This textbook, published in partnership with the internationally renowned Pen Green Centre, based in Corby, UK, will give you an accessible overview of the most current research into working with families and how this can be applied for Children's Centres and Early Years settings, whether you are a foundation degree or undergraduate learner, or a professional working in an early years setting. Topics covered in this new book include: . * The diversity of family life, including work patterns. * The role of ICT and video work in documenting children's learning. * Issues of confidentiality and informed consent. * Home visiting, covered in relation to the 'key person', the 'homestart volunteer' and 'family support' roles. This new title is published in full colour and includes specially commissioned photography from the Pen Green Children's Centre, that visually demonstrates best professional practice. It will be an essential resource for all those working and studying in this sector. The editorsaare leading members of the research unit at Pen Green, as well as being internationally respected experts in the field."