International Journal of Educational Management: Volume 9 Issue 3


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Nursery education: what is it for?

Helen Penn

Sets the context for this special issue focusing on nurseryeducation. Discusses the way in which nursery education relates to othertypes of early childhood services.


Instigating change in the early years: financial management implications

Gillian Alexander

Kirklees Early Years Services encompasses all early childhoodservices from nursery education, day nurseries, and regulation andsupport of the private and voluntary sector ‚Ä…


Is it possible to exert influence as a practitioner?

Margy Whalley

Reflects on the experiences of trying to manage a radicalinitiative in a traditional organizational setting as co‚Äźordinator atPen Green Nursery Centre, which has tried to…


The limits of co‚Äźordination as a strategy

Sue Owen

Looks at the author‚Ä≤s work as a co‚Äźordinator of early yearsservices in an authority which has not integrated care and educationprovision. Her job is to liaise between the…


The politicians′ view

Liz Singleton, Lucy Craig

Complements the other perspectives that have been put forward aboutthe development of services to under fives. The two councillorsinterviewed are in many ways typical ‚Äď they have…


Changing expectations

Helen Penn

The articles in this issue have highlighted some of the confusionssurrounding early years services. The consensus seems to be thatproviding more nursery education is not a…

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