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Transitions in the Early Years
Working with Children and Families

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December 2012 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Designed to facilitate professional development and critical reflection in the leadership of services for children and families, this book will enhance the understanding of readers from a range of disciplines and at varying levels of study. Packed with case studies depicting the experiences of children and their families in transition and exploring a wide range of scenarios, the chapters:

  • Explore transitions from a range of perspectives
  • Discuss the value of developing collaborative practice in deepening awareness of children's views and experiences
  • Explore the impact of practitioner inquiry
  • Look at examples of contemporary practice
  • Consider the ethics, policies and law relating to current issues
  • Enrich the reader's understanding of professional responsibility

Each chapter contains a chapter overview, a case study and suggestions for further reading. This book is relevant to all practitioners working with young children and their families and to all those studying early childhood.


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Introduction
Lydia Ottavio
Birth
Emma Perry
Home-pre-school-childminder-playgroup-home
Helen Longstaff
Into a crèche
Amanda Ricciardi
Starting at pre-school
Julia Bateson
From Nursery to Reception
David Allen
Moving on from Key Stage One
Alison McLauchlin
Adopting Steven: a Chain of Transitions
Helena Marks
Coming Ready or Not! A Child with SEND Moves up
Anne Ross
Receiving a Diagnosis of a Disability
Sally Patterson
Lost in Transitions!
Mariana Graham
From Neglected to Protected
Pamela Curran
Experiencing the Death of a Parent
Dulcie Hiscott
Accessing Support through Outreach
Jennifer Lee McStravick
Becoming an Outreach Worker
Lyn Trodd
Conclusion

This is an essential text for those on the EYTS route

Miss Donna Luck
early years, Northampton University
March 7, 2014

This is a comprehensive book which considers many types of transitions in a clear and coherent manner. It is highly relevant for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Mrs Marie Dey
School of Education, Social Work & Community Education, Dundee University
December 16, 2013

Brilliant book - accessible to many levels of readership.

Joan Goss
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
October 3, 2013

Currently recommended for combined primary and secondary PGDE lecture on Transitions with about 500 students. Now recommended for Early Years Pedagogue course - starts September 2013 with 40 students for an online course aimed at early years teachers.

Gillian Inglis
Faculty of Education, Strathclyde University
July 11, 2013

This text proved highly relevant as key reading on an Early Years module for undergraduates. The case studies provided useful discussion points for students to reflect on.

Mrs Jessica Baines-Holmes
School of Education, Brighton University
June 17, 2013

Essential in understanding the importance of supporting transitions in the early years.

Mrs Louise Atkins
School of Education & Training, Greenwich University
June 16, 2013

This is a comprhensive look at all types of transition for all sorts of different reasons. It is well stuctured and the editor has chosen some excellent authors for inclusion. I especially enjoyed Lydia Ottavio's chapter on the biggest transition of them all.

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

Transitions play a vital part of any child's development and therefore the publication will provide a greater understanding for all learners.

Mrs Sharon Lock
Comm, Adult Education Centre
February 6, 2013
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Sample Chapter - Chapter 1