Preschool Education

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School Readiness and the Characteristics of Effective Learning

The Essential Guide for Early Years Practitioners

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Listening to Young Children, Expanded Third Edition

A Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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How to Be a Great Leader in Early Years

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Promoting Attachment With a Wiggle, Giggle, Hug and Tickle

A Programme for Babies, Young Children and Carers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Health and Safety in Early Years and Childcare

Contextualising health and safety legislation within the Early Years Foundation Stage

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, National Children's Bureau

A practical guide to health and safety in early years settings with a step-by-step guide to the law, compliance and practical application.

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Spaces for Young Children, Second Edition

A practical guide to planning, designing and building the perfect space

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, National Children's Bureau

With local authorities needing to find more early years places by 2014, this book looks at how to build cost-effectively without compromising quality

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Listening to Young Children

The Mosaic approach

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, National Children's Bureau

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

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Too Safe For Their Own Good?, Second Edition

Helping children learn about risk and life skills

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, National Children's Bureau

The second edition of this bestselling guide shows how parents and practitioners can offer children adventure and challenge without risking their safety.

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Leadership for Quality in Early Years and Playwork

Supporting your team to achieve better outcomes for children and families

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, National Children's Bureau

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.

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Attention and Listening in the Early Years

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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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