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.
Mary E Whalley has many years' experience in the Early Years sector, both voluntary and maintained, and currently combines work as an independent consultant with the role of lecturer in Early Years at Harrogate College and Leeds Metropolitan University. She has worked as an EYP tutor / assessor since the pilot phase in 2006 and has a particular research interest in the development of the EYP role.
Leadership of practice: the role of the Early Years ProfessionalLeadership in the Early Years: a review of the literatureLeadership of equality practiceLeadership of reflective practicePedagogical leadershipThe leader of practice as an agent of changeLeading in partnership with parents and colleaguesLeading practice in a multi-professional contextContinuing professional development