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How to be an Outstanding Early Years Practitioner

How to be an Outstanding Early Years Practitioner Author Louise Burnham
ISBN-10 9781472934437
Release 2016-09-22
Pages 128
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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.



How to Be an Outstanding Early Years Practitioner

How to Be an Outstanding Early Years Practitioner Author Louise Burnham
ISBN-10 1472934407
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 128
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How to Be an Outstanding Early Years Practitioner has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from How to Be an Outstanding Early Years Practitioner also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full How to Be an Outstanding Early Years Practitioner book for free.



100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners Outstanding Practice

100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners  Outstanding Practice Author Lucy Peet
ISBN-10 9781472906359
Release 2013-10-24
Pages 144
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Working in the early years can be challenging, but to be outstanding in the early years can be even more difficult. This book contains 100 easily to implement ideas to transform your planning, practice and setting from good to outstanding in a flash! Full of tips to promote children's independence, stimulate their creative thinking, develop a sense of calm and maintain a structured environment, this book is an excellent tool for those new to working with this age range as well as more experienced practitioners.



Best Practice in the Early Years

Best Practice in the Early Years Author Alistair Bryce-Clegg
ISBN-10 9781441177353
Release 2015-06-18
Pages 144
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This book contains lots of easy-to-introduce activities and techniques that will move your practice towards that outstanding level! Not just when being observed, but all the time. The author, Alistair Bryce-Clegg is known for his original and creative ideas and witty and accessible writing style, and this book does not disappoint! It is filled with brilliant ideas covering everything you need to know as an early years practitioner, including advice for planning sessions, setting up an outstanding environment and encouraging outdoor learning activities. There is also a big focus on child-led learning and help and advice for working with parents. This book is a must for all early years practitioners and early years school teachers eager to ensure their practice is the best it can be for all of the children in their care.



Early Years Observation and Planning in Practice

Early Years Observation and Planning in Practice Author Jenny Barber
ISBN-10 9781907241659
Release 2012-07-05
Pages 68
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This title is designed to help early years practitioners in any setting understand clearly and precisely how to best plan for and observe learning in the early years. This title covers all the key aspects of planning and observing that affect those in practice, including how to: Assess and observe children, Put children at the heart of your planning, Link observation to planning, Plan for the Early Years Foundation Stage. This title also includes printable/photocopiable forms for you to use to structure your own planning and observations with, and help you to put the best practice examples in this book directly into practice.



Early Years Placements

Early Years Placements Author Jackie Musgrave
ISBN-10 9781909682689
Release 2015-03-09
Pages 146
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This is a key text for all those undertaking placements or work-based learning (WBL) in early years settings. Taking a practical approach underpinned by theory and research, it guides student practitioners through their WBL to help them achieve an outstanding experience. There is a focus on the variety of child, parent and practitioner perspectives plus case studies involving the full range of ages from across the early years. While it is invaluable in answering key questions about placements it also encourages a reflective and critical approach throughout that develops and promotes professionalism. It is completely up to date with the latest Early Years Foundation Stage and includes reference to the Early Years Teachers' Standards.



Planning in the Moment with Young Children

Planning in the Moment with Young Children Author Anna Ephgrave
ISBN-10 9781351625227
Release 2018-01-29
Pages 170
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Young children live in the here and now. If adults are to make a real difference to their learning they need to seize the moments when children first show curiosity, and support their next steps immediately. This book embraces the concept of planning "in the moment" and emphasises the critical role of the adult in promoting child-led learning, giving early years practitioners the confidence and insight to work and plan in the moment, and enabling the children in their care to live, learn, play and develop in the here and now. Planning in the Moment with Young Children maintains a strong link to practice, providing numerous examples of how practitioners can integrate spontaneous planning and rich adult–child interactions into their everyday practice and early years curricula. From timetabling to setting clear rules, creating enabling environments, keeping records and making use of a variety of materials, the book demonstrates the multitude of ways in which practitioners can encourage child autonomy and respond to the unique needs of each child. Examples from practice are rooted in theory, fully contextualised, and exemplified by original documentation sourced from the author’s own experiences and from a wide variety of settings. ? Key features include: over 180 full colour photographs to illustrate practice; photocopiable pages including planning sheets, documentation and activity sheets; advice on working with parents, individual children and groups; tailored guidance on working with children at different stages of development from birth to age 6 years; relevance to a range of settings, including childminders, pre-schools, nurseries and schools. When children are allowed to select where, with what, and how to play, they are truly invested in their play, they become deeply involved and make dramatic progress. This book is an outstanding testament to a responsive and child-led way of working in early years environments. Practitioners will be guided, inspired and supported to work spontaneously and reactively – planning as they go and celebrating the results!



