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Effective Leadership and Management

Outstanding Early Years

Effective Leadership and Management looks at the varied aspects of the role of the manager in early years settings. It offers practical tips and advice on how to achieve excellent provision. It uses a range of case studies to share best practice and explores setting a vision, team development, performance management and, monitoring progress and provision.

Ages: 1-5 | Pages: 76 | Code: 01071 | ISBN: 9781776555185

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Jenny Barber

Jenny Barber is an independent early years trainer and consultant. She delivers training in early years settings and schools across the UK. Through her consultancy, she works with settings to raise standards and develop quality.


Chapter 1: Setting a vision and effective communication5
Leadership style9
Chapter 2: Developing the team21
Stages of team development23
Chapter 3: Performance management30
Target setting35
Staff observation37
Chapter 4: Monitoring children’s progress and developing learning51
Reflection on assessment and data collection53
Chapter 5: Working in partnership60
Emotional barriers60
Involving parents with play63
Chapter 6: Safeguarding67
The manager and staff suitability68