• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Every early years setting strives to create a calm and positive atmosphere, where children can thrive and develop as successful and confident learners.

By asking you to reflect on how the ethos, practice, and general approach in your setting impacts on the behavior of both children and adults, this book suggests sensible ways to achieve an exciting and stimulating environment for all.

From an award-winning author team, there is down-to-earth advice, a number of common-sense solutions and all the essential information you will need to develop the best sort of setting, where everyone supports one another.

Chapters offer guidance on:

  • Creating an enabling environment for all
  • Developing a team-based approach
  • Considering the whole child
  • Working with parents, and other professionals
  • Observing and assessing behavior
  • Sharing good practice

The book includes case studies of children between ...

A Whole Child Approach
A whole child approach

All early years practitioners are aware that children, like adults, have a wide and varied home life and experience different relationships. They are part of a family and a wider community as well as members of the setting community. That is why early years practitioners have always viewed children holistically. This approach is reflected in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

When considering the individual ...

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