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.
This book is placed at a level perfect for our first year undergraduates. It is informative and supports their assessments.
Clearly written text that enables readers to develop their underpinning knowledge and understanding of current approaches to early years education.
Mrs Sue Wilcockson. Partnership Coordinator, EYITT. University of Derby
Clear and accessible providing trainee teachers with the essential information they need and on which they can build through experience and the course
This text supports insightful engagement for students in practice issues
This book has surprised me. At first I flicked through and didn't really appreciate what it had to offer. However, since planning and needing starting points and extra information for sessions I have found this book just has the bit I need. I have found information that I never expected to find and then read more and acquired more knowledge than expected. A good tutor resource/reference book and excellent for the experienced practitioner to take knowledge and awareness to another level
A really useful book for students undertaking the Early Years Foundation Degree.
A good publication to support students to build upon experiences in practice and further develop knowledge of early years educational approaches.
Not adopting this publication for Foundation Degree in Educational Practice, however we are adopting for the Early Years Programme.
Simply written in a very easy read tone this book puts the complexity of personal responsiibility every childcare worker should possess at the centre of the work they do. Its easy tone will assist all students grasp topics with ease.
Contains useful sections to support underpinning knowledge in a number of areas related to the students degree. Easy to navigate and read.
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