Transitions in the Early Years
Working with Children and Families
- Lyn Trodd - University of Hertfordshire, UK
Early Childhood Education | Social Work - Children | Working with Parents, Families & Communities
- explore transitions from a range of perspectives
- discuss the value of developing collaborative practice in deepening awareness of children's views and experiences
- 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.
Lyn Trodd is the Head of Multi-Professional Education at the University of Hertfordshire
'Transitions in the Early Years will be of great interest to a wide audience. This book brings together theory and practice, with the case studies providing an insightful contribution from different perspectives, to understanding the impact of change in young children's lives'
-Jo Armistead, Assistant Lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University
'This book gives an unusual insight into the working lives of a wide range of professionals who interact with young children and their families. It will certainly help professionals to gain an insight into why other professionals make decisions and act in the ways in which they do'
This book was an interesting read, it supports a range of different transitions a child may face, of which these have been clearly explored through the use of case studies. Using case studies will enhance the students understanding of transition and will enable them to develop and review their own practices
I loved reading this book, it supports a range of different transitions a child may face and these are well explored. The use of the case studies will allow students to be able to relate to the transition being discussed and enable them to think about their own practice.
This book provides an extremely good focus for anyone interested in transitions. It is an accessible read for undergraduate students to consider the complexities of working with children and families. The book itself is well laid out with case studies throughout. The case studies provide examples to enable students to understand exactly how to think theory with practice. And there is further reading in each section. The reflections in each section demonstrates an important aspect of practice that students can begin to consider early on in their academic career. Lyn Trodd argues that 'transition is a process not an event' (2013) and this sets a strong and meaningful precedent throughout the book. There are discussions around information sharing, multi-agency working, mutual respect amongst professionals and the need for parents to be viewed as professional partners. It is a great book for those interested in transitions but also an essential read for undergraduates entering the early years course. Highly recommended.
Very useful to Foundation Degree students who are interested in this area
A very good book which covers many aspects on managing transitions in the early years. Adopted as essential reading for Level 5 students on a Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice for a module on Managing Transitions in the Early Years.
This is an excellent book that outlines the nature of transition in children’s lives. It also offers some case studies that allow students to rethink and reflect on their practice in EY sector.
provides valuable information and discussion on the many transitions that children experience. Provides students with opportunities to examine and discuss the change in attitudes relating to the types of support that is in place during children's transitions through the use of case studies.
The case studies are useful to add depth for students - particularly for those students who have never worked with children!