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Early Childhood

Early Childhood
A Guide for Students

Second Edition
Edited by:
  • Tina Bruce - Honorary Visiting Professor at University of Roehampton

January 2010 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Praise for the First Edition:

"Because it includes new research and guidelines, the book's not just excellent for students but very useful for pre-school practitioners across the board. Highly recommended!"
- SureStart Magazine

This engaging text provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of early childhood. Written and edited by experts in the field, the book clearly explains theory through illustrations of good practice, with case studies, reflective exercises and suggestions for further reading.

Each chapter has been revised with an emphasis on encouraging reflective practice and there are new chapters on:

  • Personal, social, and emotional development
  • Early Years Professional Status (EYPS)
  • Health and safeguarding children

This brand new edition has also been updated in light of the new Early Years Foundation Stage, and addresses the needs of students working towards EYPS.

Sally Jaeckle
Managing Yourself and Your Learning
Maureen Brookson, Ruth Pimentel and Paul Parslow-Williams
E-Learning: Using ICT to Support Your Professional Development and Children's Learning
Guy Robert-Holmes
Doing Practitioner Research
Vicky Hutchin
Meeting Individual Needs
Tina Bruce
Theory, Practice and Context
Marion Dowling
The Learning Environment: Creating a Learning Environment indoors and outdoors
Jenny Spratt
Practical Projects: Birth to Five Years
Tony Bertram and Chris Pascal
Introducing Child Development
Ann Langston and Lesley Abbott
Birth to Three
Tina Bruce and Adam Ockelford
Understanding Symbolic Development
Helen Moylett
Supporting Children's Development and Learning
Peter Elfer and Julian Grenier
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Marian Whitehead with Sian Thompson
Communication, Language and Literacy
Elizabeth Carruthers and Maulfry Worthington
Children's Mathematical Development
Katrina Foley
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Penny Greenland
Physical Development
Tina Bruce
Creative Development
Kate Wall (Diversity and Inclusion) and Tina Hyder and Julie Jennings (Inclusion and Diversity)
Diversity and Inclusion: Inclusion and Diversity
Kathy Goouch
Supporting Children's Development and Learning
Tina Bruce
Continuing the Learning Journey: Practical Projects in Year 1
Elizabeth Carruthers and Maulfry Worthington
Key Stage 1 Mathematics
Jane Johnston
Science at Key Stage 1
Marian Whitehead with Siân Thompson
Key Stage 1 Literacy
Maureen Brookson
Working as a Teaching Assistant
Maureen Brookson
The Early Years Professional Status
Wendy Russell
Sue Owen
Every Child Matters
Carolyn Meggitt
Promoting Child Health and Safeguarding Children
Lesley Benson
Leading and Managing Others
Jenny Spratt and Karen Hingston
Managing in Context
Janet Moyles and Siân Adams
Developing and Managing the Professional Role

Superb peice of literature which will support our learners achieve wider outcomes for L3 Diploma

Miss Paula Ledson
Health, Socail CAre and Childcare, Warrington Collegiate Institute
August 30, 2013

Recommended for all students who are studying towards a foundation degree in childhood studies. This book includes good practice, theory and current research. it is very user friendly and has contributions from some of the best experts in the area of child development. This book will not only support the students learning, but enhanced and extend it. A complete introduction into the field of early childhood.

Mrs Helen Middleton
Caring, Cardiff and Vale College
June 30, 2013

Tina Bruce never fails to provide a really interesting and helpful read for my students

Mrs Donna O'Connor
EYCYP, NWRC Strabane Campus
April 18, 2013

Another easy to read and understand book by Linda Pound. The book that every student studying Early Years must have as it covers all aspects of the EY sector.

Mrs Svetlana Shivacheva
University Centre Croydon, Croydon College
April 4, 2013

I liked Biddle's text better.

Alvin Kuest
Professional Studies Dept, Great Lakes Christian College
March 18, 2013

a good source of reference and also as a supplementary source of knowledge for those completing the National Diploma. Very good unit on observations which can be used across courses. Up to date information on playwork which is relevant to our changing society. Up to date and relevant knowledge in relation to the curriculum and how this can be applied.

Mrs Pamela Canning
early , North West Institute
November 21, 2012

Excellent author.

Mrs Clare Hallam
Health, education and social care, Barnet College
September 6, 2012

Another great book from Tina as usual full of lots of down to earth information

Mrs Julie Salt
Scartho Community Learning Centre, North East Linconshire Adult Education Service
July 11, 2012

This book provides good basic text covering a broad range of issues. It's extremely well written and easy to read.

Mrs Alyson Thorburn
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
February 24, 2012

This was useful for my students in supporting their study of a number of types of children's symbolic behaviour.

Ms Micky LeVoguer
Early Childhood Studies Scheme, London Metropolitan Uni (City Campus)
December 29, 2011

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