Anne O’Connor

Anne has more than twenty years’ experience and leadership in nursery, infant and primary schools in inner London. She developed and coordinated one of the first Early Years Units in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in which nursery and reception age children were fully integrated. A freelance educational consultant since 2000 and a regular contributor to Nursery World and other publications, current projects include ‘Understanding transitions in the early years’, focusing on the importance of attachment and emotional resilience in supporting transitions. Anne is an active governor of a primary school and two children’s centres and co-chair of a branch of Early Education.