Early Years practitioners have been advocating for play to be at the heart of early years for many years. Now is the time to make this a reality. Using in the moment planning, child initiated play and other strategies, this book supports early years practitioners to enable the children in their setting to choose what they do and how they want to learn.
Dawn Rigby shares her passion for a play-based curriculum, her own setting's journey, what worked and the challenges faced along the way. This practical book:
- shares examples of good practice;
- gives advice on how to make play the central focus of early years practice;
- explores why a play-based curriculum matters;
- includes practical support on developmentally appropriate practice.