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I Am a Manager

Being a manager in the Early Years sector is a rewarding and demanding role. Many people, however, take

This chapter covers:

• An introduction to the role of a manager in Early Years

• An overview of some important management theory • Some useful definitions and models to support your

development

'What do you do, then?' 1 felt excited and nervous as 1 went into the room. 1 was dreading the training session's 'warm-up'. 1 always feel like my throat is drying up when I'm waiting my turn to introduce myself and say what 1 do. 1 try to listen to what the person next to me is saying and just about hear the trainer say to me, 'Tell us about your new job. It sounds very interesting.' How will 1 answer the question? How would you answer?