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Leading And Supporting Early Years Teams

Author : Deborah Price
ISBN : 9781317695745
Genre : Education
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How a staff team works together and how effective and cohesive they are impacts significantly on the children that they care for as well as having implications for the general early years practice and the success of the business of the setting. Drawing together theory and practice this book provides comprehensive guidance on recruiting, supervising and leading an early years team in line with the most recent national guidance. Focusing on all aspects of leading and supporting a team, the book aims to inspire managers and increase their confidence. It looks at the day-to-day demands of running a setting and the reflective thinking that is needed to establish a vision for a team. The authors consider the skills needed to lead and support a team and offers practical guidance on: recruitment, induction, ongoing staff training and supervision disciplinary processes including handling difficult conversations, refocusing a team after a critical incident staff relationships with parents and other professionals involving the team in problem solving and implementing change engaging with the community how to get support for yourself as a manager This book will be invaluable support for both new and experienced managers wanting to establish a cohesive and dynamic staff team and provide outstanding childcare provision.

The Early Years Teacher S Book

Author : Leonie Abrahamson
ISBN : 9781526450777
Genre : Education
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This book guides you through what you need to know about Early Years Teacher Status step-by-step. It explains how you can work to meet each of the Standards and assessment requirements. The author addresses trainees’ common concerns about early years practice and study skills and meeting EYTS requirements and gives many examples of the strategies that trainees found most helpful. Each chapter explores each aspect of every Standard and indicator, with notes on theory, practical tips, case studies, activities and suggestions for further reading. This book helps you to: • understand all aspects of each Standard and indicator; • link your practice to the Standards; • understand the assessment requirements and how to strengthen your evidence; • plan and track your evidence; • complete your written assignments and create your portfolio with confidence; • develop the skills needed to take on a leadership role. This Second edition has been updated to include new guidance on Standard 7 around the Prevent Agenda and the work of Channel. The text is also updated to include information on the 'Integrated review' at age 2.

A Practical Guide To Gender Diversity And Sexuality In Early Years

Author : Deborah Price
ISBN : 9781784505943
Genre : Psychology
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Aiding discussion of gender diversity and sexuality with very young children, this practical guide helps practitioners explore these themes in early years settings. Promoting and extending current good practice, the book offers advice and activities that will support children in discovering their identity and also demonstrates how to work with parents. This guide presents a background to gender theory alongside examples and case studies, showing that activities and settings can work together for children to recognise their full potential in a supportive environment. This book addresses a wide variety of topics such as staff training and team management, how to support and promote men working in childcare, transgender issues and ways practice can be challenged, to give those working with young children a great foundation for teaching about diversity. Proposing aims that early years practitioners can work towards and providing practical ideas to take directly in to the workplace, this hands-on guide sets out to create and encourage outstanding practice for all professionals teaching young children.

Virtual Team Success

Author : Richard Lepsinger
ISBN : 0470872411
Genre : Business & Economics
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Praise for Virtual Team Success "There's no school for this yet, but when the first is established, Virtual Team Success: A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance will certainly be the core curriculum." —Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps, CEO and co-founders, NetAge "Virtual Team Success is a must have for anyone managing geographically-dispersed teams. DeRosa and Lepsinger bring experience and credentials to guide us all through the labyrinth of problems that so often derail virtual teams. As our global businesses become increasingly complex, I can't imagine a more timely or better resource." —Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar, vice president, talent management, The Gap "For global teams that want to be top-performing, Virtual Team Success should be their team handbook. It's loaded with tools, checklists, models, and practical recommendations for working and leading from a distance. This is the kind of book virtual teams really need to be successful. I've been waiting for a book like this and look forward to recommending it as a resource that can help improve the performance of our teams!" —Kathleen McGuire, manager organizational development, Bayer Healthcare HR Global Leadership Development "Virtual teams are intended to make optimal use of expertise spread across the world, but performance excellence is the exception and mediocrity the rule. After extensive and careful study of real teams, DeRosa and Lepsinger have captured essential information, principles of operation, and tools in a highly readable volume that can help thoughtful readers elevate the performance of the teams significantly. The practical focus, collection of techniques and tools, and "how to" tips provide an essential foundation for anyone with virtual team responsibility. The organization of the book centered around challenges, differentiators, and lessons will facilitate finding answers to any problem the team faces. The RAMP model makes it easy to focus on what's important in enabling top performance." —Mike Beyerlein, professor, Organizational Leadership, Purdue University

