Quality and Leadership in the Early Years

Quality and Leadership in the Early Years

With chapters covering: · The global interest in quality · The broad nature of early childhood leadership · Reflective evaluation and practice This book will be of interest to setting and room leaders across the early years as well as ...

Author: Verity Campbell-Barr

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473953109

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Do you need good leaders to achieve good quality or does good quality create good leadership? Quality is a term frequently used to describe early years provision without any further explanation of exactly what this 'quality provision' looks like or how it can be achieved. This book not only unpicks what is meant by the term 'quality' in England, across the UK, and beyond, but it does so in the context of how to lead in order to develop and achieve quality. In exploring quality and leadership and the ways in which both terms have been conceptualised from a range of different perspectives you will be able to find a meaning that is right for you and your practice. With chapters covering: · The global interest in quality · The broad nature of early childhood leadership · Reflective evaluation and practice This book will be of interest to setting and room leaders across the early years as well as students studying early childhood or in early years teacher training.
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Leadership for Quality in Early Years and Playwork

Leadership for Quality in Early Years and Playwork

The definitive guide to developing leadership skills in early years settings, this book will help you to develop a leadership style tailored to your early years setting.

Author: Andrea Lancaster

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781905818839

Category: Education

Page: 180

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The definitive guide to developing leadership skills in early years settings, this book will help you to develop a leadership style tailored to your early years setting. Designed to support existing, new and aspiring leaders, it spans all levels of leadership, from organisational and team leadership to practice. It presents key theories of leadership with relevant examples and strategies and is illustrated throughout with case studies, reflective exercises and recommended reading. Once you have read this book, you will be able to plan, implement, sustain, review and evaluate your own and your workplace's improvements to ensure effective leadership, continuous quality improvement and better outcomes for children and families.
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Effective Leadership And Management In The Early Years

Effective Leadership And Management In The Early Years

There is more to running an early years setting than being a visionary and
inspirational leader, vital as these qualities are. An effective early years head
would, ideally, have leadership qualities and management skills in equal
measure.

Author: Moyles, Janet

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335221011

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 590

This book covers key topics such as diversity, bereavement and effective nutrition for children. It offers a unique collection from leading international education specialists in the field.
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Successful Leadership in the Early Years

Successful Leadership in the Early Years

leader. The Government's childcare strategy is based on the belief that good-
quality early years education and childcare is good for all children but especially
good for those who come from socially deprived and disadvantaged families and
 ...

Author: June O'Sullivan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472919045

Category: Education

Page: 192

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June O'Sullivan explores the concept of leadership, particularly with regards to leading Early Years centres. In line with government initiatives, there is growing pressure within the early years sector to create staff who can lead different types of childcare and family settings in order to address two main government targets. Firstly, reducing poverty among families with small children and secondly, increasing educational opportunities for children from disadvantaged backgrounds in order to give them a better start in life. Many say that for this to happen we need people who can lead an effective team of capable, professional colleagues. This is no easy task in the modern Early Years market. O'Sullivan acknowledges the problems and provides ideas and suggestions to address the issues facing leaders so that they are supported to lead us into a future where we can all help make a big difference for a long time.
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Effective Leadership in the Early Years Sector

Effective Leadership in the Early Years Sector

early. years. Over fifteen years ago, Beare et al. (1989) stated that 'outstanding
leadership has invariably emerged as a ... have been expressed within the early
years sector, where it is increasingly recognised that the quality of programmes ...

Author: Iram Siraj-Blatchford

Publisher: Institute of Education Press

ISBN: 9780854737437

Category: Education

Page: 36

View: 138

This publication takes as its background the radical reforms that have taken place in the field of services for children following the passing of the Children Act of 2004 and the subsequent Government white paper, Every Child Matters: Change for children. It argues that the fundamental requirements for leadership for learning in the early years should be provided by considering social contexts, adopting a commitment to collective working and focusing on improving children’s learning outcomes. Effective Leadership in the Early Years Sector is based on the analysis of a wide range of literature on leadership in the early years and is simultaneously grounded in information taken from effective early years settings, as identified in studies funded by the Department for Education and Skills. It identifies a range of ‘categories of effective leadership practice’ in the effective settings that will be valuable in the development of leadership training.
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Leadership Skills in the Early Years

Leadership Skills in the Early Years

The government's ten-year strategy places children at the heart of its plan for the
provision of high-quality accessible affordable childcare through its children's
centre initiative. Leaders across all the early years are charged with meeting five
 ...

