The Outstanding Early Years Manager Online Course

12 Month Access Course

The Outstanding Early Years Manager Online Course

12 Month Access Course
Education form
12 months
Advancement level

Helping current and aspiring managers develop their leadership skills and build their knowledge-base. 

The fully online course will provide best practice guidance on being an effective manager and leader – including how to get the most out of your team and deliver high-quality education for all children in your care.

It will also explore current early years policy, changes and developments in the sector, and how the role of early years manager has evolved.

The course will provide practical support and strategies for managing your team, and will also help practitioners meet Ofsted’s Leadership and Management judgement criteria and reach outstanding.

The course is designed for flexible learning so you can fit it around your busy schedule, and with a year’s access you can learn at your own pace.

Video lessons
Access 24/7
How it works
SIGN UP: Sign up to get the access to all unique resources, lessons and tools that will help develop your role
10+ HOURS OF CONTENT: Each module contains videos, worksheets, checklists, step by step guides, which are regularly updated to ensure they remain current and practical
4 FULL MODULES: All of our expert led videos can be accessed separately so that you can come back to individual topics anytime you need

The modules

Module 1:
Early years management: your role and current sector outlook
An overview: current picture for early years public policy
Changes and developments within the early years sector
How has the role of the Early Years Manager evolved?
Achieving high standards of care and learning for all children
Module 2:
Effective staff management and support
Evaluating staff practice and driving continuous improvement
Best practice performance management
Employee engagement and motivation
Training and development: prioritising learning in your setting
Supporting staff mental health and wellbeing
Module 3:
Leading your setting: what makes a good leader?
Management vs leadership in early years
Leadership styles and new ways of leading
Developing your role and leadership skills
Strengthening team relationships and internal collaboration
Engaging with learners, parents and the community
Module 4:
Improving your setting: self-evaluation, effectiveness and sustainable change
Embedding continuous improvement processes into your setting
Evaluating your practice and identifying areas for improvement
Implementing improvement plans and reviewing impact
Effectively managing and sustaining change
Finance and budgets: getting more out of less

Course Content

Learning modules

Online learning modules
Online learning modules

Training videos
Training videos

Self-assessment tests
Self-assessment tests

Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Completion


Sue Cowley
Author, Presenter and Trainer
Sue Cowley is a writer, presenter, teacher educator and author of 30 books on education. After qualifying as an early years teacher with a first class BEd (Hons), she taught into primary and secondary schools and overseas. Sue’s international bestseller Getting the Buggers to Behave has been translated into ten languages and is a set text at many universities. Her best selling guide for NQTs How to Survive your First Year in Teaching has been in print for 20 years. Sue has written articles and columns for numerous education publications, including the TES, Teach Primary, Early Years Educator and Nursery World. She was a regular presenter on Teachers TV and has featured in numerous education videos. She now works internationally as a teacher trainer and presenter. Sue has been part of the management team at her local preschool for the last ten years, and over that time has helped the setting move from a ‘Satisfactory’ Ofsted grading to an ‘Outstanding’ one. Her latest books are The Ultimate Guide to Differentiation and The Ultimate Guide to Mark Making in the Early Years published by Bloomsbury.

Outstanding Early Years Manager

The Outstanding Early Years Manager Online Course
The fully online course is delivered via our specialist learning platform UNIQSKILLS.
Each module will consist of training videos, written materials and a test at the end to check your learning.
The course is designed for independent, flexible learning so you can learn at your own pace, in your own time.

Contact us

tel. 020 8243 8704