Laura Henry

Children's Author

About Laura

Laura Henry is an expert international award-winning Early Childhood specialist, writer and speaker. She is the vice-president of The British Association for Early Childhood Education; and national representative for the World Forum on Early Care and Education the Ambassador for the Jermain Defoe Foundation.

For three decades Laura has used her skills to support those who work directly with children. Every year she trains thousands of individuals, using her engaging and inspiring style. She is a highly regarded and popular trainer and writer. She is passionate about quality in Early Childhood, making sure that children receive the best possible care and education to help them reach their full potential. Laura regularly contributes to education and parenting publications. Laura has sat on the judging panel for, GESS, Nursery World and Nursery Management Today awards. She has used her specialist knowledge to work with government departments as well as national and international organisations, forums and working parties.

She has worked within the education, health and social services sectors, performing a wide range of roles such as teacher, education inspector and curriculum manager within a large college.

In addition, Laura has been commissioned to work with the media, press and research companies, supporting them with their everyday activities.

Laura was recently chosen as a Global Master Leader in Education. There are 49 experts on the list and she is the only educational specialist from England.

In her role as the National Representative for the World Forum on Early Care and Education, Laura met the Dalai Lama.

Laura has used her creative leadership skills to set up and advise social enterprise companies. Such skills were used proactively as a regional judge for the Bill Clinton Foundation and Hult Prize.

Her popular children’s series Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran has been commissioned by CBeebies and will be called It’s About Time and will be scheduled on television in the autumn of 2019.

Laura recently nominated Sparkles, Pre-School, of Shirley, Croydon for the Society of Authors, Children Writers and Illustrators Group (CWIG); Reading for pleasure award. They are the only Early Years setting to have won an award. This was based on one of Laura’s many author visits that she carries out to pre-schools and schools in the UK and internationally.

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