CACHE Level 2 Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

Author: Carolyn Meggitt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471834824

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9850


Develop your understanding and skills with this textbook endorsed by CACHE for the new qualification. Written by Carolyn Meggitt, who is an expert in making key concepts easy for learners to understand, this comprehensive introduction will help you earn your qualification and progress to Level 3. -Includes case studies and lots of photographs to show you what really happens in actual settings -Organises all information in a way which makes things easy to read -Prepares you for assessment by linking activities to criteria -Prompts you to reflect on your own experiences at key points throughout the book

An Introduction to Child Care and Education

Author: Carolyn Meggitt,Jessica Walker

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

ISBN: 9780340813980

Category: Child care

Page: 391

View: 8488


An Introduction to Child Care and Education, 2nd edition, is the essential textbook for the CACHE Certificate in Child Care and Education (CCE). This full-colour new edition has been fully updated in line with the latest specifications for the Child Care and Education syllabus. It is also invaluable for Level 2 NVQ and SVQ students in Early Years Care and Education. The text matches exactly with the 4 core units and 2 optional units of the CACHE Certificate, providing all the underpinning knowledge required for the course. This bestselling Level 2 textbook has been fully revised by the authors, and includes forewords by Tina Bruce and Maureen Smith. Features include: * Signposts: Specially designed assignment tasks which will prepare you for the Unit Assignments set by your tutor, and also help you to check your understanding unit by unit. Each unit has photocopiable resources to use as you complete the tasks * Activities and case studies: To help you to relate theory to practical work with children, across all settings and age ranges * Multiple Choice Questions: To help you to prepare for the external assessment at the end of the course * Glossary, useful websites and further reading To help you to check your knowledge, use other resources and find out about career development

An Introduction to Early Childhood

Author: Tim Waller,Geraldine Davis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473905117

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 2493


Put together by an outstanding author team, including many authors from the University of Northampton, An Introduction to Early Childhood is a much loved book that helps you explore all the major themes in early years education and care, while providing you with real insight into the changing world of early childhood. To further support your study, this edition has been expanded to include five new chapters including The History of Childhood, Play and Creativity, Children and the Media, Leadership and Management, and Reflective Practice. This book further supports your study with outstanding learning features including: · Chapter objectives and introduction immediately introduce you to chapter concepts saving you time · More case studies provide deeper insight into how theory works in practice · Research in context boxes show how recent research is changing the world of early years · Reflective questions encourage you to think like a reflective practitioner · Chapter summaries aid your revision by recapping core concepts covered in each chapter · Further reading and recommended websites direct you to additional resources to further support your study. Visit the companion website to access a wealth of additional online resources including: · Podcasts from chapter authors provide deeper insight into key topics · Employability podcasts provide hints and tips about going on your first placement and getting your first job · Child observation videos give you a peek into a real early years setting and insight into child behaviour · Free SAGE journal articles deepen your understanding on core topics · Web links direct you to useful websites to further your study and support you in practice.

Child Care and Education

Author: Tina Bruce,Carolyn Meggitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340925393

Category: Child care

Page: 690

View: 4320


Child Care & Education Fourth Edition is the ideal textbook for the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education (DCE) and Children's Care, Learning and Development (CCLD) S/NVQs at Levels 3 and 4. It is also the core text for a wide range of other Early Years courses acirc;euro;" including BTEC courses, Foundation Degrees and Higher Education courses. This best-selling book: Acirc;middot; embraces the principles of inclusion for everyone Acirc;middot; is fully updated in line with the very latest CACHE DCE specification Acirc;middot; provides students with the essential underpinning knowledge for coursework, exams and professional practice Acirc;middot; promotes understanding of best practice by using tasks, activities and case studies Acirc;middot; contains a useful grid mapping chapters to the Levels 3 and 4 CCLD S/NVQ units Acirc;middot; includes a comprehensive glossary and bibliography Acirc;middot; now includes a CD-Rom in every copy. A brand new CD-Rom included in the back of the book provides enjoyable opportunities for study. It includes learning and self-testing features such as multiple-choice questions, fill-the-gap and spot-the-hazard exercises, as well as charts to use for activities and observations. A comprehensive list of additional resources is also included.

The Childcare Bible

The ultimate guide to all forms of childcare: nannies, maternity nurses, au pairs, nurseries, childminders, relatives and babysitters

Author: Lucy Martin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407028901

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 900


For single parent families as well as those with two working parents, organising formal childcare can seem complicated and daunting. How are you to navigate your way through all the options available, work out what you can afford and plan all this around you or your partner returning to work? In The Childcare Bible Lucy Martin offers clear, comprehensive guidance on the world of nannies, nurseries, childminders, and much more. As an ex-solicitor, working mother of three children and owner of a successful nanny-finding business Lucy is excellently placed to give you the best advice on how to negotiate the childcare minefield. Having interviewed parents across the country to ensure the widest range of concerns and issues are covered, The Childcare Bible tells you everything you need to know, including: - What types of childcare are available and what they each offer - How to evaluate a childcare provider or childcare setting - What financial support you can get and how it works - How to interview nannies and the relevant employment law issues - How to decide whether returning to work is right for you - What your rights are on returning to work With checklists and case studies, this essential guide sets out the pros and cons, costs and implications of all available options. Accompanied by a regularly updated website containing the latest legal changes affecting childcare, The Childcare Bible makes organising the right childcare for your family a painless task.

