Leading and Managing in the Early Years by Carol Aubrey

A Revised and updated edition which now includes:

  • New chapters on private day care and reflective practice and action research
  • More information around reflective practice and reflective leadership skills
  • More on EYPS as well as integrated centre leadership
  • Practical suggestions for working with resistant groups and individuals.

Reflective practice is an important part of any managers role and therefore reflective leadership skills should also be a priority for managers.  With this focus we reviewed the second edition of Leading and Managing in the Early Years which explores and integrates leadership and management practice with a real understanding of early years settings.

Carol Aubrey investigates different concepts and characteristics of Early Childhood (EC) leadership as well as the roles and responsibilities of EC leaders. She also explores the types of leadership programmes or development which are needed to maximise the effectiveness of EC leaders.

Carol Aubrey is Emeritus Professor of Early Childhood in the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick. She trained as a primary school teacher and then as an educational psychologist. Later, she spent a number of years in primary teacher education with a particular focus on the early years, first at University College Cardiff and then at the University of Durham where she directed the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (Primary) and for a time was Deputy Director of the School. Thereafter, from 2001, she worked at Canterbury Christ Church University where she led the Centre for International Studies in Early Childhood (CISEC). Her research interests lie in the area of the policy to practice context of early childhood care and education in national and international contexts, early learning and development, with a particular interest in early mathematics and inclusion/special educational needs. She has been convener of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Special Interest Group for Early Childhood Care and Education and a member of the BERA Executive Council from 2004 to 2007. She was UK editor for Journal of Early Childhood Research from 2003-2009.