Released on 2021-06-30Categories Education

Supporting Children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs in the Early Years

Supporting Children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs in the Early Years

Author: Sonia Mainstone-Cotton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000398922

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 546

This accessible book offers essential guidance and practical ideas for Early Years staff to support children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. It draws upon a wealth of experiences and insights to explore what SEMH is, why children may have SEMH needs, and what this can look like, giving practitioners the confidence they need to understand early signals and signs. Chapters share practical tools, activities and strategies, exploring topics that include: environment routines and transitions sensory experiences feelings and emotions the role of the adult. A range of case studies and resource suggestions are woven throughout, bringing the theory alive with first-hand advice from a variety of professionals, including educational psychologists, play therapists and Forest School specialists. This book is a refreshing and practical guide, and an essential read for all Early Years practitioners looking to cultivate a supportive and compassionate environment.
Released on 2019-10-28Categories Education

Supporting Mental Health in Primary and Early Years

Supporting Mental Health in Primary and Early Years

Author: Jonathan Glazzard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526482754

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 726

Emphasising not just mental health needs, but also the importance of creating a culture of inclusion for all pupils so that all pupils develop high self-esteem, emotional intelligence, social confidence and resilience, this book provides: an introduction to key theories that relate to mental health; an overview of the current context in relation to mental health in schools; guidance on the identification of pupils with mental health needs; evidence-based research on interventions to support pupils with mental health needs; an assessment tool which will support teachers in identifying needs and planning subsequent interventions; case studies of practice from a primary school and early years setting. Based on action research which has been implemented in a primary school, this important text is valuable reading for students on teacher training courses, and practising primary school teachers.
Released on 2022-04-18Categories Education

Supporting Behaviour and Emotions in the Early Years

Supporting Behaviour and Emotions in the Early Years

Author: Tamsin Grimmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000555295

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 599

Have you ever wondered why children behave the way they do or why they can become overwhelmed with emotions so quickly? This practical resource has been created to help educators effectively support their children’s behaviour and better understand their emotions. The book focuses on the idea that all behaviour is a form of communication and explores central areas such as self-regulation and attachment, offering strategies that can be used to support challenging behaviour. Each chapter includes examples of practice, reflective questions and an activity for the reader to help consolidate their learning and encourage them to become ‘behaviour detectives’. Key topics discussed include: • Attachment theory, adverse childhood experiences and the importance of feeling safe and secure in the home and setting. • Characteristics of children during conflict situations or moments of challenging behaviour. • Developmentally appropriate expectations for children, and why it is vital that expectations are realistic. • Emotion coaching and the significance of acknowledging and validating feelings. • Linking behaviour with schematic play. Written from first-hand experience and filled with practical advice as well as recommendations for further reading and resources, Supporting Behaviour and Emotions in the Early Years is an essential read for early years educators.
Released on 2022-06-30Categories Education

Challenges in Early Years and Primary Education

Challenges in Early Years and Primary Education

Author: Estelle Tarry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000591651

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 426

Challenges in Early Years and Primary Education focuses on the teaching and learning of children in early years and primary school settings and creates awareness and a deeper understanding of current and critical education issues such as wellbeing, global education, online teaching, and teaching and learning in a multicultural society. This book encourages the development of the underpinning knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning, recognising good mental health and the solid principles of working with children, families and other professionals. Through discussions on a range of interrelated factors that contribute to children’s development, and learning and progressive participation, expert contributors explore ways to respond to and ameliorate the effects of the pandemic and other possible challenges that education professionals and children might face in the future. Challenges in Early Years and Primary Education is ideal reading for educational practitioners including teachers and anyone working in aligned educational settings, as well as students in the field of early years and primary education.
Released on 2022-08-18Categories Education

Building Positive Relationships in the Early Years

Building Positive Relationships in the Early Years

Author: Jamel Carly Campbell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000624403

Category: Education

Page: 118

View: 434

In this unique and original book, Jamel Carly Campbell and Sonia Mainstone-Cotton come together to have an open and honest conversation about developing positive and responsive relationships in the early years. The book is divided into three main chapters – building positive relationships with children; with other professionals; and with families and the wider community – and each conversation explores a range of key themes, from building trust and listening to the voice of the child, to diversifying practice and creating a setting that represents the wider community. These discussions encourage the reader to consider the connections we make every day, to rethink and empower their practice, and to place a much higher value on their position as an early years advocate. With reflective questions included to allow the reader to think about their own practice, as well as suggested further reading to explore the themes in more depth, this engaging and accessible book is a must-read for all early years professionals – and, importantly, encourages every practitioner to begin new conversations of their own.
Released on 2019-05-13Categories Education

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Young Children 0-5 Years

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Young Children 0-5 Years

Author: Marie Potter

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781912508921

Category: Education

Page: 132

View: 325

The mental health of children is a current concern, and this applies even to the earliest years of a child’s life. This book supports trainees and practitioners working in early years contexts to understand the risk factors which can result in the development of mental health needs in children from birth to 5. It argues that high quality early years provision can mitigate against some of these risk factors and provides clear, evidence-informed guidance around government policy, transitions, attachment and working with parents or carers.
Released on 2017-04-28Categories Education

