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Managing Early Years Settings

Managing Early Years Settings
Supporting and Leading Teams

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November 2008 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This book is a very useful resource for setting leaders undertaking advanced study, such as Early Years Professional Status and the National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership…[I]t is also an interesting and up-to-date reference tool for qualified managers and leaders of early years settings, large and small, in all sectors' - Early Years Update

'Through discussion points and case studies, the authors explore the key skills and techniques necessary to effectively lead and manage an early years setting - Nursery Education Plus, as part of their 'Ten of the Best early years professional books' feature.

`This book will make a relevant and helpful contribution in enabling practitioners to explore and understand the different ways in which they can lead and manage across a diverse range of settings and at different levels. Through helpful discussion points and case studies, the book will encourage practitioners to consider both theory and practice, including value based practice and the skills required for working within a new multi-disciplinary environment. A welcome and accessible text for early years practitioners facing the challenges and demands of this new agenda' - Professor Linda Miller, Professor of Early Years, The Open University

Firmly grounded in practice, this book puts children and families at the centre of good early years leadership. There is now considerable emphasis on leadership skills in this sector, as the workforce becomes increasingly professionalized.

The following are considered:

- changes and developments within the early years sector

- the impact of good leadership on children and their families

- effective practice in a variety of settings, including Children's Centres

- value-based leadership, and inspirational leadership

- meeting the challenges

- managing change

- inter-agency and multi-disciplinary working

- working with families and parent groups.

Useful features such as Activities for Continuing Professional Development, Questions for Reflection and Pictures of Practice appear throughout the book.

Those studying for Foundation Degrees, leaders undertaking the National Professional Qualification for Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL), those undertaking the management modules for Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) and anyone studying Childhood and Early Childhood will find this book an invaluable aid.

Value-based leadership and management
Janet Murray
Empowering communities through inspirational leadership
Natalie Canning
Managing change and pedagogical leadership
Mandy Andrews
Partnership working in the early years
Mike Reed
Making a Positive Contribution
Melanie Pilcher
Mentoring and supporting teams
Alison Robins and Sue Callan
Working with families and parent groups

A clearly written text book that allows students to gain an understanding of the issues surrounding management in early years settings

Saima Sharif
Please select your department, Burnley College
December 2, 2010

Ideal text to support learning around the subject of managing and mentoring in early years settings.

Mr Tony Moynihan
Health and Care, Colchester Institute
October 8, 2010

This text identifies the current context of managing early years settings, it provides effective support for both practitioners and students. Reflection on experience and links to governmental initiatives, policy and legislation further supports the examination of the theoretical frameworks presented.

Ms Clare Harris
Department of Education, Gloucestershire University
July 22, 2010

Good range of relevant topics covered, linked to the development and application of strong practice.

Mrs Karen Southern
Education and Community, Glyndwr University
July 16, 2010

This really is an essential text for those who are embarking on Foundation Degree Studies, or those entering the HNC/D Advanced Practice in Working with Children and Families. The 'Pictures of Practice' are exceptionally good tools for discussion on the practicalitities of being a manager and relating the underpinning theory. Important section on inter agency and multi-disciplinary working for those whom the partnership still remains misty. It is refreshing to identify a text that ensures a balance between the how and why...

Mrs Michelle Rogers
HE and rofessional Development |Centre, North East Worcestershire College
January 4, 2010

This links well with issues regarding policy and legislation and delves into pastures new in early years development

Mrs Steph Evans
Education , St Martins College Lancaster
November 17, 2009

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Chapter One PDF

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