CACHE Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care

Author: Penny Tassoni,Louise Burnham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1510414673

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

View: 1945


Help students build knowledge and prepare for assessment with this essential classroom resource from Penny Tassoni and Louise Burnham - the only textbook tailored to the CACHE Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care. - Clearly defines 'High Priority' concepts the learner should take away from each section - Shows how each topic is used in practice through 'Theory in Action' sections - Explains each of the relevant grading criteria with reference to CACHE tasks - Written by the highly experienced and expert author team of Penny Tassoni and Louise Burnham This textbook is relevant to the following two qualifications: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care (600/6644/1) NCFE CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care (603/3293/1)

Babies and Young Children

Certificate in Child Care and Education

Author: Marian Beaver

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748765799

Category: Education

Page: 378

View: 1179


Provides in depth coverage in a student-friendly style. Features Case studies, Have a go activities and Progress checks to help students relate theory to real-life child-care situations.Contains Key terms at the end of each unit.Will also be of value to NVQ students.

Care and Education in Early Childhood

A Student's Guide to Theory and Practice

Author: Audrey Curtis,Maureen O'Hagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317857607

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 5019


The authors draw on their extensive early years experience to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the key issues in the field of early childhood care and education. In this fully updated and revised new edition, rewritten to include the new Early Years Foundation Stage, students will find that this text now meets the needs of students on Foundation degrees, Early Childhood Degrees and the new Early Years Professional qualification. Topics covered in this essential textbook include: an overview of the principles of effective practice discussions on equal opportunities and children's rights an update of the latest development theories relating to brain development and how children learn and the difficulties children may face in their learning investigations into what working with parents really means consideration of the different early years systems in operation summaries of key management issues and useful information on how to address them comparison with European perspectives on early years care and education the importance of play in children's early learning. Readers of this second edition will also find the expansion of existing chapters in order to include topics such as inclusion, transitions, child protection in relation to the internet and partnerships with parents. The book covers the whole age range from birth to eight years with a special section on the birth to three years age group. Each chapter is fully referenced and has case studies or reflective practice boxes within the text. Informative and engaging, the book challenges the reader to think about how underlying theory may be reflected in practice. It will be essential reading for all students who are studying for early childhood qualifications at levels four, five and six.

A Practical Guide to Working with Parents

Author: Christine Hobart,Jill Frankel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9781408504802

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

View: 8246


Working with parents is a key competence required in all areas of childcare employment and this much-needed, newly updated resource provides thorough coverage of this important area. Unlike other books, this guide offers a comprehensive yet truly practical approach to all aspects of working with parents and is a valuable addition to the best-selling Practical Guide series.

International Developments in Early Childhood Services

Author: Lorna Kim Sang Chan,Elizabeth Jean Mellor

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 8901


International Developments in Early Childhood Services examines the current provisions, recent develoments, and issues confronting early childhood services in 15 countries with material presented as case studies drawn from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific Region, and North America. Developments and issues are discussed in terms of the contextual factors shaping them. Structural, funding, staffing and program-content developments are highlighted. This book focuses on education and care services for children up to eight years of age. Contents: Lorna K.S. Chan/Elizabeth Mellor: Introduction and Overview--Gerald Ashby/Anne Kennedy/Elizabeth Mellor: Early Childhood Services in Australia: Recent Commonwealth and State Initiatives--Janette Pelletier/Carl Corter: Education, and Development in the Canadian Context--Margaret N.C. Wong/Lijuan Pang: Early Childhood Education in China: Issues and Development--Hannele Kess: The Child's Right to Early Childhood Services in Finland--Lorna K.S. Chan/Lily Chan: Reforming Early Childhood Education in HOng Kong: Meeting the Challenges--Nirmal Rao/Adarsh Sharma: Early Childhood Services in India: Challenges and Prospects for Their Development--Yoko Shirakawa: Early Childhood Education in Japan in the Twenty-First Century--Paul P.M. Leseman: Early Childhood Services in the Netherlands: Structure, Tensions, and Changes--Cushla Scrivens: Early Childhood Education in New Zealand: The Interface between Professionalism and the New Right--Maria Emilia Nabuco/Lily Chan: Recent Changes to Early Childhood Services in Portugal--Lily H. Wong/S.E. Audrey Lim: Early Childhood Education in Singapore--Yu-wei Lin: Early Childhood Services in Taiwan--Iram Siraj-Blatchford:New Horizons in Early Childhood Education in the United Kingdom--Bernard SpodeK: Early Childhood Education in the United States: Using Illinois as a Case Study--Jacqueline Hayden: Early Childhood Education in the United States: Using Illinois as a Case Study--Jacqueline Hayden: Early Childhood Developments in Zimbabwe: A Community Development Approach for Extraordinary Circumstances--Elizabeth Mellor/Lorna K.S. Chan: Conclusion: Contests, Issues, Developments, Trends, and Challenges.