Designed to facilitate professional development and critical reflection in the leadership of services for children and families, this book will enhance the understanding of readers from a range of disciplines and at varying levels of study. Packed with case studies depicting the experiences of children and their families in transition and exploring a wide range of scenarios, the chapters:
- explore transitions from a range of perspectives
- discuss the value of developing collaborative practice in deepening awareness of children's views and experiences
- look at examples of contemporary practice
- consider the ethics, policies and law relating to current issues
- enrich the reader's understanding of professional responsibility
Each chapter contains a chapter overview, a case study and suggestions for further reading. This book is relevant to all practitioners working with young children and their families and to all those studying early childhood.
Lyn Trodd is the Head of Multi-Professional Education at the University of Hertfordshire
Lyn Trodd is the Head of Multi-Professional Education at the University of Hertfordshire. The contributing authors are professionals and practitioners drawn from a range of services and professions, all of whom are closely involved in supporting families and children experiencing transitions.
Introduction - Lyn TroddLyn Trodd Birth - Lydia Ottavio Home-pre-school-childminder-playgroup-home - Emma Perry Into a creche - Helen Longstaff Starting at pre-school - Amanda Ricciardi From Nursery to Reception - Julia Bateson Moving on from Key Stage One - David Allen Adopting Steven: a Chain of Transitions - Alison McLauchlin Coming Ready or Not! A Child with SEND Moves up - Helena Marks Receiving a Diagnosis of a Disability - Anne Ross Lost in Transitions! - Sally Patterson From Neglected to Protected - Mariana Graham Experiencing the Death of a Parent - Pamela Curran Accessing Support through Outreach - Dulcie Hiscott Becoming an Outreach Worker - Jennifer Lee McStravick Conclusion - Lyn Trodd