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By Julie Smarteducational writer

Many nursery managers have had careers in childcare not management, but business and leadership skills are more important than ever in these challenging times

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Nursery managers

In the drive to recruit a professional Early Years workforce that is skilled and qualified, nursery managers seem to have been forgotten.

‘With all the focus on graduate-led settings it is only just emerging that staff and business management is an issue’, says Pat Townshend, training manager with the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

One of the biggest problems is funding. It’s usually down to the setting – but often the individual concerned – to pay.

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