The Nursery Year in Action

Following children’s interests through the year

Author: Anna Ephgrave

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131750447X

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Child-led learning in the early years allows children to thrive while making accelerated progress. Young children learn and develop best when they are in a stimulating environment which is carefully organised and equipped to meet their needs, interests and stages of development, and where each child’s progress is carefully observed, managed and enhanced by adults who engage and interact with them to support them in making outstanding progress. Demonstrating how a child-led approach supports the development of purposeful, calm, confident and independent children, The Nursery Year in Action offers a unique month-by-month overview of the workings of an outstanding Nursery setting. The book covers all aspects of practice from the organisation of the classroom and garden and the rationale behind this to the routines and boundaries that ensure children are safe, happy and therefore able to explore and learn. It tracks the events of each month in the year paying particular attention to the environment, the role of the adult, links with parents, children’s individual needs and the key areas of learning and development. Throughout the book Anna Ephgrave gives the reason behind each decision and shows what the outcomes have been for the children, emphasising that a child-led approach, with planning in the moment can meet the requirements of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage and the individual needs of the children. Key features include: Over 150 full colour photographs to illustrate practice Photocopiable pages of planning sheets, record keeping sheets, sample letters to parents and play resources also available for download List of resources and materials Examples of individual learning journeys and planning in the moment for groups Guidance on what to look for when assessing children’s progress Advice on risk/benefit assessments Suggestions for managing transitions and minimising stress Written by a leading consultant teacher whose Early Years’ department has achieved "Outstanding" at four consecutive Ofsted inspections, this book provides practitioners with the practical ideas to work with confidence in a way that is rewarding, manageable and, above all, creates a happy, relaxed learning environment for children.
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Playing and Learning Outdoors

Making Provision for High Quality Experiences in the Outdoor Environment with Children 3-7

Author: Jan White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429890745

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Playing and Learning Outdoors shows early years practitioners how to get the very best from outdoor play and learning for the enjoyment, health and education of young children up to age seven. Fully updated to reflect the current status and understandings regarding outdoor provision within early childhood education frameworks across the UK, this new edition facilitates the development of rich and stimulating outdoor play provision in any early years setting. Through making best use of the special nature of being outside, practitioners will feel confident in offering wonderful play experiences for all children. Playing and Learning Outdoors offers achievable advice and support, aligned with research-based approaches that are appropriate and effective for young children’s all-round wellbeing and development. This invaluable resource gives sound practical guidance for providing: play with water, sand and other natural materials; experiences with plants, growing and living things; movement and physical play; construction, imaginative and creative play; explorations into the locality and community just beyond your garden. The full colour third edition of Playing and Learning Outdoors has become the essential practical guide to excellence in outdoor provision and pedagogy for all early years services. This lively, inspiring and accessible book will help every educator to develop a truly successful and satisfying approach to learning through play outdoors for every child.
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Listening to Young Children in Early Years Settings

A Practical Guide

Author: Sonia Mainstone-Cotton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784508551

Category: Education

Page: 120

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It is widely accepted that listening to and involving children in decisions about their care, learning and development can significantly improve the quality of early years provision. This book gives practical guidance on how to do this effectively. Starting with a discussion about why we listen to children and the policies around this, the book explains how we can involve children in decision-making that is appropriate to their age and level of understanding. Packed full of examples and ideas that can be easily applied in practice, it covers how to listen to children's perspectives and involve them in staff recruitment and appraisals, classroom design, assessment processes for social services and EHC plans, and much more.
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The Foundation Stage Teacher in Action

Teaching 3, 4 and 5 Year Olds

Author: Margaret Edgington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761944195

Category: Education

Page: 296

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A fully revised edition of the author's best selling book, this resource now includes an extended section on leadership, and managing the foundation stage.
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Listening to Young Children

The Mosaic Approach

Author: Alison Clark,Peter Moss

Publisher: JKP

ISBN: 1907969268

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 84

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The Mosaic approach views children as ‘experts in their own lives’, and offers a creative framework for listening to young children’s perspectives. At a time of shifting policy in early years, this second edition offers a timely reminder that listening to young children is still important for reviewing service provision.The Mosaic approach has been applied by practitioners throughout the world. This new edition reflects on the authors’ original ground-breaking work, with new introductions, updates and examples of how the Mosaic approach has been adapted, and offers case studies that will encourage practitioners to use the framework in their own setting.will be of interest to policy makers, practitioners in nurseries, children’s centres, pre-schools and schools and residential settings. It will also be welcomed by early childhood students and other researchers who are engaged in searching for new theoretical, practical and imaginative ways of listening to young children.
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Developing Professional Practice 0-7

Author: Sonia Blandford,Catherine Knowles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317864891

Category: Education

Page: 496

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Developing Professional Practice 0 to 7 provides a thoroughly comprehensive and cutting edge guide to developing the understanding and practical skills necessary for working within early years education. Chapter content is directly linked to the early years professional standards and pedagogical features are incorporated throughout the book to guide the student: Chapter objectives at the start of each chapter clearly set out the learning goals for that chapter Reflect and relate to practice sections throughout the book encourage the student to apply theory to real practice in schools and other early years settings whilst also encouraging them to critically evaluate all core topics, arguments and debates Discussion points spark debate by examining key controversies in detail What happens in practice? sections illuminate the discussion with examples from real practice Additional resources and support are provided via the companion website, including: self-study questions, case studies, interviews with practitioners and students, weblinks, a glossary, video clips and PowerPoint slides Developing Professional Practice 0-7 is essential reading for anyone training to work in the early years, and an invaluable resource for all those already in the early stages of their careers.
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Understanding Children's Play

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748739707

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 194

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Will be invaluable for students following S/NVQs in Early Years Care and Education and in Playwork, those taking CACHE qualifications (CCE and DNN) and the BTEC Diploma in Early Years. Explores how children's play is shaped by time and place, through historical, social and cultural perspectives. Supports early years practitioners and playworkers to understand current views of play and learning-in theory and practice.Explores how children's play is shaped by time and place, through historical, social and cultural perspectives. Supports early years practitioners and playworkers to understand current views of play and learning-in theory and practice.
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Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.
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