This book has been written for all leaders and aspiring leaders with responsibility for improving the quality of early years settings. It brings together current research and effective practice to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to: motivate and get the best from your team; identify and develop your personal leadership style; clarify your vision for quality and set realistic but challenging goals; solve problems creatively.
- Appeals to all leaders and managers with line management responsibility
- A practical, common sense approach to leadership that you can apply to your everyday practice
- Includes a chapter on supervision which is a key requirement of the new 2012 EYFS framework.
About the author
Jane Cook has nearly 25 years of experience as a leader. She was an early years advisory teacher, nursery, infant and primary headteacher, assistant director at the DfE Sure Start Unit and early years advisor for the National Strategies. She is currently Managing Director of Linden Learning, an ethical educational consultancy.
"A highly accessible text which introduces complex issues to students who have little, or no, management/leading experience. Accessible ideas. Excellent links to practice". Cathryn Keighley, Associate Principal Lecturer in Early Years, Leeds Trinity University.
"Clearly written - useful and easy read format. Good springboard for future reading and/or developing depth in this subject" Sarah Phillips, Early Years and Childcare Lecturer, NEW College, Redditch.