Author: June O'Sullivan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781855395060

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 815

June O'Sullivan explores the concept of leadership, particularly with regards to leading Early Years centres. In line with government initiatives, there is growing pressure within the early years sector to create staff who can lead different types of childcare and family settings in order to address two main government targets. Firstly, reducing poverty among families with small children and secondly, increasing educational opportunities for children from disadvantaged backgrounds in order to give them a better start in life. Many say that for this to happen we need people who can lead an effective team of capable, professional colleagues. This is no easy task in the modern Early Years market. O'Sullivan acknowledges the problems and provides ideas and suggestions to address the issues facing leaders so that they are supported to lead us into a future where we can all help make a big difference for a long time.
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Leadership and Management in the Early Years

Leadership and Management in the Early Years

They must also show rich human qualities such as an allegiance to a mission,
curiosity, daring, a sense of adventure and strong interpersonal skills, ... Early
childhood leaders are in the unenviable position of needing to develop high
levels ...

Author: 3rd Jones, 3rd

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335234820

Category: Education

Page: 223

View: 668

"This book encourages practitioners to recognise their active involvement in leadership and management in relation to their work as team leader or team member, and in their work with parents and other professionals, to ensure appropriate and effective provision for young children. The authors identify a number of key principles involved in effective early years leadership and management."--Jacket.
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Leadership and Management in the Early Years

Leadership and Management in the Early Years

Written for leaders & aspiring leaders with responsibility for improving the quality of early years settings.

Author: Jane Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: 1907241426

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 66

View: 345

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; understand anf=d manage change positively; solve problems creatively.
Categories: Early childhood education

Leading Change in the Early Years

Leading Change in the Early Years

As the structure and content of this book were evolving, a colleague's comment
compared the quest for quality ... For me, leadership is a sail that uses the
unpredictable winds of change encountered in the early years sector to chart a
clear ...

Author: Jillian Rodd

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335263714

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 442

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Effective and Caring Leadership in the Early Years

Effective and Caring Leadership in the Early Years

There has always been a 'right time' for books about leadership. ... of what
constitutes outstanding early years leadership, recognizing that the conduct and
behaviour of leaders and their ability to evaluate ... quality learning and teaching
opportunities' for our youngest children and consider how improvements can be
made.

Author: Iram Siraj

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446296677

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 409

'This book introduces an intriguing juxtaposition of "caring" alongside "effective", and it is a thought-provoking book. Including examples of early years leaders on their own reflective learning journeys, it provides a rich source of ideas for relational leadership that are firmly based in research and professional experience.' - Professor Margaret Carr, University of Waikato, New Zealand Effective and caring leadership is an essential part of raising standards and increasing the quality of learning in early childhood settings. This book explains leadership practices that can make a positive difference to the provision offered and improve outcomes for both children and families. With theoretical, practical and research-informed perspectives, this book: Uses case studies to provide examples of effective leadership Integrates education and care with key practices in effective leadership Explores directional, collaborative, empowering and pedagogical leadership Offers readers opportunity to reflect upon their own leadership practices This is a key text for anyone studying Early Childhood, existing and aspiring leaders, graduate Early Years Leaders and those training to work in settings, schools and children’s services. Professor Iram Siraj is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Dr. Elaine Hallet is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
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Developing Your Leadership in the Early Years

Developing Your Leadership in the Early Years

Other challenges are around the quality of provision for young children in
education and care situations. As a trained teacher ... She has recently registered
to complete her 'Early Years Professional status' (EYPS) qualification. Her
challenges ...

