The Essential Guide for Early Years Practitioners
With large numbers of children starting school unprepared, this book gives vital guidance on understanding, assessing and ensuring school readiness. It includes a wide range of practical ideas to assist early years professionals in planning learning experiences that will help to prepare children for the transition to school.
A Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach
This fully updated expanded book explains how to use the Mosaic approach, a practice that instils the importance of listening to children's life experiences. It shows how to use it in a variety of settings, outlines the future directions of the approach, offers case studies and also covers working with vulnerable children.
Full of practical advice to help early years leaders to improve their leadership skills. This highly accessible guide draws on Jennie Johnson's own experience of founding an outstanding childcare service.
A Programme for Babies, Young Children and Carers
A practical book of activities to help early years practitioners to help strengthen attachments between babies or toddlers and their carers - suitable for individual or group work and features structured, rewarding and fun exercises.
Contextualising health and safety legislation within the Early Years Foundation Stage
A practical guide to health and safety in early years settings with a step-by-step guide to the law, compliance and practical application.
A practical guide to planning, designing and building the perfect space
With local authorities needing to find more early years places by 2014, this book looks at how to build cost-effectively without compromising quality
The Mosaic approach
At a time of shifting policy in early years, this second edition offers a timely reminder that listening to young children is still important for reviewing service provision
Helping children learn about risk and life skills
The second edition of this bestselling guide shows how parents and practitioners can offer children adventure and challenge without risking their safety.
Supporting your team to achieve better outcomes for children and families
The definitive guide to developing leadership skills in early years settings - essential reading for trainee or practising managers working in childcare, early years education or playwork.
This is an innovative course for groups of children aged 2-4. Each group session is planned around a theme e.g. 'The Zoo', providing an anchor for the children to gain meaning from the activities that will help them learn to sit still, not talk, look at the speaker and think about the words - all vital skills in good listening.
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