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Leading in Early Childhood

by Geraldine Davis and Gemma Ryder SAGE Publications Ltd
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Leadership in the early years is about using your knowledge, skills, personality and experience to positively influence practice. Every practitioner has the capacity to lead, and in doing so, improve opportunities for children and their families. Examining the various roles of early years professionals, and the everyday challenges and opportunities they face, this book promotes leadership of early childhood practice by considering the following;


    • Who are the leaders, and what skills they require

    • The variety of ways a practitioner can lead within a setting

    • Key roles including the Team Leader and the Key person

    • How to develop a culture of leadership

    • The importance of working with families and other professional

    • Improving leading through reflective practice



Whether you are a room leader in an early childhood setting needing support in your leadership skills, a manager of an early childhood business, a leader of a nursery, a leader of practice or studying to become an early years practitioner this book is ideal for helping you improve your leadership skills.


Chapter 1: Learning to Lead
Chapter 2: Leading Children in their Learning
Chapter 3: The Room Leader
Chapter 4: The Key Person
Chapter 5: Leading People
Chapter 6: Leading developments across a setting or settings
Chapter 7: Working with Families
Chapter 8: Working with Other Professionals
Chapter 9: Improving leading through reflection

Everyone has the capacity to lead, but what is common to potential leaders at all levels is that they will need guidance and support. The book examines different roles and explores the challenges and opportunities that come with leadership, from leading children to leading people, from being a key person to leading development across settings, from working with families to working with agencies. You will learn about the culture of leadership and reflective practice.
Geraldine Davis Anglia Ruskin University

Gemma Ryder University of East London