Outstanding Early Years Provision in Practice

Outstanding Early Years Provision in Practice Author Nicola Scade
ISBN-10 1909280976
Release 2017-06-30
Pages 100
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Outstanding Early Years Provision in Practice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Outstanding Early Years Provision in Practice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Outstanding Early Years Provision in Practice book for free.



Autumn

Autumn Author Lucy Peet
ISBN-10 9781408173923
Release 2012
Pages 64
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Bang up to date with the new EYFS this exciting series of books helps practitioners working with 3-5 year olds integrate the newly proposed 7 areas of learning and 19 aspects into their planning and day to day activity. Owing to the fun, practical nature of the activities it is suitable for a wide range of setting, including schools, pre-schools, childminders and nurseries. Through the topic-based approach children will be involved in playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. Each book contains six weeks of highly detailed planning with an activity for each specific area of learning. A unique feature of the series is the differentiation - activities are pitched at expected, emerging and exceeding levels so the practitioner can meet the needs of all the children in her setting.



Successful Early Years Ofsted Inspections

Successful Early Years Ofsted Inspections Author Julian Grenier
ISBN-10 9781473994461
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 152
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The stakes have never been higher: Ofsted have a new, tougher inspection framework for the early years. If you are judged to be less than good, you risk losing funding for places. A reputation that took years to build can vanish overnight. But instead of hiding behind the “Ofsted monster” to get things done, Early Years expert Julian Grenier argues that it’s time to do what’s right for children and families, and build long-lasting and effective provision. Completely up to date with Ofsted’s new Common Inspection Framework and avoiding a ‘tick-box’ approach to preparation, Julian focuses on the importance of developing your provision and your team up to and beyond inspection day. It is accompanied by easy-to-use time-saving pro formas and self-reflective documents that can be downloaded online for free. This book is ideal for head teachers, senior leaders, EYFS co-ordinators, nursery managers and Early Years practitioners.



The Nursery Year in Action

The Nursery Year in Action Author Anna Ephgrave
ISBN-10 9781317504467
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 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.



Continuous Provision in the Early Years

Continuous Provision in the Early Years Author Alistair Bryce-Clegg
ISBN-10 9781472930378
Release 2013-05-09
Pages 128
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Based on Alistair's extensive experience in school, this book brings together his knowledge of Continuous Provision and the high level impact and engagement that it can bring. He explains what Continuous Provision is, how to link it to assessment and provides numerous case studies and illustrations of how this works in practice. This book will help practitioners plan their provision (indoors and out) so that it provides carefully structured learning opportunities.



Working with Children Aged 0 3 and Their Families

Working with Children Aged 0   3 and Their Families Author Tracy Gallagher
ISBN-10 9781317204374
Release 2017-07-06
Pages 196
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This inspiring book shows how Early Years staff can support the best possible practice for children under three and their families whilst making use of the limited funding available. Promoting the idea of infants as powerful learners, the authors focus on 0-3 years as the vital first phase of education and care, which can require a very specific pedagogical approach. They discuss the principles that underpin the practice of working with the youngest children, the critical nature of highly effective pedagogical practice and the important role of family workers in building relationships with parents and the extended family. Working with Children Aged 0–3 and Their Families explores the challenges and responsibilities of working with young children and communicates the ‘Pen Green approach’. Pen Green has become a focal point for Early Years professionals due to its outstanding Early Years provision. The innovative approach chronicled in this book will encourage practitioners to research their own practice and use the outcomes to create a radical, unique and yet highly effective provision for infants, toddlers and their families. The book will be of interest to Early Years professionals, foundation and undergraduate students, and early childhood educators.



