Released on 2017-12-14Categories Education

Promoting Emotional Wellbeing in Early Years Staff

Promoting Emotional Wellbeing in Early Years Staff

Author: Sonia Mainstone-Cotton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784506568

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Though children's wellbeing is high on the agenda for policy makers, the welfare of the professionals looking after them is often taken for granted. Sonia Mainstone-Cotton recognises that in order to enhance children's emotional wellbeing, it's vital that early years professionals are stress-free and emotionally well themselves. This is the first guide of its kind, offering succinct and practical guidance, tips and ideas for those working with young children on how to comfortably manage the pressures of their job, improve their work/life balance, and support the wellbeing of their colleagues. Easy to dip in and out of, this guide is an essential item for any early years staff room.
Released on 2022-05-04Categories Education

A Guide to Mental Health for Early Years Educators

A Guide to Mental Health for Early Years Educators

Author: Kate Moxley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000576078

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 467

This practical and accessible guide tackles the challenges that busy childcare educators face with their mental health in what is a wonderful, rewarding, but often exhausting role. Drawing from "day-in-the-life" experiences and case studies, this book sets out high-quality staff wellbeing practices that can revolutionise the way childcare practitioners approach their job and their own health. Chapters guide the reader through a process of reflection and development, encouraging and empowering them to create a workplace culture that positively contributes to their personal wellbeing. This book: • Focuses on the realities of Early Years education, combining the author's lived experience with examples of real-life practice. • Encourages educators to think and feel positively about themselves; to identify the individual skills, strengths and talents they bring to their work. • Can be used individually or collaboratively by team members, with guidance on creating a positive workplace culture with a shared vision, core values and beliefs. Essential reading for anybody who finds that the job they love can sometimes leave them feeling worn out, stressed and depleted, this book has been written to enrich the lives of all training and practising Early Years Educators.
Released on 2020-12-21Categories Education

Supporting Staff Mental Health in Your School

Supporting Staff Mental Health in Your School

Author: Amy Sayer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781787754645

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 167

This is an accessible guide for schools explaining how to implement effective techniques to improve staff mental health. Drawing on case studies from years of experience supporting staff mental health, Amy Sayer introduces inexpensive, practical and realistic strategies that schools can implement to ensure the mental wellbeing of teaching staff. This book provides steps to ensure that self-care and family time do not slip under the radar in the face of increasing pressure and limited resources. From providing adequate staff room facilities to ensuring that teachers can set clear boundaries around weekends and break times, these ideas create and foster a culture of openness around mental health and help teachers to re-discover their love of teaching.
Released on 2019-04-18Categories Education

Listening to Young Children in Early Years Settings

Listening to Young Children in Early Years Settings

Author: Sonia Mainstone-Cotton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784508555

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 874

It is widely accepted that listening to and involving children in decisions about their care, learning and development can significantly improve the quality of early years provision. This book gives practical guidance on how to do this effectively. Starting with a discussion about why we listen to children and the policies around this, the book explains how we can involve children in decision-making that is appropriate to their age and level of understanding. Packed full of examples and ideas that can be easily applied in practice, it covers how to listen to children's perspectives and involve them in staff recruitment and appraisals, classroom design, assessment processes for social services and EHC plans, and much more.
Released on 2018-03-21Categories Education

Storytelling and Story-Reading in Early Years

Storytelling and Story-Reading in Early Years

Author: Mary Medlicott

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784506049

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 179

When a practitioner can tell and read stories well, it is proven to significantly improve young children's early communication and literacy. In this easy-to-read and essential guide, storytelling trainer Mary Medlicott gives professionals the tools to get the best out of oral storytelling and story-reading sessions, with management, performance and language techniques. Included are examples of stories and post-story activities that are most successful with children of ages 2 to 5. Medlicott shows how to prepare for the session, spark children's imagination with props, voices and facial expressions, and encourage empathy with thoughtful use of language and variety. Importantly, she gives practical advice on how to cater for all learning needs, such as children with hearing impairment or learning difficulties, and children who are learning English as a second language.
Released on 2022-10-17Categories Education

