A Guide to Early Years Practice

A Guide to Early Years Practice

This is a practical, accessible guide to early years practice. The author examines current theories about how children learn best and focuses on how we can support and extend the learning of young children. This fully revised edition discusses Birth to Three Matters, the new Childcare Bill and the development of children's centres, and has additional focus on the Foundation Stage Profile Packed full with case studies, the book offers: practical advice on how to successfully involve parents as equal partners in the education of their children guidance to ensure that the activities and support offered to young children will promote learning across a broad and balanced Early Years curriculum a focus on special needs, multiculturalism and multilingualism, play and culture, and the importance of interactions with adults and with peers. Essential reading for students on Early Years courses, this book is also invaluable for practitioners, who can use this text as the starting point for developing their own methods within the frameworks of statutory documents relating to Early Years education.

A Guide to Early Years and Primary Teaching

A Guide to Early Years and Primary Teaching

How do people become effective teachers? This is the textbook students need to support them on this journey, no matter their training route or whether primary or early years in focus. Through a unique pairing of academic research and teaching expertise, each chapter is collaboratively authored by an academic specialist and an experienced practitioner to provide a realistic and practical view of teaching children from years 3 - 11. The book combines all the major topics, theories and research students need to know, along with up-to-date policy and legislation. Inventive and practical learning aids and carefully crafted online resources will help readers to: Understand: helpful learning aims at the beginning and summaries at the end of every chapter guide students through each topic Apply: Spotlight on Practice features highlight real teaching examples, Putting it into Practice features provide advice on how key concepts can be employed in real life whilst classroom activities on the website provide further ideas for teaching Reflect on key concepts, as well as your own practice and values, through the refection points and author podcasts on the website outlining key issues to stimulate critical thinking Go further with informative annotated further reading at the end of every chapter, links to relevant websites integrated throughout, and carefully selected SAGE journal articles freely available on the website An essential textbook for use across all your primary and early years teaching courses - whether students are training to be lower/upper primary school teachers or early years practitioners, including those on undergraduate or postgraduate teacher training courses and employment-based routes.

Introducing Bruner

A Guide for Practitioners and Students in Early Years Education

Introducing Bruner

This book takes the reader on a journey through some of Bruner’s key concepts in relation to early learning and teaching.

Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education

A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education

This book provides authoritative reviews of key areas of research in developmental psychology and demonstrates how these can inform practice in early years educational settings. The major theme is the fundamental importance of young children developing as independent, self-regulating learners. It illustrates how good practice is based on four key principles which support and encourage this central aspect of development: Secure attachment and emotional warmth Feelings of control and agency Cognitive challenge, adults supporting learning and learning from one another Articulation about learning, and opportunities for self-expression This book provides an invaluable resource for early years students and practitioners, by summarizing new research findings and demonstrating how they can be translated into excellent early years practice.

Teaching Practice for Early Childhood

A Guide for Students

Teaching Practice for Early Childhood

This fully updated new edition will help you prepare for and make the most of your teaching practice in a variety of early childhood settings which cater for children from birth to eight years.

Early Years Pedagogy in Practice

A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Early Years Pedagogy in Practice

This accessible text encourages readers to understand and confidently engage with distinctive early years pedagogy. It shows how pedagogy not only underpins the early years curriculum but is also inherent in the role of the adult and the experiences that are offered to young children. The book explains what the differing early years pedagogies are, why they are encouraged, and the knowledge, skills, and practice that are required to work with them. Emphasising that what works in one situation may not in another and a wider pedagogical knowledge is essential to ensure quality outcomes for children, it considers key topics such as: the role of the pedagogue and developing your own style promoting a lifelong love of learning in children under your care sensitivity and inclusion for all children’s cultures and communities promoting the rights of every child under your care. Incorporating reflection points and research tasks to support independent learning, this is essential reading for students on Early Childhood Studies courses and Early Years Foundation Degrees as well as early years practitioners.

Work-based Practice in the Early Years

A Guide for Students

Work-based Practice in the Early Years

Bringing together the essential theory, research and policy with examples from practice, Work-based Practice in the Early Years: A Guide for Students provides a complete guide to successful work placements for early years students. It makes links to the Occupational Standards for the Early Years Educator and the Teacher Standards for early years, and integrates examples of effective, universal and inclusive practice throughout. Following an overview of the research and policy context which has shaped the sector since the 1990s, this new text is designed to prepare and support you, the student, as you embark on your placement, which is an integral part of your early years degree. It covers the key information you need about safeguarding and the curriculum frameworks, EYFS and the National Curriculum KS1, alongside chapters on reflective practice and research to support your developing professional and practical skills. Written with the student in mind, this book draws on first-hand student experiences and introduces the idea of working towards being a leader of practice and the wider role in working with parents and families. This comprehensive guide also considers the views of placement providers, examining the roles and responsibilities of both the student and provider, and offering insight into their expectations and what factors make a work placement successful. Including reflective activities, students' views and evidence from student portfolios, this is an essential text for all early years’ students undertaking their work placement.

Safeguarding Babies and Young Children

A Guide for Early Years Professionals

Safeguarding Babies and Young Children

This book explores the role of early years practitioners both in relation to child protection and the wider responsibility of safeguarding.

Special Educational Needs in the Early Years

A Guide to Inclusive Practice

Special Educational Needs in the Early Years

Employing a comprehensive blend of theory, policy and practice, Penny Borkett unpacks the vital elements of SEN in the Early Years through the lens of inclusion. This title incorporates: - The development of legislation and policy relating to SEND - A wide-range of recommended readings - Reflection points to aid in independent study - Case studies linking theory to practice Written in an accessible style, Special Educational Needs in the Early Years seeks to empower students to not only understand the impact of policy on practice, but to question it.

Special Needs & Early Years

A Practitioner's Guide

Special Needs & Early Years

Provides practitioners, students, and parents with current examples of good practice and updated information on interagency issues and working with parents.