Dr Julian Grenier is the headteacher of Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre in Newham, London. Julian has worked in the early years for the last three decades. He has a doctorate in education (EdD) from the UCL Institute of Education. Julian is a regular columnist for the Times Educational Supplement. He has also contributed regularly to Nursery World and has written and co-written several bestselling books about early childhood education. Julian has advised the Department for Education on early years under Conservative, coalition and Labour administrations. He is the director of the East London Research School.