June O’Sullivan

Founder, LEYF nurseries
June O'Sullivan

The CEO and creator of the UK’s leading childcare charity and social enterprise London Early Years Foundation, June is an inspiring speaker, author and regular media commentator on early years, business with a social purpose and child poverty.

June is a champion of community-based, multi-generational early years education as the basis for greater social cultural capital to deliver long-term social impact. She is an advisor to governments as well as a range of organisations, academics and services at home and overseas, and has recently joined the Mayor of London’s Advisory Skills Board. She remains a tireless campaigner, looking for new ways to influence policy and make society a better place for all children and families.

June was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2013 for her services to London’s children and in February 2015 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Middlesex. In 2016 she was named one of the 500 Influential People in the UK by Debretts.

June is also a published author, with an MA in Primary & Early Childhood Studies and MBA from London South Bank University.



June O'Sullivan