Leading Practice in Early Years Settings

Author: Mary E Whalley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857253286
Format: PDF, ePub
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To achieve Early Years Professional Status candidates must demonstrate that they have effectively led the professional practice of their colleagues across the 0-5 age range. The second edition of this popular text helps Early Years students and experienced practitioners develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to do just that. It explains the nature of leadership and the EYP's role in promoting good practice and appropriate values and principles. This new edition has been fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on leading practice in a multi-professional context and the leader of practice as an agent of change.

Teamwork and Collaboration in Early Years Settings

Author: Mary Stacey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844455688
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book looks at the challenges of restructuring services and working with people with different training and working practices. It suggests that the way staff work together will impact on the service offered to children and their families. It explains how to be an effective member of the team and encourage confident and open communication between colleagues. It looks at what makes an effective team; discusses how the organisational set-up affects the practice positively or negatively; suggests ways for creating listening environments where colleagues can discuss differences; and emphasises the importance of developing professional learning together.

Supporting Pedagogy and Practice in Early Years Settings

Author: Shirley Allen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844457045
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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To achieve EYPS, candidates must understand the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS), and how to put it into practice. This text supports those on all EYPS pathways to extend their knowledge and understanding of effective pedagogy within the context of the EYFS. It begins by looking at effective practice in the EYFS and how research has informed recent initiatives. It goes on to cover children's learning and development, safe and stimulating environments and the role of the adult. The text considers how EYPs can support others in their practice to improve the delivery of learning throughout their setting.

Early Years Teaching and Learning

Author: Denise Reardon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 147393446X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Covering all routes to early years teaching, this textbook provides students and practitioners with everything they need to know to achieve their Early Years qualification. Previously titled Achieving Early Years Professional Status, this fantastic new edition is completely revised to include guidance and advice for those studying: Early Years Teacher Status Teach First Early Years Early Years Educator Early Years PGCE With new case studies illustrating best practice this text is also essential for professionals working in Early Years Education, Children’s Centres and local authorities. Journal articles linked to each chapter are available at https://study.sagepub.com/education

Achieving Early Years Professional Status

Author: Denise Reardon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446271986
Format: PDF, ePub
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Additional resources available online! Encompassing the Teaching Agency 2012 new-era EYPS standards, this new edition provides up-to-date advice and guidance grounded in current reading, research and government policy for all those training to achieve Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). The new edition features: - the Teaching Agency (2012) EYPS national standards - the new-era EYPS assessment process - explicit information on the new-era EYPS national requirements - ideas and examples of early years leadership and practice - more on how to manage change. The book offers support to those on all four pathways to achieve EYPS: - Undergraduate Entry Pathway (UEP) - Undergraduate Practitioner Pathway (UPP) - Graduate Entry Pathway (GEP) - Graduate Practitioner Pathway (GPP). Each chapter includes case studies, photographs illustrating practice, reflective practice tasks and suggested further reading and useful Websites. Journal articles linked to each chapter are available to read online via the SAGE website at www.sagepub.co.uk/Reardon2e Denise Reardon is Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) Programme Director at Canterbury Christ Church University. 'Denise's second edition of Achieving Early Years Professional Status is every bit as readable and useful as its forerunner. Updated to reflect both the 2012 EYPS Standards and current government policy, including on safeguarding, this book offers us a menu of engaging explanatory accounts and insights that both support and challenge aspiring and existing Early Years Professionals, so that they can better reflect on their own and others' practice and take positive actions to improve the life chances of our youngest children.' - Maureen Lee, Programme Leader for EYPS and Director of Early Years, Best Practice Network

Leadership In Early Childhood

Author: Rodd, Jillian
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033524680X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Leadership in Early Childhood is a practical resource for early childhood practitioners who want to understand how to create successful childcare and early education settings.

Working with Parents in Early Years Settings

Author: Ute Ward
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1446281760
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is written for all students of the Early Years. It begins by examining the role of a parent in a child's life and the importance of good working relationships between parents and Early Years practitioners. It goes on to discuss the preconceptions and assumptions that we all have about families and parents and considers the practical implications of working with parents in a respectful and trusting partnership. It explores both interpersonal and communication skills and the formal and informal ways of involving parents in the early years experience of their children. About the Early Years series This series has been designed to support students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood and related disciplines. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Learning features help readers engage with the text and understand the subject from a number of different viewpoints. Tasks pose questions to prompt thought and discussion and further reading suggestions, including useful websites, are included to help students access extended learning in each topic. Other titles in the series are Early Childhood Studies, Becoming a Practitioner in the Early Years, Child Observation for the Early Years and Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies. Ute Ward has been involved in the Early Years sector for more than 20 years in a range of different roles and contexts. In October 2011 Ute became Senior Lecturer in Early Years at the University of Hertfordshire where she teaches on Foundation Degrees and on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Leading and Managing in the Early Years

Author: Carol Aubrey
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1849207550
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This second edition of Leading and Managing in the Early Years explores and integrates leadership and management practice with a real understanding of early years settings. Revised and updated, this new edition includes further coverage of reflective practice and reflective leadership skills, EYPS as well as integrated center leadership, more on CPD (Continuing Professional Development), the impact of CLLD (Communication, Language and Literacy Development) initiatives and implementation of APP (Assessing Pupils' Progress), and practical suggestions for working with resistant groups and individuals. Carol Aubrey investigates different concepts and characteristics of EC leadership as well as the roles and responsibilities of EC leaders. She also explores the types of leadership programs or development which is needed to maximize the effectiveness of EC leaders. This book is essential reading for students in Early Childhood courses, Early Years Practitioners and local authority employees involved with the integrated centers initiative.

Pedagogical Documentation in Early Years Practice

Author: Alma Fleet
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526415372
Format: PDF
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Pedagogical documentation is a vital method of assessing and observing young children, and is a practice that enables practitioners, families and children to learn alongside each other. This book draws on the projects and experiences of senior researchers from nations including Australia, Canada, Sweden, Singapore, the UK and the USA to highlight multiple approaches to pedagogical documentation. Topics explored include: using video in pedagogical documentation making the most of outdoor learning environments developing pedagogical documentation within curriculum frameworks the relationship with Early Years transitions the potential of pedagogical documentation for leadership enactment. The book offers guidance, support and inspiration to practitioners and researchers on how to implement meaningful and sustainable child-focused observation in early years contexts.

Working with Children in the Early Years

Author: Carrie Cable
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136034625
Format: PDF
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Working with Children in the Early Years is an accessible introduction to early years theories, policy and practice, offering practitioners in a diverse range of settings the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills for working with young children. This fully updated second edition builds on new government agendas and interests in supporting quality provision for young children and their families. Bringing together current research and thinking in a broad range of areas, it covers: the diversity of practitioner roles and multi-agency working working with families listening to children observing and assessing developing professional roles health and well being curriculum and pedagogy the importance of play and learning in the early years All contributions are strongly practical and underpinned by relevant theory, and will support students and practitioners studying in the field of early years and early childhood studies as well as those aiming to achieve Early Years Professional Status. The book will also appeal to training providers, equipping them with a valuable and unique source to support a range of early years courses.