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'The sixth edition of this important book brings it up to date during a very challenging political time for early years. Read it if you want to understand more about recent early years history and the challenges and dilemmas facing all those who are passionate about every young child's entitlement to quality provision'-Helen Moylett, Early Learning Consultancy
This text contains an enlightening chapter on Facing Austerity: the Local authority Response. This is a contemporary issues that is faced by many providers in line with ongoing financial constraints and Government policy. Significantly Early Years provision is often local, this text directs the reader to understand the complexities of the role and responsibilities of the local council. This chapter is highly relevant to Early Years professionals and it is not a subject picked up across a broad range of literature.
This text covers a such as a range of relevant and interesting topics. I think that by updating the versions really stays true to its title.
A useful book providing a good range of issues to help develop students' breadth of understanding
A highly recommended text for Early Childhood Studies undergraduate courses, the authors cast a critical eye over the issues facing the Early Years sector.
very detailed book that explored current issues both within England and internationally. I have already recommend this books to colleagues.
An informative read, with some useful issues explained and analysed.
Current themes and debates expertly put into context and critiqued from many angles. Excellent for anyone studying Early Years.
I received an e-inspection copy of this textbook and found it really accessible. There are plenty of case studies and current and historical perspectives on early childhood; a useful supplementary text but is highly recommended for level 4 students.
Really helpful introductory book for 1st year students to focus their thinking about ECS
Excellent book continues to encourage experienced practitioners to re-think child development theory.
The book covers many of the concepts and issues covered during sessions with my students. The book is easy to digest and apply to students own practice. Would recommend.
This book continues to help with both planning modules and supporting students through contemporary issues both at foundation degree and honours levels.
A very good read.
Offers many interesting perspectives.
Clear and accessible text for undergraduates exploring topical early years issues. Points for discussion allow students to review and appraise their own practice. A broad range of topics covered.
A comprehensive introduction to current policy, practice and workforce issues within the early years. This book reflects the changing political climate in which the sector is working, issues of professionalism, quality, partnership working and funding are brought to light by a range of respected contributors.
A new and updated edition of a core text with additional chapters supporting the application of safeguarding in practice and also a valuable addition around multi-agency working
This text has been invaluable during the past academic year for students studying at levels 4-6. It has been highly recommended to many undertaking their own 'real-time' projects and will continue to be used during this academic year.
This is a superb collection of relevant reading materials that are essential for any student working towards a graduate qualification in early childhood studies. Materials are up to date and build on those from earlier publications. I love this book and know students will find it very useful.