This book supports students on foundation degrees and degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood Studies that have a work-based element. An essential introduction to becoming a professional in the sector, it begins by looking at work-based learning and goes on to cover study, research skills and essential subject knowledge. It includes activities to help students increase their confidence and get the most out of their course. Essential information on Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) considers the current scene and the future of the sector.
Penny Farrelly comes from a Health Visiting background and is passionate about the health and well being of young children. She teaches evidence based practice on the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme and has helped to develop the Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree Early Years and the BA (Hons) Practice Development (Early Years) for both of which she is a Senior Lecturer. She is also co-course leader for the Foundation Degree Working with Children and Young People, all at Buckinghamshire New University.
Introduction - work-based learning for Early Years and Early Childhood Studies The Early Years sector in the UK - the current context Early Years study Becoming an early years professional Supporting children's learning and development in practice - developing your specialist knowledge Current debates in Early Years education and provision The future - Early Years Professional Status