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Teaching Early Years

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Teaching Early Years

Author: Lorna Williams

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781915080141

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Aimed at all beginning teachers involved in early years teaching. This text looks at the unique role of the early years teacher and outlines how you can support the development of children as unique individuals through an enabling environment, building success through effective relationships, outstanding provision and purposeful assessment. It encourages you to think about your own development in a holistic sense in order to promote outstanding professional practice. The Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers provide accessible, carefully researched, quick reads for early career teachers, covering the key topics you will encounter during your training year and first two years of teaching. They complement and are fully in line with the new Early Career Framework and are intended to assist ongoing professional development by bringing together current information and thinking on each area in one convenient place.
Released on 2019-06-21Categories Education

Positive Body Image in the Early Years

Positive Body Image in the Early Years

Author: Ruth MacConville

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784508364

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 600

Promote positive body image, build self-esteem and tackle body confidence issues in young children with this practical guide. Over a quarter of childcare professionals have seen body confidence issues in children aged 3-5 years old. This book explains how body image develops, highlights the warning signs of body dissatisfaction in children and provides guidance for early years practitioners on how to safeguard positive body image by building self-esteem and resilience. It also provides practical guidance and ideas for supporting healthy habits in children and creating bias-free settings.
Released on 2018-07-19Categories Education

Create, Perform, Teach!

Create, Perform, Teach!

Author: Nikky Smedley

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784507992

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 930

Using creative and performative methods is central to engaging children in fun and inspiring learning. This hands-on guide provides activities, quick tips and advice for developing performance and creative skills to support delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Each chapter focuses on a particular method, including storytelling, role play, puppetry, sensory play, music and dance, and gives practitioners the confidence to develop and use these skills in their teaching. The book reveals how each method can be used to support key developmental aspects, such as language and communication, physical development and movement, listening and attention, and managing feelings.
Released on 2018-11-21Categories Education

Men in Early Years Settings

Men in Early Years Settings

Author: David Wright

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784505066

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 464

Silver Award Winner at the Nursery World Equipment & Resources Awards 2019 This book explores the role of male professionals in early years settings and provides guidance for early years practitioners, managers and policy makers on building a more mixed-gender workforce by successfully attracting, recruiting, retaining and developing men in their teams. Men make up less than 2% of the early years workforce in England. This book considers the reasons for the current situation, asks whether there is a case for change and suggests ways of achieving a more mixed-gender early years workforce. The voices of male and female practitioners, providers and parents help to illustrate the barriers to men entering and successfully working in the sector, whilst also suggesting ways these barriers can be broken down.
Released on 2017-12-14Categories Psychology

Helping Children Develop a Positive Relationship with Food

Helping Children Develop a Positive Relationship with Food

Author: Jo Cormack

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784504861

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 377

This simple, insightful resource explains how to help children develop a healthy relationship with food. Giving practical guidance on how to support lasting positive eating behaviours in children, it includes valuable information and advice about how to resolve issues including fussy eating, obesity, and special needs related feeding difficulties.
Released on 2020-05-21Categories Education

Supporting Young Children Through Change and Everyday Transitions

Supporting Young Children Through Change and Everyday Transitions

Author: Sonia Mainstone-Cotton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781787751590

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 565

Explaining the importance of supporting children through change for their wellbeing and social and emotional development, this practical guide gives early years practitioners and parents the tools to help children cope with change and everyday transitions. The book looks at different types of change that children can encounter, such as moving homes, new siblings, starting school, bereavement and divorce, and gives advice on best practice for early years practitioners and parents. With ideas and activities that can easily be implemented, this book is the ultimate handbook for supporting young children through changes big and small.
Released on 2018-02-21Categories Education

School Readiness and the Characteristics of Effective Learning

School Readiness and the Characteristics of Effective Learning

Author: Tamsin Grimmer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784504465

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 500

This guide to understanding school readiness in young children is essential reading for early years practitioners. It explores the concept of school readiness by unpicking what the term means for children and how we can define it in the context of the characteristics of effective learning. This includes ideas for promoting playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. The book also considers how we can ensure schools are ready to receive children and suggests ways in which preschools and nurseries can work collaboratively with schools and engage parents and carers to ensure a smooth transition.