Effective Leadership And Management In The Early Years

Author : Moyles
ISBN : 9780335230051
Genre : Education
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'Effective Leadership and Management in the Early Years ... is the best analysis of leadership and management that I have come across. It is a highly practical tool and a resource that will enable early years practitioners at different stages of professional development to explore, understand, rate and develop their leadership and management expertise.' Jillian Rodd, Educational and Developmental Psychologist There has recently been an unprecedented focus on early years care and education, particularly on the impact of the various adults who work and play with children in the birth to five/six-years age range. Staff in early years settings have had to adapt to many changes and demands, locally and nationally, from local authorities and national government, and none more so than those who suddenly find themselves in a leadership and management role in increasingly complex small early years businesses and settings, often without formal training or qualifications. The book is unique in providing not only a thorough analysis of the leader and manager's role and presenting it as a typology, but also in offering a clear and in-depth view of that role. It also presents ways in which the leader and manager can undertake self-evaluation or work alongside a peer to understand their own strengths and challenges more readily. The book conceptualises effective leadership and management as a tree, with the four key 'branches' of effective leadership and management defined as: Leaderships Qualities Management Skills Professional Attributes Personal Characteristics and Attitudes Effective Leadership and Management in the Early Years is an essential tool for all those who lead and manage within early years settings, which they can use for evaluating their effectiveness.

Leadership And Management In The Early Years

Author : Jane Cook
ISBN : 1907241426
Genre : Early childhood education
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This book has been written for all leaders and aspiring leaders with responsibility for improving the quality of early years settings. It brings together current research and effective practice to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to: motivate and get the best from your team; identify and develop your personal leadership style; clarify your vision for quality and set realistic but challenging goals; understand anf=d manage change positively; solve problems creatively.

Managing Staff In Early Years Settings

Author : Ann Langston
ISBN : 9781134694860
Genre : Education
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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.

Encouraging Positive Behaviour In The Early Years

Author : Collette Drifte
ISBN : 9781446242537
Genre : Education
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Includes CD-Rom 'The book successfully bridges the gap between theory and practice, presenting essential background information and knowledge in an easy to understand way' - Early Years Update 'The whole book would be useful as a refresher course to enable practitioners who do not come across significant behaviour problems on a regular basis in the course of their work. It is a well resourced book that will also assist newly qualified practitioners/Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators to undertake and understand the importance of IEP/Behaviour plans and issues' - Early Years Online 'As Early Years settings now include more children with difficult behaviour, this publication is to be welcomed. It will be invaluable in supporting professionals to manage all young children who display difficult behaivour and in particular, those with special educational needs. The author provides some really useful suggestions, practical strategies and case studies on encouraging positive behaviour in a clear, easy to follow format. The resources on the accompanying CD-Rom will be useful in supporting settings to develop policies and practice and in the training and development of staff' - Jan Morrison, Independent Consultant and Trainer This exciting new edition of a much-loved book offers the reader the following new elements: - a CD-Rom with lots of downloadable resources including self-audits for settings, letters to parents, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Play Plans, quizzes and crosswords - coverage of new legislation and initiatives, such as the Early Years Foundation Stage and Every Child Matters - new case studies - guidance on how to plan, write and review Play Plans, with examples provided Covering the 3 to 8 age range, this book is full of practical strategies, good advice and clear and helpful suggestions. It will help you encourage good behaviour from every child in your setting, and is particularly strong on suggesting ways to support children with special educational needs. Collette Drifte is a Freelance Writer and Educational Consultant based in Northumberland; she worked previously as a teacher and Deputy Head for many years.

Successful Early Years Ofsted Inspections

Author : Julian Grenier
ISBN : 9781473994461
Genre : Education
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Shortlisted for Best Professional Book by Nursery World Awards 2017! The stakes have never been higher: Ofsted have a new, tougher inspection framework for the early years. If you are judged to be less than good, you risk losing funding for places. A reputation that took years to build can vanish overnight. But instead of hiding behind the “Ofsted monster” to get things done, Early Years expert Julian Grenier argues that it’s time to do what’s right for children and families, and build long-lasting and effective provision. Completely up to date with Ofsted’s new Common Inspection Framework and avoiding a ‘tick-box’ approach to preparation, Julian focuses on the importance of developing your provision and your team up to and beyond inspection day. It is accompanied by easy-to-use time-saving pro formas and self-reflective documents that can be downloaded online for free. This book is ideal for head teachers, senior leaders, EYFS co-ordinators, nursery managers and Early Years practitioners. “We had our Ofsted Inspection on May 31st and achieved an Outstanding grade which we are very proud of, as you might imagine! I used Successful Early Years Ofsted Inspections to focus my thoughts when preparing for the inspection and I am sure it was a contributory factor in our grade.” -Wendy Taylor, Nursery Manager, Acorns Nursery Julian Grenier will be discussing ideas from Successful Early Years Oftsed Inspections in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.

Change Leadership

Author : Tony Wagner
ISBN : 9781118429518
Genre : Education
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The Change Leadership Group at the Harvard School of Education has, through its work with educators, developed a thoughtful approach to the transformation of schools in the face of increasing demands for accountability. This book brings the work of the Change Leadership Group to a broader audience, providing a framework to analyze the work of school change and exercises that guide educators through the development of their practice as agents of change. It exemplifies a new and powerful approach to leadership in schools.

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