This comprehensive guide to the core areas of Early Learning and Childcare is designed to equip students and practitioners to synthesise theory, research and practice to become reflective, evidence-based practitioners.
From national and international policy, to theories of childhood, to professional development: the book is a rich resource that will accompany and support throughout the reader’s studies and professional practice.
Each chapter features the following:
- Key points covered at the start of each chapter.
- Case studies showing a view from practice.
- Thought provoking questions throughout chapters at key points.
- Further questions at the end of each chapter encouraging reflection and critical engagement.
The book features a diverse and experienced author team, who are imbedded in work across the sector – including not only academics, practioners, service managers but also the expertise of those working in professional organisations, local authorities, and national organisations.