Working with Babies and Children is essential for all who work with children under three due to its combination of theory and practice, clear writing, and pedagogical material. The Second Edition contains extensive updates on policy, new case studies, and activities from current settings.
This revised edition emphasizes:
child development and learning
attachment/key person relationships
planning the environment for babies
understanding every child
working with parents
This book will be useful to those on initial training courses, such as Foundation degrees, NVQ, BA Education and Early Childhood Studies, and for managers and practitioners undertaking CPD.
Professor Cathy Nutbrown is Head of the School of Education at the University of Sheffield, where she teaches and researches in the field of early childhood education. Cathy began her career as a teacher of young children and has since worked in a range of settings and roles with children, parents, teachers, and other early childhood educators. Cathy is committed to finding ways of working `with respect' with young children, and sees the concept of quality in the context of what it means to develop curriculum and pedagogy in the early years with the ambition of working in a climate of `respectful education'. She established the University of Sheffield MA in Early Childhood Education in 1998 and a Doctoral Programme in Early Childhood Education in 2008. In 2010 she contributed to the Tickell Review of the Early Years Foundation In June 2012 she reported on her year-long independent review for government on early years and childcare qualifications (The Nutbrown Review). She is Editor-in-Chief of the SAGE Journal of Early Childhood Research and author of over fifty publications on aspects of early childhood education. Ann Clare began her career as a secondary school English teacher. It was after having her three children, Felicity, Edward and Hannah, that she became the head of a small village private nursery school at the same time as studying for her Master's degree. Ann followed this by becoming an Early Years Consultant working for two North West local authorities. A chance conversation with Professor Cathy Nutbrown encouraged her to further her studies at the University of Sheffield where she graduated with her PhD, researching babies and young children under three. This research led Ann on to write her first book, Creating a Learning Environment for Babies and Toddlers in 2012 and to co-author a second edition of Working with Babies and Toddlers with Jools Page and Cathy Nutbrown in 2013. The arrival of Ann's two grandchildren, Oscar and Lottie, further inspired her to write this new book focusing on interaction and communication in the early years. Ann is now enjoying a happy retirement which is filled with her continued work with the University of Sheffield, making bread and visiting her gorgeous grandchildren in Germany. Interested in Talking With Children and Quality Interactions? This free Web Summit, taking place Monday 12th September is for you! http://www.earlyyearssummit.com/?ref=Ann
What Do We Know about Children Under Three? Looking beyond What We Already Know about Our Youngest Children Policies for the Youngest Children Planning for Early Learning and Development Environments for Learning Understanding Every Child Planning for Positive Transitions Permission to Love Them References Web Addresses Useful Websites Index