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The third edition of this book has managed to bring yet another fresh look at the EYFS. There is no doubt about its usefulness as a valuable source of information about the theory and practice of the EYFS. Readers are encouraged to view the content through the use of different lenses, namely political, social and pedagogical lenses, thus helping the reader to develop different perspectives. I will be recommending this book to students on Early Childhood Education and Care courses.
The nee edition of the The Early Years Foundation Stage is a book which offers a close examination of early learning. It informs the reader and provokes questions. This is important because as soon as questions are asked they influence how the curriculum is seen in practice and its relationship with the learning environment. They also touch upon moral and social issues.
This is a book that will be most useful, especially for our students who practice in early years and who also study part time with us. The impressive range and diversity of the Contributors provides a rich, deep texture to the book.
Good use of case studies and reflection to help students to understand aspects of EYFS and Early Years Practice
Great range of chapters, covering everything the trainee teacher needs.
Well structured and easy to read. Littered full of ideas for practice.
The third edition of this book manages to update as well as develop deeper understanding of the EYFS. Each section updates knowledge surrounding pedagogy and practice. An absolute must for all early years educators as this text brings to the fore the importance of contextualising theory and practice.
Readers are enables to view contemporary issues through political, social and pedagogical perspectives. I will be recommending this book to students on Early Childhood Education and Care programmes.
Sharon Colilles (Senior Lecturer)
This book is essential to any undergraduate thinking of taking up childhood studies
The Early Years Foundation Stage is an indispensable tool when training and delivering sessions to prospective early years practitioners. Excellent chapters presenting historic context and underpinning knowledge on observation and assessment. Students will benefit from the links to classic theorists plus current research. Well worth investing in a copy.
This is a useful updated edition. We have had very positive feedback from students about the earlier editions and feel confident in recommending it as a core text to our next cohort of students.
Really useful book that hits lots of criteria for different modules
This book provides a really good overview of the EYFS. It has really useful Reflective Tasks and Points for discussion.
A must read for those studying early years education. This edition discusses the recent changes in the EYFS, and examines the requirements these have on current practice.
An excellent overview of the principles of the EYFS with good practical examples linked to practice.
Good links made between theory and practice, giving clear examples to support understanding. The chapters are logical with a good theory base. However an easy read.
This covers a breadth of subjects that students are learning about in the first year of their undergraduate studies. A key strength of the book is the fact that it is interactive, prompting reflection for students and that there is also a very useful reading list at the end of every chapter.
This book is very useful and provides up to date contextual information for Early Years students of all levels.
This book, is supportive of a range of chapters covered on the Foundation Degree Early Childhood Studies. As a teacher of reflective practice, the reflective tasks are easily understandable and can be used in lessons or during impendent study by the students.
A brilliant book! 'A must have' for every student on the course and can be easily used for every single module.
Useful book for the Early Years Foundation Degree. Contains interesting reflective activities and case studies
This is an excellent book and I recommended the previous edition to my students and I will recommend this edition too.