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Social Skills in the Early Years

Social Skills in the Early Years
Supporting Social and Behavioural Learning

First Edition
  • Kay Mathieson - Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership, Croydon

November 2004 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`It is an easy read, and a really useful resource for all levels of early years staff, focusing on key areas such as social, language and self-esteem skills in young children. It is particularly useful, too, for anyone working in early years education who has no care experience' - Sure Start

`there is much to draw on, especially references to the language that practitioners use, the importance of being reflective and conflict being seen as an opportunity for learning. This book… can be a useful reference for practitioners and Level 2/3 tutors to dip into' - Under 5

`This book will be invaluable for anyone wishing to improve or update their understanding of children's social and behavioural learning - whether experienced or newly qualified practitioners' - Early Education

`This book would be a valuable training aid for those who deliver social and behavioural training in the early years' - Nursery World

Do you need to help the young children in your care improve their social, emotional and behavioural skills? This user-friendly book will offer you suggested strategies and sensible advice, based on what is realistic and achievable in practice.

The book offers guidance on the following:

} social skills

} language skills

} self-esteem

} offering both education and care within the OfSTED Framework

} implementing relevant government legislation (Birth to Three Matters, the Foundation Stage Curriculum, the revised SEN Code of Practice, the Disability Discrimination Act)

} delivering training - trainers' notes and photocopiable resources are included.

Class teachers, nursery managers, playgroup workers, SENCOs, EYDCPs, early years students and every professional working with young children aged from 0 to five years in an education and care context will find this book useful.

Working in Educare
Helping Young Children Learn
Dealing with Conflict
Grown-Ups Make a Difference!
Teaching and Learning about Behaviour
A Framework for Developing Effective Strategies

The book gives some good ideas that can be used during seminars. However, as it was published in 2005, it does not reflect the current state/policy and legislation/framework of EY.

Mrs Svetlana Shivacheva
University Centre Croydon, Croydon College
July 4, 2016

This book is a great learning aid for those really wanting to make a difference to the children in their setting.
Full of strategies to help practitioners to develop and promote social skills.
The book is designed to be used to develop training session, this could develop good practice and support the implementation of appropriate policies.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Childcare & Early Years, Sheffield College
September 23, 2013

This book will help all childcare students who are working towards a qualification that will enable them to work unsupervised with young children.
It is invaluable for those who want to update their understanding of children's social behaviour and learning. recommended for new practitioners and those wishing to keep up to date with developments in children's social learning.

Mrs Helen Middleton
Caring, Cardiff and Vale College
June 30, 2013

A useful text for practitioners wanting to improve their practice.

Miss Alyson Lewis
Newport School of Education, University of Wales, Newport
June 14, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 3: Dealing with Conflict

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