'This important text will undoubtedly inform, challenge and inspire all those working with, or intending to work with, young children and their families. Highly recommended!' - Professor Trisha Maynard, Canterbury Christ Church University, Chair of TACTYC
'A reference source and the range of authors whose contributions have been included is certainly impressive'-Early Years Update
This is a used text to encourage student to refection on practice
Particularly useful for the developing professional practice units across level 4 to level 7 units.
This book gives a good overview into professional practice in early years and looks at some of the challeges and solutions to issues raised.
An essential resource for students engaging in undergraduate and postgraduate study. Particularly welcomed are the chapters for pedagogy and practice as well as listening to the voice of the child. In depth and diverse in nature welcome read for the developing early years professional. Will be recommending as an essential read for my students as well as referencing in teaching.
This is a fantastic resources for Level 5 courses on early years education. The articles are wide-ranging and thought provoking, and introduce students to fundamental issues, encouraging their critical skills. I particularly like the articles questioning the development approach to child development. Highly recommended.
I particularly found useful the chapter on research methods. At times, students can find researching in the early years difficult. However, this chapter provides a very good simple overview of the research process.
A great text for students and practitioners alike.
Sets the scene for prospective and training professionals, outlines key areas and gives ideas and inspiration on how to assess, interpret and promote them. Excellent.
Some useful chapters which I would recommend to students seeking specific examples or to examine something in depth but very diverse, so not particularly a book which I would recommend to students to buy for general use.
I enjoyed reading this. For example chapters on inclusion of children with special educational needs, and poverty in rural Wales brought interesting focus on specific issues.
This is an excellent resource for students with relevant examples and case studies from practice to illustrate key themes and theories. The book supports students to adopt a critical approach to current practice and places the child at the centre of practice.
A very good read adopted by many of my students.
Covers a wide range of very useful topics related to working with young children. Some very thought provoking chapters that will be extremely useful for Masters Level discussion and debate.
A book which draws together differing professional practice strands. Informative and supplemental reading for candidates wishing to expore some of these issues in more detail.
The book will be added to course materials for consideration by the students in their assignments.
An excellent book about professional practice in the early years. The text is easy to follow and covers a wide range of themes.
links well to course
I particularly liked the emphasis on the important topic of the voice of the child in this book.
An excellent text book to compliment professional practice in early education and for those who are updating skills within the field.
The text is easy to follow and the chapters have a wealth of information.
This will be recommended to all students and for references purposes.