“Child poverty affects everyone, so it’s everyone’s business.”
June O’Sullivan – TEDxExeter 2019
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How nurseries tackle the injustice of poverty
Poverty permeates every area of a child’s life, including the economic, social and relational – causing isolation and exclusion from society. With 1 in 4 children being locked into a cycle of poverty from which many will have great difficulty escaping, June O’Sullivan MBE explains why our childcare system must work for all children, regardless of their backgrounds, in order to give them the best start in life.
June O’Sullivan MBE is CEO of London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) – the UK’s largest childcare charity and social enterprise, which operates 38 nurseries across London. LEYF subsidises up to 30% of children who would otherwise be unable to attend nursery. June tirelessly campaigns to support long-term social change for children and their families. Find out more about her work at juneosullivan.com or by following her on Twitter @JuneOSullivan