This book is revised to reflect the latest standards, legislation, frameworks and practice, so students have the up-to-date information they need to succeed. It is extended to provide the greater depth and criticality that students need at Levels 4 and 5. It is written in the same accessible language as the first edition and designed for quick and easy reference. It is packed with recommendations for further reading, making it the perfect starting point for any line of early years research. It is ideal for sector-endorsed Early Years Foundation Degrees, NVQ/SVQ Level 4 in Children's Care, Learning and Development and other comparable qualifications.
Chapter 1 Study skills; Chapter 2 Traditions and trends in early years education and care; Chapter 3 The reflective practitioner; Chapter 4 Physical development; Chapter 5 Emotional and social wellbeing; Chapter 6 Learning and cognitive development; Chapter 7 Communication and language development; Chapter 8 Playing; Chapter 9 Supporting children's healthy development; Chapter 10 Parenting and parent partnership; Chapter 11 Developing strategies for supporting learning: Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1; Chapter 12 Observation; Chapter 13 Policy, practice, current legislation and critical issues; Chapter 14 Safeguarding children; Chapter 15 Research methods; Chapter 16 Leading and working in multi-professional teams.