Students on Early Years placements face many challenges, from understanding the Early Years Foundation Stage, to coping with the immediate needs of individual children. This accessible guide begins by examining the diverse range of Early Years settings and how to prepare for placements. It goes on to look at the four areas of the EYFS and covers working with individual children, building positive relationships with children, colleagues and parents, creating and working in an enabling environment and supporting children's learning needs. A complete guide to the placement experience, this book supports students on their journey from student to qualified practitioner.
Jo Basford is a Senior Lecturer in Early Years and Childhood Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her professional career has been within the Early Years sector, where she has worked as a nursery teacher and for a local authority. Jo is a High/Scope Endorsed Trainer. Elaine Hodson is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she works on employment-based routes into teaching. She was formerly a head teacher of a nursery school and then of a primary school.
Introduction The range and diversity of Early Years settings Preparing for your placement The placement experience A unique child Positive relationships Enabling environments Learning and development Next steps