As an early years manager, especially if you are new to the role, it is important that you seek support and keep your CPD up to date. Being a manager is more than about knowing where everything is or assigning duties fairly. Being a manager in the early years requires good leadership skills, which includes:
- Good communication skills
- Being able to mediate
- Being organised
- Having a pro-active attitude
- Being one of the team and not above it
It is your job to make sure that the team you are responsible for is doing their best for every child in their care and knowing where extra support or training is needed.
It’s not easy, especially if you are an ‘accidental’ manager that took on the role when no one else wanted to.
There is a free guide available: Top Tips for Early Years Managers. This ebook focuses on your team.
It was written by Catherine Lyon: “Having owned and run four settings with over 50 staff, I hope my tactics might help you!“