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Successful Placements in Early Years Settings
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Successful Placements in Early Years Settings

Edited by:
  • Jo Basford - Manchester Metropolitan University (Crewe)
  • Elaine Hodson - Manchester Metropolitan University (Crewe)


February 2011 | 136 pages | Learning Matters
Students on Early Years placements face many challenges, from understanding the Early Years Foundation Stage, to coping with the immediate needs of individual children. This accessible guide begins by examining the diverse range of Early Years settings and how to prepare for placements. It goes on to look at the four areas of the EYFS and covers working with individual children, building positive relationships with children, colleagues and parents, creating and working in an enabling environment and supporting children's learning needs. A complete guide to the placement experience, this book supports students on their journey from student to qualified practitioner.

 
Introduction
 
The range and diversity of Early Years settings
 
Preparing for your placement
 
The placement experience
 
A unique child
 
Positive relationships
 
Enabling environments
 
Learning and development
 
Next steps

This is an excellent text that supports students to develop their pedagogical practice, whilst on practical work experience. The text provides a range of thoughtful reflection activities, for developing practitioners to consider. The text supports those undertaking EYTS and QTS programmes of study.

Miss Jackie Sumner
Childhood & Youth Studies, Edge Hill University
February 12, 2016

Students did not use the book to develop their own practice

Mrs Julie Clarkson
Early Years, Craven College
December 15, 2014

This book provides a range of practical tasks and case studies to prepare students for their placement experience. The book is suitable for level 3 students and undergraduates embarking on a teaching career.

Mrs Marion Farnworth
Centre of Health & Childhood Studies, Hopwood Hall College
September 21, 2014

Useful book for students doing the Early Childhood Studies course. Suggest they read prior to starting placement to give them a litte insight into what being a student in placement entails. Accessible and straightforward.

Mrs Kate Hulm
Bristol Centre For Care, Health & Educ, City of Bristol College
March 12, 2013

Although the EYPS standards are due to change in a couple of months time, this text book gives a good introduction of the historical development of Early Years provision and gives a good guide why placements are valuable and vital for the EY practitoners.

Ms Eva Mikuska
Childhood Studies (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
July 10, 2012

a useful guide for staff and students

Mr Jackie Musgrave
Education Department, Solihull College
February 27, 2012

a good general introduction to early years placements, with accessible language which is appropriate for level 4 students. However the emphasis on the EYPS is not relevant to studies in Wales.

Gwyneth Davies
Faculty of Education and Training, University of Wales, Trinity St David
February 15, 2012

A good read for preparing for placement, good prepartion. Would help build confidence for newer students.

Mrs Claire York
Education , Nelson & Colne College
February 3, 2012

this book was brilliant for settingup placements for degree students. I shared it with the team and we found it helpful to prepare students and placements.

Ms Carol Lloyd
Childhood Studies (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
January 23, 2012

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