The Piper Model

The Piper Model

Author: Dennis Piper

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351705554

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 128

This book is intended to be both a practical evidence-based tool and an awareness-raising resource for teachers, teaching assistants, mentors and all adults who work with children and young people who present as 'extremely challenging' in the school context. In every school there are a small number of pupils, less than five percent, who take up more than fifty percent of the staff's time. This book provides school staff with an approach to personalised interventions that enable those children or young people to build life-long resilience skills.
Released on 2022-02-28Categories Education

Supporting the Wellbeing of Children with SEND

Supporting the Wellbeing of Children with SEND

Author: Kerry Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000528268

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 111

As an early years practitioner, you will educate and care for children with a range of developmental needs and differences. This essential book introduces you to a play-rich approach providing both universal and targeted ideas that will support social and emotional development and ensure that children feel safe, secure, and nurtured. Using the four broad areas of need as a guide, each accessible chapter positions wellbeing at the heart of an effective approach to inclusion and offers meaningful and responsive teaching practices that create a sense of belonging and acceptance. Founded in the latest research, the book presents key knowledge alongside ideas and activities to support wellbeing, which can be embedded into the child’s everyday experiences and adapted to meet their individual needs. This book offers: Evidence-based strategies and techniques that have a positive impact on the long-term social and emotional wellbeing of children with SEND. Guidance through the four broad areas of need, with a focus on play, learning, and developing an emotionally healthy early years environment. Examples of practice in action. Case studies, reflective questions, and activities that will upskill the reader and empower them in their role. Providing up to date, transferrable and essential knowledge on SEND in the early years, this is an essential resource for any practitioner looking to expand their repertoire and enrich the wellbeing of children with SEND.
Released on 2022-09-09Categories Education

Nurturing Self-Regulation in Early Childhood

Nurturing Self-Regulation in Early Childhood

Author: Tamsin Grimmer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000624502

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 283

Nurturing Self-Regulation in Early Childhood explores how young children develop self-regulation and offers practical guidance on helping them to manage their feelings and behaviour. It considers the skills, attitudes and dispositions children need to be able to self-regulate and how their wellbeing and self-esteem can affect their ability to do this. Grimmer and Geens show how schools and settings can adopt an ethos where self-regulation permeates their whole provision. Considering the broad and multifaceted nature of self-regulation and how this key area of development shapes children and their learning, the chapters cover: developing empathy emotion coaching the practitioner as a co-regulator executive function and the sense of self and wellbeing international approaches to promoting self-regulation the role of the adult and environment in encouraging skills for self-regulation working effectively with parents and carers to ensure a consistent approach With a focus on developmentally appropriate expectations, this book is essential reading for all early childhood educators who want to develop their understanding of self-regulation and embrace an approach that underpins their practice and changes children’s lives.
Released on 2015-11-18Categories Education

Health and Well-being in Early Childhood

Health and Well-being in Early Childhood

Author: Janet Rose

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473947702

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 687

The health and well-being of children is integral to learning and development but what does it actually mean in practice? This textbook draws on contemporary research on the brain and mind to provide an up-to-date overview of the central aspects of young children’s health and well-being – a key component of the revised EYFS curriculum. Critically engaging with a range of current debates, coverage includes early influences, such as relationships, attachment (attachment theory) and nutrition the role of the brain in health and well-being the enabling environment other issues affecting child development To support students with further reading, reflective and critical thinking it employs: case studies pointers for practice mindful moments discussion questions references to extra readings web links This current, critical and comprehensive course text will provide a solid foundation for students and practitioners on a wide range of early childhood courses, and empower them to support and nurture young children’s health and well-being.
Released on 2017-02-17Categories Education

Understanding Behaviour in Early Years Settings

Understanding Behaviour in Early Years Settings

Author: Hannah Mortimer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315308227

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 875

Everything we learn, every way we influence others and every relationship we form hangs around a complex interplay of behaviours, feelings and thoughts. This practical book explores the factors that influence children’s behaviour in the early years, enabling practitioners, parents and carers to develop a better understanding and become more intuitive and confident in supporting their development and learning in the first five years. Full of insights and strategies for supporting children when their behaviour gets in the way of learning and wellbeing, or when it is simply ‘different’ in some way, Understanding Behaviour in Early Years Settings demonstrates how practitioners can help children to feel secure, learn and explore while gaining an understanding of how to behave socially and appropriately towards others. Areas covered include building firm foundations and developing attachments; personal, social and emotional development; the language of feelings and behaviour; observing ‘problem’ behaviours and planning interventions; and supporting disability and special educational needs. Including case studies and thinking points in each chapter, this invaluable guide will help early years practitioners, teachers and students to develop their own knowledge, confidence and understanding when working with challenging behaviours.