This book explores the relationships between theory, policy and practice in early childhood services. Although primarily focused on the UK, it draws on contributions from Europe and further afield to explore the strengths and limitations of present practices and suggests ways in which new initiatives might be developed.
All aspects of child care and development are covered in this one clearly written volume. This text has been written to reflect the BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing syllabus but will also provide an invaluable source of information for all students of CACHE validated courses, as well as children's nurses, teachers and therapists.
Suitable for all training and qualified childcare professionals who work in a home-based setting. This book offers information on various aspects of running a childminding or nanny business, covering the registration and training process through to the setting up of the business itself, and becoming a true professional in childcare practices.
'How To Keep Young Children Safe' provides practical advice on issues such as: the most common types of accidents and how to prevent them, safety with pets and animals, water safety and garden safety, first aid for staff and children, and play and equipment.
Contains ideas and advice to develop professional practice: how to work with the children, how to relate to colleagues as well as to parents and carers, how to improve daily delivery of care and education, and as to protect one's own wellbeing at work. There are systems and structures to use in order to provide professional competency.
By examining how young children develop and learn from conception through to the age of eight, this book explores ways to enhance professional practice in the early years. For further discussion and engagement with current issues and hot topics in Early Childhood subscribe to Sheila Nutkin's author blog.
Written by a top author, this highly accessible and popular book explains the key ideas and issues in early childhood clearly and concisely, keeping students up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.
Early childhood education and care policy impacts upon the daily lives of early years practitioners and the families and children they work with. Practising and trainee early childhood professionals need to have an understanding of the policy and the contexts for policy-making and implementation. This book provides information on this topic.
Discusses the changes to children's services undertaken to improve the outcomes of all young children. This book shows how the overall aims are to tackle child poverty, improve child protection and the education and childcare for young children, to raise standards, and to provide greater support for parents in bringing up their children.
Addresses a range of theoretical perspectives and contexts to stimulate students' and practitioners' critical thinking about issues of multi-agency working. This book explores issues like: the notion of "working together", what it means in practice; benefits and barriers of multi-agency work; requirements for interdisciplinary working; and more.
Examines how quality and good practice in early childhood education and care (ECEC) is interpreted and implemented in a variety of settings and circumstances. This book considers the variety of rationales that inform services for early childhood education and care.
Useful for childminders, this book covers: the role of the childminder; the daily routine; working in partnership with parents; what it is like to work from home, for you and your family; how to arrange your fees and contracts; how to deal with common issues such as illness and behaviour; and how to respond to complaints?
Talks about building the foundations of children's "well-being" - emotionally as well as physically. This book covers: emotional well-being; growing and developing; keeping safe; and healthy choices. It provides information and ideas for you to read and digest at your own pace, then implement or share with your team.
Promoting children's wellbeing examines the various policies and practices which are intended to contribute to children's wellbeing. This work includes topics such as: the development of children's identities, the value of play in the lives of contemporary children, the promotion of children's health, risk and staying safe, and family law.
This book is the first of its kind to focus on listening to young children, both from an international perspective and through combining theory, practice and reflection. With contributions and examples from researchers and practitioners it examines how listening to young children in early childhood services is understood and practiced.
This text discusses quality in early childhood services. It covers such issues as: involving parents and children in defining quality; research and evaluation; training and curriculum; and working in ethnically-diverse societies.
This book offers a model which can be readily applied to training, assessment of standards, inspections, and research and development. It is based on the latest research and reflects the national drive towards evidence-based standards.
This accessible, practical guide rooted in attachment principles helps you get to grips with this cornerstone of good practice - what it is, the theory behind it and the practicalities of implementation.
Brings together fresh perspectives and research about young children's relationships. This book examines children's rights and well-being against a backdrop of increased social movement and migration, changing family structures and work practices, and the growing prevalence of education and care services for young children.