This book supports all candidates for Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) as they prepare for the Validation Process. Through a series of reflective activities based on case studies of successful candidates, this book helps those on the EYP pathway prepare for assessment and build confidence in their own good practice and skills. This second edition incorporates the changes to the assessment requirements introduced in September 2008 and references the new Candidate's Handbook.
Jennifer Colloby has 14 years experience of training and assessing students on ITT, STAC and most recently, EYP programmes at The Open University. She is currently the Course Chair of the Early Years Courses, Working with Children in the Early Years, and is a team member of the Open University's Early Years Foundation Degree. She has considerable experience of appointing tutors to a wide range of education courses as well as recruiting and training Assessors to work on the EYP programme.
Setting the scene: the modern-day workforce The role of the Early Years Professional The Standards Assessment overview and identifying preparatory support Gateway Review The written tasks and all the supporting evidence The setting visit Continuing professional development for Early Years Professionals