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Wellbeing from Birth

Wellbeing from Birth

January 2010 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
What do we mean by wellbeing, and what does it look like as it takes shape in early childhood? What can we do to support the wellbeing of children at home and in settings?

This book provides some answers to these complex questions, in a straightforward, accessible way. PART 1: INTRODUCING WELLBEING describes the 'backdrop' for a new model of wellbeing, outlining research and policy background, and underpinning early childhood themes. PART 2: THE THEORY OF WELLBEING defines wellbeing itself, describing the new model and the mechanism of wellbeing development called companionable learning. PART 3: EVERYDAY WELLBEING contains ideas and examples from homes and settings of 'real-life' wellbeing. Chapter 6: 'All to play for' is rich with ideas and examples of "profoundly satisfying" wellbeing play. PART 4: INVESTING IN WELLBEING is about professional development. It covers observation, assessment and planning; the key person approach; 'when things go wrong'; and integrating services across settings and communities. The book ends with the importance of collective wellbeing, arguing that all young children need experiences of individual and collective wellbeing, in their families and their communities.

Essential reading for anyone studying early childhood, and for managers and practitioners working with young children and their families, this book is an inspirational guide to developing a framework for wellbeing from birth.

Early Childhood Matters
Wellbeing Themes
The ABC Of Wellbeing
Companionable Learning
Children's Wellbeing
All to Play for
Observation, Assessment and Planning
Being Key Companions
When Things Go Wrong
Wellbeing and Integration

A nice break down of the whole child and all the areas of wellbeing and how they can be supported in a variety of ways from planning for wellbeing to the policies that direct our communities that a child grows up in.

Mrs Dawn Burnham
Early Years, Farnborough College of Technology
May 22, 2018

Again we have recommended this publication on the reading lists to support our FdEY students to further develop an understanding of theory and practice.

Miss Tracey Canham
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
February 15, 2017

Very informative readable text with key concepts/issues covered. Essential reading for students studying aspects of child wellbeing and development from birth.

Mrs Laura Ashton-Goldthorpe
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Edge Hill University
April 28, 2016

This was recommended to me by my supervisor and it didn't disappoint, a thorough and accessible text.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Learning and Teaching Institute, Sheffield Hallam University
January 5, 2016

This publication supports student's understanding of theory and practice of well-being to further develop their skills in supporting children in their care. Recommended for the Foundation Degree students for Early Years Education.

Miss Tracey Canham
Health Care And Early Years, Swindon College
September 7, 2015

A great introduction to the wellbeing of young children, which provides a clear insight into all of the key areas

June 12, 2015

An excellent book for anyone that delivers a course on wellbeing and healthy eating. This gives a break down of all areas.

Mrs Kerry Clayton
Childcare, The Maltings College
May 21, 2015

A very useful text that includes a theoretical perspective and a practical one. A topic that is complex has been explored well.

Miss Alyson Lewis
Newport School of Education, University of Wales, Newport
March 21, 2014

A useful text for students

Sally Payne
Children Young People and Education, University Campus Suffolk
March 20, 2014

A fantastic introduction to the wellbeing of young children - covers all the key areas

Miss Charlotte Jones
Warwick Institute of Education, Warwick University
September 21, 2012

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