Early Years Practice
For Educators and Teachers
‘I would recommend this book to students and trainees who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding of early years practice beyond level 3. This book is accessible, up to date and focuses on translating theory into practice, incorporating the essential higher order skill of reflection. The pedagogical foundations within place children firmly at the centre, whilst acknowledging the highly influential early years practitioner in the wider context of family, community and inclusive practice.’
Sarah Barton, Senior Lecturer and EY ITT Programme Leader, School of Education and Continuing Studies, University of Portsmouth
Are you studying to become an early years teacher or educator, or studying for an early years degree, and looking for a book to guide you through your qualification?
With stories of practice, questions for reflection, further reading and links to the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years), this book links professional practice with theory and research and will help you:
· understand how children learn and develop
· engage with the curriculum and the practice of teaching
· learn more about the structure and reality of early years provision and practice for children aged from 0–8 years
· develop ways to reflect upon your practice
· develop professional skills and attributes needed to take a leading role
· understand how to apply all of this to practice.
This core textbook is ideal for students of early years and early childhood courses and will support you in your practice in the early years.
I would recommend Early Years Practice as essential to students and trainees who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding of early years practice beyond level 3. This book is accessible, up to date and focuses on theory into practice incorporating the essential higher order skill of reflection. The pedagogical foundations within place children firmly at the centre, whilst acknowledging the highly influential Early Years Practitioner in the wider context of family, community and inclusive practice."
This is very much aimed at students working towards early years qualifications, especially early years degree courses...[it] features stories from real life practice and questions for reflection, as well as links to the Teachers' standards, helping you to understand how children learn and develop; engage with the curriculum; develop ways of reflecting on practice, and develop skills needed to take a leading role. This is a valuable book that has much to offer students working at all levels.
This is a good book, and shows how reflective practice is a crucial part of our role as early years practitioners
As additional reading for students
This is a clearly written book that highlights relevant areas of daily practice in early years. It provokes thought by discussing implications of practice and advocates reflection. The book sign posts further reading that would be suitable at different stages of study. This book will be useful to both under and post graduaute courses. A well planned book.
This is great, really good case studies and examples which have some challenging questions for my level 4 students to get them to 'think outside the box.' I would recommend this to anyone teaching level 3 or higher.
A very easy read, up to date and useful.
A useful text to support pedagogy practice and understanding of child development
Useful for many elements of early childhood theory and practice
This is a book that provides clear information and covers lots of aspect of EY today.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Early Years Practice: The reflective early years professional