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Essential Nursery Management

Author : Susan Hay
ISBN : 9781134085514
Genre : Education
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Written by a highly acclaimed expert in the field, this practical and accessible book addresses all the critical aspects of effective nursery management. From leadership skills and one-to-one skills, developing and monitoring the curriculum; and staff training and appraisals, to astute financial management; marketing strategies and evaluating your nursery's service, this new, fully revised edition of Essential Nursery Management recognizes the huge changes that have taken place in public policy and parental awareness which have inspired practitioners to strive for quality and sustainability in their child care provision. Supported by real-life case-studies, examples of policies, procedures and rotas that can be adapted by the reader, Essential Nursery Management takes a close look at the political and social context in which child care services are provided today and asks: What do parents expect? What do employers want for their workforces? What rights do children have? How can child care providers work together for the benefit of children and families? This book will be invaluable to anyone wishing to fully engage with the demanding role of managing any early years settings, whether as part of studying at GNVQ or Foundation degree level or in day-to-day practice.

Thinking And Learning About Mathematics In The Early Years

Author : Linda Pound
ISBN : 9781134082292
Genre : Education
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How can early years practitioners help young children to become not only numerate but aspiring mathematicians who love numbers, shapes and mathematical comparisons? The introduction of the Foundation Stage has led to practitioners seeking ways to teach maths which are more in line with the creative and playful ways young children learn other subjects. Linda Pound draws on current thinking about children's mathematical development to show how you can encourage and enhance the numeracy skills of any child in the early years by linking maths to every-day life situations and making it a playful and enjoyable cross-curricular activity. This highly practical and engaging text includes chapters on: why maths is often seen as 'hard' and what practitioners can do to help young children be more successful exploring shapes, space, measures and patterns how to make maths more fun and playful, using games, humour, stories and rhymes using music and dance to enhance mathematical understanding encouraging children to see the connection between maths and everyday experiences through, for example sorting, matching and guessing creating an environment for mathematical development, indoors and out Concluding with a chapter on how practitioners and parents can become more confident in their use of maths, this user-friendly text, packed full of ideas, is essential reading for practitioners in any early years setting. Students on Early Education courses will also find much here to inspire them.

Drama 3 5

Author : Debbie Chalmers
ISBN : 9781317618089
Genre : Education
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Would you like to offer constructive, creative and exciting new dramatic learning experiences to the children in your setting? The importance of using drama to promote active and creative learning in the early years is widely recognised, and this fully updated second edition of Drama 3-5 will guide and inspire practitioners in all settings, allowing them to lead drama with confidence and enthusiasm. Young children participating in well planned drama activities learn to express themselves clearly and develop strong social skills, more self-confidence and a greater understanding of co-operation and team-work. Drama 3-5 contains a wide range of accessible activities and sample session plans, drawn from the author’s many years of extensive experience, which have all been fully and successfully tried and tested with children from 3-5 years. The book also explains the theory and value of all of the activities, as well as possible extensions and the ways in which they contribute to the learning objectives and goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage, allowing practitioners to encourage and assess children’s progress. Key chapters include: Building confidence Encouraging social interaction Mime and expression Speech and language Co-operation and teamwork Performance skills This book offers the tools and understanding needed for confident dramatic play and learning, making it an ideal companion to support every practitioner who wants to explore, develop and enjoy drama and have fun with their children.

Music 3 5

Author : Susan Young
ISBN : 9781136024306
Genre : Education
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This book gives information, ideas and principles for music with three to five year olds that are both down-to-earth and up-to-date. Written in a style which is engaging and readable, it integrates recent theory and practice illustrating the discussion with examples and ideas taken from real life. Chapters in this inspiring and engaging book show practitioners how to: connect with the educational concepts and principles of using music in early years settings recognise and understand children’s musical starting points foster creativity through music support listening and communication through music learn the key areas of listening, singing, using instruments and dancing develop children’s musical understanding widen opportunities for music through resources, new technologies and visiting artist projects. Early years practitioners and students will find this a valuable introduction to music with young children. More experienced practitioners will find the contemporary ideas a source of inspiration. Books in this series address key issues for early years practitioners working in today’s Foundation Stage environments. Each title is packed full of practical activities, support, advice and guidance, all of which is in line with current government early years policy. The authors use their experience and expertise to write accessibly and informatively, emphasising through the use of case studies the practical aspects of the subject, whilst retaining strong theoretical underpinnings throughout.

