- Consider the role of the leader in leading students, volunteers and employees within the setting.
- Identify professional development as a mechanism of leadership.
- Discuss the importance of recognising diversity and supporting employees to fulfil their potential.[Page 70]
In this chapter, we turn our attention to leadership in relation to working with a diverse range of people who attend the setting in a paid or voluntary capacity. Whether leaders work independently or as part of a group or wider network, we explore the relationships that early childhood professionals have with colleagues, volunteers and students who work directly or indirectly with young children and their families. The first part of the chapter focuses on ‘developing professionals’, namely individuals who are new ...