Author: Mary Briggs

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847062338

Category: Education

Page: 155

View: 641

Developing Your Leadership in the Early Years provides an ideal supporting textbook for Childhood Studies leadership modules and NPQICL courses. >
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Reconceptualizing Leadership in the Early Years

Reconceptualizing Leadership in the Early Years

The importance placed on leadership in the early years has gained considerable
ground in recent years as ... early childhood – it is a quality that safeguards this
field and makes space for re-thinking past practices and developing new: this ...

Author: Rory McDowall Clark

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335246250

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 886

This book explores the realities of leadership in the early years, examining the challenges and opportunities of the profession.
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Leadership In Early Childhood

Leadership In Early Childhood

It is often discussed by policy makers as a panacea for effective reform or a
stumbling block for progress; by whole communities as the stuff of reputation and
quality; and among early years professionals as simultaneously inspiring and ...

Author: Rodd, Jillian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335246809

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 662

Leadership in Early Childhood is a practical resource for early childhood practitioners who want to understand how to create successful childcare and early education settings.
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Reflective Practice in the Early Years

Reflective Practice in the Early Years

Early. Years. Professionals: Leading. for. Change. Rory McDowall Clark and Sue
Baylis Chapter objectives This chapter will examine the role of the Early Years
Professional (EYP) and explore their contribution to quality provision for young
children. The need for ... Although there is a growing literature on leadership in
the.

Author: Michael Reed

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446244717

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 541

Written for anyone working in the field of early years education and care, this book encourages students and practitioners to consider their own practice and to examine practice in a wide range of early years settings. The four sections link closely to the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and support the reader in developing a critical and reflective approach to their own work. Issues covered include: @!play in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England @!the Foundation Phase in Wales @!safeguarding children @!the healthy child @!leading a team at a Children's Centre @!how childminders are working with the EYFS @!leading and managing a multi-agency workforce @!Continuing Professional Development for early years practitioners Ideal for those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), this book is also a must-read for students on any early years course, and will help the professional development of all practitioners working with the Birth to Eight age range. Michael Reed is Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester and Associate Lecturer with the Open University. Natalie Canning is Lecturer at the Open University.
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Leading Practice in Early Years Settings

Leading Practice in Early Years Settings

Each book in this series (Achieving Early Years Professional Status) focuses on
underpinning aspects of the EYP role. ... The first edition of this book, published
in 2008, proved to be very popular because it tackled leadership from the point of
view of leadership of practice, exploring how leaders can ... successive
governments who aim to improve the quality of Early Years care and education in
England.

Author: Mary E Whalley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 085725328X

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 471

To achieve Early Years Professional Status candidates must demonstrate that they have effectively led the professional practice of their colleagues across the 0-5 age range. The second edition of this popular text helps Early Years students and experienced practitioners develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to do just that. It explains the nature of leadership and the EYP's role in promoting good practice and appropriate values and principles. This new edition has been fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on leading practice in a multi-professional context and the leader of practice as an agent of change.
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Professionalization Leadership and Management in the Early Years

Professionalization  Leadership and Management in the Early Years

Jan peeters and Michel Vandenbroeck Overview There is a large degree of
consensus that higher staff qualifications are correlated with higher quality in
early childhood provision and that reflection is the most important part of
professionalism.

Author: Linda Miller

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446259773

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 583

With the rapid change experienced by the Early Years Workforce over recent times, this book considers what constitutes professionalization in the sector, and what this means in practice. Bringing a critical perspective to the developing knowledge and understanding of early years practitioners at various stages of their professional development, it draws attention to key themes and issues. Chapters are written by leading authorities, and provide case studies, question and discussion points to facilitate critical thinking. Topics covered include: - constructions of professional identities - men in the early years - multi-disciplinary working in the early years - professionalization in the nursery - early childhood leadership and policy Written in an accessible style and relevant to all levels of early years courses, the book is highly relevant to those studying at Masters level, and has staggered levels of Further Reading, that encourage reflection and progression.
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Leadership in Early Childhood

Leadership in Early Childhood

This edition also includesnew case studies and examples based on an extensive international studyof early childhood leaders.Leadership in Early Childhood has been widely used in early childhoodeducation services and as a professional ...

