Leadership Skills in the Early Years: Making a Difference

Leadership Skills in the Early Years: Making a Difference

By: June O'Sullivan (author)Paperback

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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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June O'Sullivan is Chief Executive of Westminster Children's Society (WCS), a charity and social enterprise dedicated to providing affordable childcare and education for young children and their families.


Section 1: Why Lead?; Making a Difference; Section 2: How to Lead?; What makes a leader; Traits; Personality; Key factors; Section 3: Challenges of Leadership; Managing / leadership; Communication; Team Building; Resistance; Section 4: Leadership Success; Case studies; Summary of what to do; Making a difference; Having Fun; Section 5: Leading the future; Distributive leadership; Challenging huge issues; The leaderful child; The leader in the community; Each Section will have:; Quotes; Case studies; What did you learn from this?; What might you do differently next time in your own workplace?; Really! Will it be an intention or an action?; Leader's Diary Note: Key Learning.

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781855394704
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781855394704
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 1855394707

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