‘Effective leadership and management’ is one of the four key judgments of Ofsted’s
inspection under the new Common Inspection Framework. The aim of this book is to unpick
what ‘leadership and management’ means for early years settings, while enabling the
practitioners to develop a solid understanding of best practice.
It is designed to guide practitioners in meeting the expectations of Ofsted and explains how
high quality teaching is embedded in high quality provision, and how it is the practitioner’s
skilled interactions with children which helps to move their learning forward.
The book will support early years professional on how best to:
• Create their own leadership style within the Ofsted criteria
• Devise effective communication strategies
• Build and lead a Team and look at stages of team development
• Delegate and supervise.
It also includes a range of record sheets and checklists for staff development and appraisal, as
well as safeguarding requirements.