“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.”
-Linda Miller, The Open University
Firmly grounded in practice, this book puts children and families at the center 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 Centers; Values-based leadership and inspirational leadership; Meeting the challenges of management and leadership; 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.
Anyone studying Childhood and Early Childhood will find this book an invaluable aid.