nurses and managers
  • childcarers
  • local authority officers
  • home educators
  • parents and carers

"This was my first Earlyarts webinar and I found it very informative. The links provided after are great for researching yourself." - Webinar participant

Which lovely Presenters will I meet?

June O'Sullivan - An inspiring speaker and regular commentator on Early Years, Social Enterprise and Child Poverty/Social Mobility, June has been instrumental in achieving a major strategic and cultural shift for the award winning London Early Years Foundation (LEYF). A qualified Psychiatric Nurse and Social Worker, June is passionate about children’s wellbeing, especially through equal access to the same high quality opportunities for learning. June is a champion of community-based, multi-generational projects and a great believer in the potential of greater social and cultural capital as a means of delivering long-term social impact.

As CEO of the UK’s leading childcare charity and Social Enterprise since 2006, June continues to break new ground in the development of LEYF’s scalable social business model. An original member of Lord Wei’s stakeholder group on the Big Society, June remains a tireless campaigner, looking for new ways to influence policy and make society a better place for all children and their parents. You can read June's blog here.

Ruth Churchill Dower - As Director of Earlyarts, the award winning training network in the cultural and education sectors, Ruth established Earlyarts in 2002 and scaled it up to have a national footprint in 2009. Ruth is in charge of keeping the vision for Earlyarts high on everyone’s agenda, advocating for what’s important with our youngest children, running the consultancy and export side of the company, supporting the team and generally making sure the business as a social enterprise is sustainable.

Ruth can often be found roaming the hills and valleys to indulge in her passion for paragliding, and spends her weekends puddle-splashing, den-building or tree-climbing with her two children.