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The Key Person Approach

Author : Jennie Lindon
ISBN : 9781907241680
Genre : Education
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How to set up and ensure that a key person approach works in practice. Covering common issues; from working with parents, to supporting transitions, and providing for the emotional wellbeing of young children. This book offers practical advice on: the importance of attachment for children's emotional well being, implications for early years practitioners and the need for a key person system in group settings, details of the role of key person for children and families, dealing with uncertainty about how the key person system should work and how managers can support practitioners in their key person role.

Developing Attachment In Early Years Settings

Author : Veronica Read
ISBN : 9781317746034
Genre : Education
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Providing an accessible introduction to attachment thinking, this practical book offers early years practitioners’ advice on translating attachment principles into practice in their settings. It clearly explains how knowledge about attachment theory underpins everyday practice and highlights the crucial role of secure attachments in young children’s learning and development. Developing Attachments in Early Years Settings examines the importance of emotional‚ ‘holding’ and the nurturing of individual relationships within group childcare. The book aims to help you make a real difference to young children’s sense of self and emotional security by being ‘tuned in’, available, responsive and consistent. With a strong focus on facilitating secure attachments from the beginning and guidance on how to observe young children effectively, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to include: How to make a positive contribution to good practice for Government funded 2 year olds A new chapter on the Emotional Environment and the Developing Brain Expansion of material on the importance of the outdoors, as well as Nurture group practice Additional material about working in partnership with parents and developing positive relationships Each chapter includes a personal reflection exercise and a positive contribution to good practice section. With its accessible approach, this book is essential reading for both practitioners and students looking for guidance on how to nurture secondary attachment relationships in group care settings.

Parents As Partners

Author : Jennie Lindon
ISBN : 9781907241666
Genre : Education
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It is a widely acknowledged fact that if parents are involved in their child's early learning there is a positive impact on development and later school achievement. This title looks at how to build a positive relationship with the parents of children in your care, whether you work in a group or home setting. This book offers practical advice on: how to set up and maintain a respectful relationship with parents, what the EYFS expects of practitioners, how to encourage parental involvement, how to include fathers as well as mothers and working with hard-to-reach parents.

The Early Years Handbook For Students And Practitioners

Author : Lyn Trodd
ISBN : 9781317680727
Genre : Education
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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.

Bringing The Montessori Approach To Your Early Years Practice

Author : Barbara Isaacs
ISBN : 9781136964848
Genre : Education
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This easy-to-read series provides an introduction to some of the most important early years philosophies and shows how they can be incorporated into your setting. Each book provides: an outline of the background to the approach clear explanations of the relevance to contemporary thinking suggestions to help you to plan a successful learning environment examples of what the individual approach can look like in practice. These convenient guides are essential to early years practitioners, students and parents who wish to fully understand what each approach means to their setting and children. Have you ever wondered what the Montessori approach is all about and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? In this book Barbara Isaacs explains how the Montessori approach works and provides examples from schools and nurseries implementing Montessori principles. It includes guidance on planning and assessment methods and practical activities for practitioners to try. This new edition has been fully updated to include: the role of the Montessori practitioner an explanation of Montessori classroom management links to the key commitments of the EYFS and what they mean in Montessori settings examples to show how the six areas of learning and development in the EYFS are supported by Montessori learning materials. This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Montessori approach means to their setting and children.

Successful Placements In Early Years Settings

Author : Jo Basford
ISBN : 1844457427
Genre : Education
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Students on Early Years placements face many challenges, from understanding the Early Years Foundation Stage, to coping with the immediate needs of individual children. This accessible guide begins by examining the diverse range of Early Years settings and how to prepare for placements. It goes on to look at the four areas of the EYFS and covers working with individual children, building positive relationships with children, colleagues and parents, creating and working in an enabling environment and supporting children's learning needs. A complete guide to the placement experience, this book supports students on their journey from student to qualified practitioner.

Every Nursery Needs A Garden

Author : Ann Watts
ISBN : 9781136736551
Genre : Education
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This book guides you through the process of creating a garden, however small, for young children. It looks at the impact a garden area can have on children’s overall development and the benefits of using natural materials as learning tools.

Understanding Transitions In The Early Years

Author : Anne O'Connor
ISBN : 9781136305719
Genre : Education
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There are many transitions that children experience before they are five, including the first major transition from home to an early years setting. Successive changes can have a serious impact on young children and stress, separation and insecure attachments can affect not only a child’s emotional health but also cognitive and intellectual development. Understanding Transitions in the Early Years explains why transitions matter and provides practical guidance on how to support young children’s developing emotional resilience and equip them to embrace change in the future. Aimed at practitioners and students, the book: draws together evidence from neuroscience, attachment theory, child development and childcare practices provides a context for practitioners to empathise with children and families as they relate to their own understanding of the impact of change and transition looks at ways to reduce the number of transitions including the key person approach offers guidance and practical strategies for practitioners, managers and head teachers for supporting children through transitions. Including case studies, examples of good practice and questions for reflection this thought-provoking text emphasises the little things that practitioners can do for the individual children in their care to help them feel secure and confident when dealing with change.

Self Esteem And Early Learning

Author : Rosemary Roberts
ISBN : 9781849204996
Genre : Education
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Focusing on the period from birth to school, this book is about babies' and young children's feelings, their learning; and the ways in which the adults in their lives can support their emotional, social and cognitive development. Looking at the perspectives both of the child and the adult, it presents thought-provoking ideas and questions on how adults can make the most of opportunities to support the children with whom they live and work. A story, in episodes embedded throughout the book, makes this an accessible and enjoyable read. In this third edition, there are new and updated chapters on: • Young children's transitions, with a particular focus on starting school • Young children's positive 'learning dispositions' • Brain research and its possible implications • Further reading, signposting some enchanting children's books as well as important new texts. The book explores the basis of the 'key person' relationship, looking at attachment 'in practice', and linking developmental issues with the early development of self esteem. Written for students on early childhood courses and staff in early childhood care and education settings and integrated Children's Centres, the book will also be of interest to parents and carers.

Working With Babies And Children

Author : Jools Page
ISBN : 9781446289815
Genre : Education
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'The first edition of this book set a milestone in writing about under threes. This second edition builds on that great achievement: its thinking about loving interactions in nurseries marks it out for its bravery and profound importance for a new generation of practice' -Peter Elfer, University of Roehampton 'The authors skilfully interlace theory and practice, foregrounding an ethic of respect and prompting critical reflection and dialogue' -Dr Sacha Powell, Reader in Early Childhood, Canterbury Christ Church University 'This clear, authoritative and scholarly book is informed by the authors' huge respect and affection for young children and those who work with them. A must-read' -Helen Moylett, Early Learning Consultancy This book is essential for all who work with children under three. Due to its combination of theory and practice, clear writing and pedagogical material. The second edition contains extensive updates on policy, new case studies, and activities from current settings. This revised edition emphasises: - child development and learning - attachment/key person relationships - planning the environment for babies - understanding every child - working with parents This book will be useful to those on initial training courses, such as Foundation degrees, NVQ, BA Education and Early Childhood Studies, and for managers and practitioners undertaking CPD. Jools Page teaches on the MA in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield. Ann Clare is an Associate Tutor at the University of Sheffield. Cathy Nutbrown is Head of the School of Education at the University of Sheffield.

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