The Early Years Handbook For Students And Practitioners

Author : Lyn Trodd
ISBN : 9781317680710
Genre : Education
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The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners is a comprehensive and accessible course text for all students studying at levels 4 and 5, including on Foundation Degrees and Early Childhood Studies degrees. Designed and written by the Chair of the SEFDEY (Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years) Network and a team of expert contributors, this book covers the essential skills, knowledge and understanding you need to become an inspiring and effective early years practitioner. Divided into four parts: The Student-Practitioner-Professional; The Learning and Development of Children 0-5; The Child, Family and Society; and The Senior Practitioner-Professional, the book covers all aspects of working with young children and engages you with theory that is explicitly linked to your practice. Throughout there is a strong emphasis on supporting your transition to undergraduate study, developing your academic skills and encouraging you to be an active learner. In every chapter, the book seeks to help you develop your professional identity and features: Activities to help you to reflect on your own practice ‘Provocations’ to promote discussion and debate Case study examples and photographs to illustrate key points ‘From Research to Practice’ boxes outlining key research in the field and implications for practice. The book is supported by a companion website featuring, for students, links to useful websites and video material, and an interactive flashcard glossary. Online support for lecturers includes ideas for tasks and activities to use in class and the diagrams and images in the book available to download.

Delivering The Best Start

Author : Carolynn Rankin
ISBN : 9781856046107
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is now statutory in the UK for children from birth to five years, and other countries are experiencing similar developments; early years librarians, teachers, nursery nurses, playgroup leaders and childminders all require knowledge of how to promote and encourage communication, language and literary skills. Parental reading with young children is clearly vitally important, and libraries are uniquely placed to support the development of literacy skills in pre-school children. This book provides an understanding of how children develop such skills through enjoyable and meaningful learning experiences, and is a pioneering practical guide for library and information professionals involved in planning and delivering services in early years libraries. Drawing on the authors' underpinning contemporary research and examples from current best practice, it will equip practitioners with a broad range of knowledge and ideas. Key areas covered include: take them to the library: the role of the early years professional people and partnerships: working across interdisciplinary boundaries, and how to involve parents and carers buildings, design and space: the children's libraries of the future resources for early years libraries: books, toys and other delights reaching your audience: the librarian's role planning and organizing: projects and reading sessions. User-friendly and accessible, each chapter is clearly structured and sets outs the key issues for practitioners, scenarios offering insights into these, and practical ideas and resources for service provision. The book also includes case studies of successful pre-school library initiatives in a variety of global settings, useful information about relevant organizations, and links to helpful websites. This valuable text is essential reading for all library and information professionals working with young children - whether those with responsibility for the strategic planning of services, or those involved in delivering them at community level. Readership: Essential for students of library and information studies or childhood studies, and practitioners undertaking NVQ qualifications, it also provides a sound background in early years literacy and provision for a range of local authority practitioners, such as nursery teachers and Children's Centre managers.

How To Be An Outstanding Early Years Practitioner

Author : Louise Burnham
ISBN : 9781472934437
Genre : Education
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Early years practitioners are under an increasing amount of pressure to achieve an 'outstanding' grade in Ofsted inspections, particularly those who are newly qualified or in their first few years in the classroom. But why should the focus be on achieving that all-important grade for one day only? All practitioners should aspire to deliver outstanding practice on a daily basis. This comprehensive guide will help practitioners to do just that! Divided into easy-to-follow chapters, this book breaks down the specific importance of each key area, including: knowledge of the EYFS; relationships with others; planning and assessment; safeguarding and child protection. From advice that will help practitioners to adapt these key areas into their planning to practical ideas that will support them with a number of scenarios that could arise in the classroom, this book is ideal companion for any practitioner who is new to the profession.

Positive Behaviour Management In Early Years Settings

Author : Liz Williams
ISBN : 9781784502737
Genre : Education
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Drawing on her extensive practical experience, Liz Williams provides a highly accessible and much-needed guide to promoting positive behaviour in early years settings. In this book, she explains why children may act in the way that they do and how behaviour should be understood differently in children of different ages. She demonstrates that social and emotional capacities differ greatly in these crucial development years and how this impacts on the support needed at each stage. The book considers a host of factors influencing positive behaviour, such as environments and the importance of planning, and looks beyond the child to show the vital role that staff and parents have in promoting appropriate behaviour. Written in clear and understandable language, this book is full of ideas that early years workers can easily implement in their day-to-day work.

British Values And The Prevent Duty In The Early Years

Author : Kerry Maddock
ISBN : 9781784503079
Genre : Education
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The development of new policy on the British Values and the Prevent Duty in the early years has raised many questions about appropriate implementation. As a formal part of the Early Years Foundation Stage, educators are now required to deliver this instruction in classrooms, nurseries, and other early years settings. In response, Kerry Maddock has established an informed practitioners guide with strategies to interpret and implement this legislation into the early years environment. Through case studies, research, and interviews with OFSTED inspectors, the author provides a detailed explanation of the Prevent Duty, as well as what the government means by promoting fundamental British values and sets our clear guidance and an in-depth framework in delivering these in every day practice. A combination of early childhood philosophy with educational policy expertise, make this an essential handbook for professionals working in an early years setting.

Effective Practice In The Eyfs

Author : Vicky Hutchin
ISBN : 9780335247547
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This is a succinct and easy-to-read pocket guide for students and practitioners, making links between how children learn and what adults need to do to support their learning and development within the framework of the EYFS.

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