Anne O'Connor wrote a brilliant article in Nursery World (Oct 2017) called ‘All about Memory’ – How does the ability to form and retrieve memories develop in children, why is it important to early learning, and how can adults help to stimulate it? With the Ofsted Inspection Framework stating that “Progress means knowing more and remembering more” it is timely to look at exactly what is happening in a child’s memory and how this supports their development, thinking and understanding.
Anne O’Connor – Early Education Associate, educational consultant, writer, teacher…
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, writing projects include:
• A Unique Child: Health and Wellbeing
• Understanding Physical Development : linking bodies and minds
• Understanding Transitions: supporting change through attachment and resilience
She is also co-chair of the Lancaster branch of Early Education.