This book draws on a wide range of management theory and shows its relevance and relationship to early years settings. Case studies are used to provide the starting point for reflection, and throughout the chapters you are asked to consider the examples, stand back, interpret and audit your own actions in order to develop your management skills. This book will assist managers and prospective managers by providing them with the tools to facilitate staff training sessions or to conduct personal enquiry into the working of their own organization.
Chapters cover:

  • leadership and management
  • teams and team building
  • staff motivation
  • managing change
  • selecting suitable staff and effective interviewing
  • staff assessment
  • projecting and maintaining a positive image for your school or nursery
  • managing conflict and stress.

chapter |5 pages


chapter 1|16 pages

Leadership and management

chapter 2|13 pages

Working with others

chapter 3|14 pages

Teams and team building

chapter 4|18 pages

Maintaining staff motivation

chapter 5|14 pages

Managing the challenge of change

chapter 6|15 pages

Communicating the vision

chapter 7|14 pages

Selecting suitable staff

chapter 8|21 pages

Effective interviewing for selection

chapter 9|15 pages

Adding to the value of the workforce

chapter 10|14 pages

Caring for customers

chapter 11|15 pages

Managing conflict and stress