Nursery leadership and management training

Become an outstanding leader at your nursery.

Course details

Duration: Full day, also available as an open course.
Who should attend: Owners and Managers
Level: Intermediate

Please note this course is for experienced managers. For those new to management, please see our course, Effective Team Leadership.

What will I learn?

The aim of this course is to equip you with the leadership and management skills needed to raise your setting’s practice to outstanding levels.

Key course topics:

  • Managing, influencing and leading your team
  • Identifying improvements you can make to your setting
  • Creating a vision and setting goals
  • Ofsted judgements of leadership and management according to the Early Years Inspection Handbook 2019
  • Working well as a team.

​​This course has been updated with new sections on:

  • Love-based leadership approach*
  • Conflict resolution
  • Leading team meetings.
 *The love-based leadership approach is based on contemporary research from the University of Lapland, Finland, and offers a fresh approach to leadership, incorporating the emotional aspects of developing a strong team.


Prices are based on up to 16 delegates (we recommend 10 as a minimum). A small extra charge applies for extra delegates. You will receive a certificate of attendance to demonstrate your ongoing professional development.

  Weekday  Saturday 
   Full Day   Full Day 
NDNA Member   £699  £765
Non-member  £806  £885

Find out more:

For more information contact our training team by calling 01484 40 70 70 or email

"The training in Leadership and Management went really well. Our staff felt that it gave them much more confidence in their leadership.

The speaker's knowledge and experience was valued by all the people I spoke to." 
- Alison Dyke, Director, Nature Trails Ltd.