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Jamel C. Campbell

Jamel C. Campbell is an Early Years educator, EY consultant, radio and TV host, storyteller and author. He has been in the Early Years and education industry for over 20 years. Early Years is his speciality, although he has taught and supported children from 0 to 19 years old.

Jamel is one of the UK’s Men in the Early Years champions and ambassadors; he has been featured in the media due to his extensive experience and knowledge of the Early Years, and quirky but effective practice. Jamel has also stood on numerous platforms and prestigious establishments as a keynote speaker, including St Mary’s University, University of East London and Bath University.

Olu's Teacher is Jamel's first children's book – he has previously written articles for local newspapers (including the Catford Chronicle) and for well-known education and Early year’s magazines such as Optimus Education, TES, Famly, FSF/Tapestry, EYE, Teach Early Years and Early Years Well-being Magazine.

Jamel has featured on the CBeebies' “Tiny Happy People'' programming as an Early Years advisor, and worked with BBC’s Bitesize giving transition tips to parents and professionals alike. He has also collaborated with many well respected EY professionals and consultants, and is also one of the co-founders of the Early Years Blacklist: a directory of EY professionals that have Afro-Caribbean / melanated heritage.

Jamel is a brilliant storyteller and has conducted storytelling sessions in schools and via organizations like the Tate and the Victoria & Albert Museum, to share his knowledge of the Early Years and children’s literacy.

Jamel stresses the importance of having men in the Early Years sector, and of having a balanced diverse inclusive workforce, curriculum and pedagogy. He has partnered with MITEY (Men in the Early years) which is associated with the Fatherhood Institute.


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