Author: Jillian Rodd

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123382355

Category: Education

Page: 288

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â¬S⬦the new edition of Jillian's book is timely and much needed by early years practitioners. We are in a time when early years provision is expanding rapidly and multi-agency working is increasing. The complexity of leading in early years services requires practitioners who are confident in their own role and able to work creatively with large multi agency teams. This book offers advice, support and most importantly encouragement to those who are taking on these challenging but immensely rewarding roles.⬠Bernadette Duffy, Thomas Coram Early Childhood Centre"This erudite, scholarly and comprehensive new work draws on aqualitative study to reflect the voices of early childhood practitioners froma number of countries whose words enrich and give life to the text. Thisnew edition is a must for those teaching, contemplating, engaged in, orstudying leadership and its attendant issues.â¬"Ann Langston, Manchester Metropolitan University"Roddâ¬"s book is at once timely and empowering ..."Associate Professor Manjula Waniganayake, Macquarie UniversityWith community insistence on quality early childhood programs in a timeof increasing accountability, skilled leadership is essential in earlychildhood services. Leadership in Early Childhood is a practical resourcefor early childhood practitioners who want to understand how to createsuccessful childcare and early education settings.This third edition has been fully revised and reflects important changesaffecting leaders in early childhood: increasing flexibility required ofchildrenâ¬"s services, working in multidisciplinary teams, and an increasingemphasis on the importance of early education. This edition also includesnew case studies and examples based on an extensive international studyof early childhood leaders.Leadership in Early Childhood has been widely used in early childhoodeducation services and as a professional reference and remains a valuableresource for both students and practitioners.
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Enabling Environments in the Early Years

Enabling Environments in the Early Years

Making provision for high quality and challenging learning experiences in early
years settings Liz Hodgman. Section 5: The leadership and management of the
early years provision l The extent to which adults ensure the learning
environment ...

Author: Liz Hodgman

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781907241475

Category: Education

Page: 65

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This title focuses on how to ensure your setting's physical space and equipment provides the most challenging and interesting environment for children in your care. This book covers: Assessing and improving the learning environment, making the most of your outdoor space and inclusive settings.
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Inclusion and Diversity in the Early Years

Inclusion and Diversity in the Early Years

A practical resource to support inclusive practice in early years settings Anne
Rodgers, Dr Elaine Wilmot ... Advice to be found in this book leadership and
management of the early years provision Section 6:The overall effectiveness of
the early years provision your service? ... Chapter 1 Chapter 3 Part B: The quality
and standards of the early years provision Section 3: Quality of the provision
Section 4: ...

Author: Anne Rodgers

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781907241499

Category: Education

Page: 65

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This guide outlines best practice and key research findings on how to create a truly inclusive setting, covering all aspects of equality and diversity. The book contains advice on: supporting children with special educational needs and providing for children with English as an additional language.
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Risk Challenge and Adventure in the Early Years

Risk  Challenge and Adventure in the Early Years

I believe that my own ability nurtured in childhood gave me the ability to wisely
risk take, be resourceful and be creative out-of-doors and this has gone on to
influence how I teach as well as my leadership style and passion for high quality
early ...

Author: Kathryn Susan Solly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136726613

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 617

What is the difference between ‘risk’ and ‘danger’? What can children learn from taking risks? How can you provide key experiences for children and ensure their safety outdoors? Young children will naturally seek out challenges and take risks and this is crucial to their overall development. This book clearly explains why children should be given the freedom to take risks and provides practical guidance on how to offer stimulating and challenging outdoor experiences that will extend all areas of children’s learning. Including examples of activities for all weather conditions across all areas of learning, the book covers: The pedagogical history of adventure, risk and challenge Health, wellbeing and keeping safe The adult role Risk assessment Supporting individual children with different needs Environments that enable challenging and adventurous play Working with parents and addressing concerns Observation, planning and assessment This book is essential reading for practitioners and students that wish to provide rich experiences for children that will enable them to become confident and adventurous learners.
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