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Working with Families
Working with Families
Chapter Objectives
  • Discuss the importance of working in partnership with families.
  • Consider whether the setting is accessible to families.
  • Describe the development of professional relationships with families with a range of needs.
  • Identify the need to protect early childhood staff.

This chapter explores how relationships between practitioners and families can be developed and sustained, to ensure that each child receives the best possible care and education at the start of their life. We cover the importance of communication and reflection in ensuring that settings are accessible and the diverse needs of families are recognised. Furthermore, we consider some of the challenges that families face, relating to mental health, disabilities, family breakdown and transitions. We believe that in this ...

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