The Philosophy and Practice of Outstanding Early Years Provision

The Philosophy and Practice of Outstanding Early Years Provision Author Pat Beckley
ISBN-10 9781351797009
Release 2018-06-14
Pages 192
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This book examines the philosophical and theoretical foundations of early years practice, and supports practitioners as they reflect on the collective and personal rationales which motivate and inform their work with young children. Theoretical underpinnings are explored from a variety of perspectives, and are translated into effective strategies for application in a range of early years settings. Featuring contributions from leading early years professionals, The Philosophy and Practice of Outstanding Early Years Provision draws on sound expertise to deepen the reader’s understanding of the concepts and ideas behind everyday practice. The book is divided into four easily navigated sections which explore key issues including the creation of enabling environments, leadership in the early years, the opportunities and challenges presented by diversity, and the value of creative approaches. Recommended strategies are discussed in relation to emerging global pressures and the needs of the contemporary child, inviting practitioners to modify and enhance future behaviour and practice. This will be essential reading for students and practitioners who wish to improve current and future practice by gaining insight into the philosophical foundations which underpin outstanding provision.



An Introduction to Early Childhood

An Introduction to Early Childhood Author Tim Waller
ISBN-10 9781473905108
Release 2014-04-23
Pages 440
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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. This book also comes with a new companion website. Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/walleranddavis3e to access a wealth of additional resources including: Child Observation Videos give students a peek into a real Early Years settings and insight into child behaviour. These track particular children at different stages in their development, showing videos of the children 12 months apart in order to observe their development. Great basis for seminar discussions and student assignments. Employability podcasts providing hints and tips about going on your first placement and getting your first job Podcasts from chapter authors providing deeper insight into key topics Free SAGE Journal Articles to deepen students' understanding on core topics Web links directing to useful websites for further study and support in practice.



Learning with Music

Learning with Music Author Frances Turnbull
ISBN-10 9781317275336
Release 2017-08-07
Pages 266
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Learning with Music offers an accessible introduction to music education theory for those working in the early years. Using real case studies and rich examples, the book provides practical suggestions to develop the formative ideas of music education, such as melody, rhythm, pulse and timbre, into games and activities for every early years setting. Chapters include a range of tried-and-tested lesson sequences and accompanying developmental benefits, allowing practitioners to confidently create tailor-made lesson plans and manage music sessions, ranging from one child through to larger groups. Each concept is grounded in child development theory, as well as music education theory, giving practitioners an insight into the research-based principles and priorities of music education for their own unique setting. With a clear focus on the benefits of teaching music from birth to preschool, Learning with Music is essential reading for all early years practitioners, as well as students on Early Childhood courses.



100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners Outdoor Play

100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners  Outdoor Play Author Julie Mountain
ISBN-10 9781472911049
Release 2015-05-21
Pages 120
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Children benefit hugely from regular, frequent and progressive outdoor play, and it should therefore be an integral part of their early education. This brand new addition to the 100 ideas series offers early years practitioners easy-to-implement outdoor play activities and practical advice on managing and evaluating your provision. Dip in and out of the ideas which range in complexity, from 'getting started' activities for practitioners who are inexperienced or less confident about outdoor play, to more challenging strategies for those who have used Forest School ideas. Julie Mountain's wealth of knowledge and abundance of creativity and enthusiasm shines through with activities involving mark making, storytelling, communicating, exploration, maths and mud! In addition, there are guest ideas from outdoor play experts Kierna Corr, Felicity Robinson, Lesley Romanoff, Juliet Robertson, Lily Horseman and Mary Jackson and an extensive further reading section. The ideas in this book will inspire you to get outside and make the most of your outdoor space however big or small it is and whatever the weather decides to throw at you! INCLUDES Teaching tips - Taking it further ideas - Ideas for involving parents - Bonus ideas