Through practical activities and case studies, the authors provide you with straight forward guidelines for implementing the statutory requirements and developing your practice. The book covers the main outline of the document, providing a discussion for the themes and rational as well as making links to current research, theory and practice.
The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners is a comprehensive and accessible course text for all students studying at levels 4 and 5, including on Foundation Degrees and Early Childhood Studies degrees. Designed and written by the Chair of the SEFDEY (Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years) Network and a team of expert contributors, this book covers the essential skills, knowledge and understanding you need to become an inspiring and effective early years practitioner. Divided into four parts: The Student-Practitioner-Professional; The Learning and Development of Children 0-5; The Child, Family and Society; and The Senior Practitioner-Professional, the book covers all aspects of working with young children and engages you with theory that is explicitly linked to your practice. Throughout there is a strong emphasis on supporting your transition to undergraduate study, developing your academic skills and encouraging you to be an active learner. In every chapter, the book seeks to help you develop your professional identity and features: Activities to help you to reflect on your own practice ‘Provocations’ to promote discussion and debate Case study examples and photographs to illustrate key points ‘From Research to Practice’ boxes outlining key research in the field and implications for practice. The book is supported by a companion website featuring, for students, links to useful websites and video material, and an interactive flashcard glossary. Online support for lecturers includes ideas for tasks and activities to use in class and the diagrams and images in the book available to download.
This accessible guide to child development is for students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines and for early years practitioners. *Introduces the context of child development *Develops an understanding of development and of how early years practitioners can support this *Explores the biological/social debate, and the importance of holistic development *Examines factors affecting development and includes a chapter on reflective practice *Considers the complexity of children′s development and argues that is is not always a straight forward progression This fifth edition: *is updated in line with the new EYFS and the updated Development Matters; *is updated to include child development learning from 0-8 *includes up-to-date guidance on assessment processes in the Early Years; *includes a new section with key knowledge on well known theories of child development.
Developing Professional Practice 0-7 provides a thoroughly comprehensive and cutting edge guide to developing the understanding and practical skills necessary for working within early years education. The new edition is fully updated for the revised Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. The updated edition covers all core topics associated with developing effective professional practice, including leadership and management, personalised learning and continuing professional development. There is also a strong focus on parent/carer engagement, setting accountability for the lowest attaining groups, the parent/carer and child voice in education, transition, SEND reform, early intervention, and developing leadership at all levels including as a business model. Readers can explore in-depth issues, and take ownership of them, by applying theory to real practice in schools and early years settings. Chapter contents are directly linked to the Early Years Teacher Standards, providing a clear understanding of how the content relates to competencies and allowing readers to reflect critically on best practice. Discussion points and case studies further connect theory to practice and offer a genuinely accessible and engaging introduction to supporting the education of babies, toddlers and young children. This vibrant, dynamic and interactive approach uses examples of real practice, along with a range of additional features tailored to support the reader in developing their knowledge, skills and understanding. Developing Professional Practice 0-7 is essential reading for anyone training to work in the early years, and an invaluable resource for all those already in the early stages of their careers.
Childhood and youth have become increasingly important topics across a range of disciplines, professions, and studies, and The Short Guide to Working with Children and Young People is an accessible introduction to the main concepts and policies surrounding them. Surveying the key theoretical perspectives of child and youth studies, it prepares readers with new ways of thinking about working with children and young people. Clear, concise, and accessible, it allows students to make more informed choices about their career pathways.
'A clear, helpful and refreshingly honest book which explains SEND from top to bottom. I would highly recommend this book' - Kim Griffin, Occupational Therapist, GriffinOT, @Griffin_OT This book is designed to give every Early Years practitioner the confidence to support children with special educational needs and disabilities. It covers how to define SEND and use inclusive language, how to build and implement inclusion policies and communicate these to parents and carers, how to prepare for transition, and much more. With a whole-team approach and commitment from both practitioners and key persons as well as SENDCos, Kerry Murphy strongly believes we have the potential to create truly inclusive Early Years settings. A Guide to SEND in the Early Years dispels common myths around SEND and offers clear, concise and practical ways to translate theory into practice, overcome challenges and support children with SEND. Written by an experienced Early Years consultant and inclusion specialist, there are tried-and-tested tips, case studies, activities and reflective questions. Focussing on the importance of teamwork and sharing responsibilities, this book is perfect for any Early Years practitioner looking to improve their understanding of SEND and develop their teaching with every child in mind.
A coordinated and comprehensive volume of international research on this subject edited by members of the well-established European Early Childhood Education Research Association Outdoor Play and Learning SIG (OPAL).
This book introduces trainees and newly qualified teachers to the teaching of history in primary schools, and covers key concepts, skills and knowledge for the history curriculum at Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2. Contents include planning, teaching and learning strategies, assessment, reflection and evaluation, as well as a range of practical ideas for classroom activities and cross-curricular themes. Each chapter is underpinned by national and international research; also included are links to important themes such as citizenship, out-of-school learning, sustainability, diversity and inclusive practice. Throughout, content is related to new initiatives such as Every Child Matters and Excellence and Enjoyment.
This book is a practical guide to implementing the Intensive Interaction Approach in a school setting and provides essential technical support to teachers and practitioners from nursery to Post-16 who want to embed it into their classroom practice. Geared mainly towards supporting children with communication and social-communication difficulties arising from autism or learning difficulties, the principles apply equally to students of all levels of cognitive ability who struggle with social situations and emotional or sensory regulation. The Intensive Interaction Classroom Guide brings together contributions from experienced teachers, teaching assistants, and headteachers, who reflect on their practice and share practical tips to facilitate social-communication development within a nurturing classroom environment. Offering practical advice on curriculum and pedagogy and drawing on case studies, authors address key themes on a practical level, while grounding their discussions theoretically and methodologically. Filled with practical advice and techniques, this book will be essential to anyone working in classroom settings with students who experience social-communication difficulties or need a nurturing approach to emotional well-being.