Julie Fisher is an independent Early Years Adviser and Visiting Professor of Early Childhood Education at Oxford Brookes University. She held the post of Early Years Adviser in Oxfordshire for 11 years, before which she was lecturer in early childhood education at the University of Reading. She has taught children from 3 to 12 years and has been headteacher of two urban, multi-cultural schools.
To underpin her consultancy work, Julie draws on her own research projects which engage her in constant contact with practitioners and children in both schools and settings. She is author of numerous articles on early childhood education as well as her books Starting from the Child (2013-now in its 4th edition); The Foundations of Learning (2002); Moving On to Key Stage One (2010) and her recent best-selling book Interacting or Interfering? (2016). Julie has recently won the coveted Nursery World Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to early childhood education.