About the Author

Jeanette Yorke

Jeanette Yorke is a qualified primary school teacher and trained Ofsted inspector who holds Early Years Professional Status.  She currently works as an Early Years Advisory Teacher for the Borough of Poole, leading a team of Children’s Centre practitioners and specialising in child development and school readiness.  In 2011, Jeanette developed the multi-award-winning Starting Out programme and, in 2014, was recognised for her work with young children and their families when she won the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry Employee of the Year Award.

Jeanette lives in Dorset with her husband and two sons and is passionate about the importance of parent partnerships and the home learning environment, largely driven by her own experiences as a mother.


I'm passionate about making a difference to families' and children's lives. Helping children to get enthusiastic about the world - it's a really special job.

Jeanette Yorke