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Leadership and Management in Early Years Services 5 will be unwelcome and not trusting the teachers as well negative practitioner’s attitudes of not listening and valuing the parents' views of the child. Other challenges include parents who are not confident in the face of professional expertise. Moreover, the practitioners may be lacking confidence in communicating or talking with the parents, and they may be unable to express the educational approach effectively. The responsibility of Management in Dealing with These Challenges Leaders and managers in an organization have the mandate and responsibilities which involves the improving and raising standards as the like the quality of the services offered by settings through evaluations that are self-centered. Markedly, they do this by the inspection of the premises and the services provided by these premises. A part of their leadership involves review, which includes the looking at the entire administration in the early childhood setting and using the government advice for the rating of the standards of leaders within the background. It is important to note that a successful running of the early childhood care setting needs an individual who portrays both leadership and management skills (Mullins 2013). The management skills are deemed to include the necessity to ensure things is done routinely and continuously. On the other hand, leadership skills involve the ability to influence other stakeholders to meet the organization goals because they want to do it. Markedly, a combination of skills is required for the effectiveness of operations of a nursery setting and for it to meet the government expectations while ensuring they carry out with their daily routine effectively. Accordingly, effective teamwork is also necessary as it can have a positive effect on the daily routines in the ECCE. Notably, the quality of service in the setting will not be compromised if the all the
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Leadership and Management in Early Years Services 6 stakeholders in the team have a common focus and they engage in self-evaluation and a professional reflection of the quality of service that they offer (Wheeler & Connor 2006). Effective leaders are noted to be involved in working with their teams and examining their setting and reflections with a view of improvement and change. Significantly, the analysis of individuals actions and team actions, as well as politicizes and routines, are adequate for keeping the early years setting in moving forwards concerning their quality and services. Equally, the above aspects will help in analyzing whether the children's learning experiences are adequate to aid in the progress of the institution. It is also imperative to note that effective leadership needs people to be equipped with leadership and management qualities and skills (Robins & Callan 2008). The efficient and successful running of the early year’s settings needs leaders to have the ability to balance the factors of work, quality,
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  • Spring '16
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