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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 book] is a very useful for pre-school practitioners, across the board, with useful case studies, illustrations of good practice and reflective exercises' - Early Years Educator
This is an excellent book that has proved to be essential for anyone studying in the Early years at degree level. This has been put on the reading list of 3 different modules
Nice layout. Good explanations - helpful guide for students
This book contains a very high level of detail to support learner's assignments. However, some of the themes are better suited for Levels 4+. This information has helped stretch my more advanced learners.
This is great book for those who are interested in the foundations of early childhood. It can be an ideal textbook for students and tutors in the field and it is strongly recommended for university courses. It introduces all the most important aspects of early years care and education, and will help you develop the key skills needed to study at degree level. Importantly, it goes beyond theory and puts theoretical aspects and principles of early childhood into practice.
This is a clear course textbook that can be used for Level 3/4 students to give them an understanding of how children develop through their early years.
An easy to read resource and relevant case studies to use in my teaching. I will also recommend this book to level 3 students
What a wonderful book! Extremely accessible and a delight to read. The authors cover a range of relevant issues which are of interest to students, teachers and practitioners within the early years sector. Thought provoking case studies and exercises promote discussion throughout. Easy to dip in and out of but also difficult to put down once you get started!
This book has been adopted as one of the core texts for the Sussex University Early Years PGCE. It comprehensively covers all the basic themes and concepts essential for trainees who are working towards achieving QTS in the 3-7 age range.
Students will find this book a comprehensive introduction to a number of highly relevant and interesting concepts in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education.
Superb peice of literature which will support our learners achieve wider outcomes for L3 Diploma
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.
Tina Bruce never fails to provide a really interesting and helpful read for my students
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.
I liked Biddle's text better.
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.
Another great book from Tina as usual full of lots of down to earth information
This book provides good basic text covering a broad range of issues. It's extremely well written and easy to read.
This was useful for my students in supporting their study of a number of types of children's symbolic behaviour.