Give learners and professionals an accessible overview of the most current research into working with families with this resource published in partnership with the Pen Green Centre.
Published in partnership with the internationally-renowned Pen Green Centre and written by respected experts and leading members of the research unit at Pen Green, this textbook for Foundation Degree learners, undergraduates and professionals provides both an overview of current research and best practice on how it can be applied in children's centres and Early Years settings. It is an essential resource for all those working and studying in this sector.
- Aids visual learners with specially commissioned photographs from the Pen Green Centre which visually demonstrate best professional practice
- Gives practical guidance and up-to-date information so early years professionals can be confident at the start of their career
- Covers topics such as the diversity of family life, the role of ICT and video work in documenting children's learning, issues of confidentiality and informed consent and home visiting in relation to the 'key person', 'homestart volunteer' and family support roles
Dr Margy Whalley is Director of the Research, Development and Training Base at Pen Green. Cath Arnold is an Education Consultant at Pen Green.
Introduction: How we engage with families - our philosophy Chapter 1: Co-producing services with families Chapter 2: Sharing Knowledge with Families Using Our Nursery - the Family Worker role Chapter 3: Engaging in a Dialogue about Children's Learning with their Parents Chapter 4: Developing Advocacy for Children with Special Rights Chapter 5: Home Visiting from an Education and Care Perspective: Getting to Know, Supporting and Working in Partnership with Families Chapter 6: Developing a Groupwork Programme to Respond to the Needs of Local Families Chapter 7: The Family Room: providing a space for the community to drop in Chapter 8: Teams around the Family - CAF Chapter 9: Homestart - Integrating Voluntary Sector Support for Families within a Children's Centre Chapter 10: Growing Together for parents of Children 0-3 - so much more than 'stay and play' Chapter 11: Developing the use of video reflection with parents Chapter 12: Working with Dads Chapter 13: Routes Through Community Education Chapter 14: Running a High Quality Creche in a Children's Centre Chapter 15: Breaking down the barriers to access for families who find it hard to use public services Chapter 16: Children's Centres Responding to Parents with Post-natal Depression: seamless antenatal and postnatal interventions Chapter 17: Developing preventative health work with families in Children's Centres Concluding Thoughts