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Achieving Early Years Professional Status

Second Edition


May 2013 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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Encompassing the Teaching Agency 2012 new-era EYPS standards, this new edition provides up-to-date advice and guidance grounded in current reading, research and government policy for all those training to achieve Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).

The new edition features:

- the Teaching Agency (2012) EYPS national standards

- the new-era EYPS assessment process

- explicit information on the new-era EYPS national requirements

- ideas and examples of early years leadership and practice

- more on how to manage change.

The book offers support to those on all four pathways to achieve EYPS:

- Undergraduate Entry Pathway (UEP)

- Undergraduate Practitioner Pathway (UPP)

- Graduate Entry Pathway (GEP)

- Graduate Practitioner Pathway (GPP).

Each chapter includes case studies, photographs illustrating practice, reflective practice tasks and suggested further reading and useful Websites. Journal articles linked to each chapter are available to read online via the SAGE website at www.sagepub.co.uk/Reardon2e

Denise Reardon is Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) Programme Director at Canterbury Christ Church University.

'Denise's second edition of Achieving Early Years Professional Status is every bit as readable and useful as its forerunner. Updated to reflect both the 2012 EYPS Standards and current government policy, including on safeguarding, this book offers us a menu of engaging explanatory accounts and insights that both support and challenge aspiring and existing Early Years Professionals, so that they can better reflect on their own and others' practice and take positive actions to improve the life chances of our youngest children.' - Maureen Lee, Programme Leader for EYPS and Director of Early Years, Best Practice Network


 
Getting Started - An Introduction to the new era Early Years Professional Status
 
What Is the EYPS Process?
 
The EYP Role to Lead Practice and Foster a Culture of Continuous Improvement
 
What Is Effective Practice?
 
Practicing, Leading and Supporting Others to Deliver Assessment Arrangements, Routines and Communication, Language and Literacy
 
Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children Aged 0-5 years
 
Promoting Rights, Inclusion and Anti-Discriminatory Practice For Children Aged 0-5 Years
 
Working Directly with Children and in Partnership with their Families and Carers
 
Leading Practice and Fostering a Culture of Continuous Development
 
Orientation to the New Era EYPS Formative Assessment Process: The Development and Progress Review
 
Orientation to the New Era EYPS Summative Assessment Process
 
Orientation to the New Era EYPS Summative Assessment Process: The Setting Visit and the Final Stage Interview
 
Concluding Commentary
 
Glossary
 
Standards for the Award of Early Years Professional Status (Teaching Agency, July 2012)
 
References
 
Index

'Denise's second edition of Achieving Early Years Professional Status is every bit as readable and useful as its forerunner. Updated to reflect both the 2012 EYPS Standards and current government policy, including on safeguarding, this book offers us a menu of engaging explanatory accounts and insights that both support and challenge aspiring and existing Early Years Professionals, so that they can better reflect on their own and others' practice and take positive actions to improve the life chances of our youngest children'
-Maureen Lee, Programme Leader for EYPS and Director of Early Years, Best Practice Network


Format is easily accessible and favoured by students/candidates.Though standards have changes content is transferable and generalisable.

Mrs Karen Tait
Faculty of Education and Society, Sunderland University
March 21, 2014

A fantastic introductary text for Early Years Student. Its easy to read and gives excellent examples.

Ms Eileen Farrell
Wexford Campus, Institute of Technology Carlow
November 22, 2013

Very good for students who have a degree and completing EYPS full time in a year.

Mrs Janice Grinstead
School of Health, Natural & Social Sci, Sunderland University
April 19, 2013

Particularly valuable was discussion on effective practice, and the importance of effective leadership to support and deliver effective assessments.

Ms Mary Scott
Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University
March 26, 2013

Valid read, even though the title is (just) dated, content is useful for EYPS candidates and thos thinking of this status

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Centre For Early Childhood, Worcester University
March 12, 2013

A sound basic guide to students trying to negotiate their way through achieving early years professional status. It does what it says on the tin!

Ms Susan Lea
Faculty of Education, Health and Welfare, College of St Mark and St John
January 21, 2013

A clear guidance to the New Era EYPS, will help candidates negotiate the validation process

Mrs Nikki Fairchild
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
January 4, 2013

Very timely for Undergraduate Practitioner Pathway for EYPS, January 2013 start.

Ms Jessica Johnson
School of Education, Kingston University
December 20, 2012

A good read to encourage students to carry on with thier studies

Mrs Maria Johnson
Community Learning Service, North East Lincolnshire Council
December 19, 2012

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