We’ve all heard of the term school readiness but how many of us understand what is meant by it? What does it mean in the context of child development and wellbeing and what implications does it have for creating enthusiastic lifelong learners? How can we really give our children the best start in their most formative years? This book will ensure you understand school readiness but also understand: – the experiential nature of children’s learning – how future success is affected by the experiences that have gone before – the importance of your role in the child’s journey This book will give you the confidence to deliver practice that exceeds expectations and the knowledge to stand by your approach to teaching and caring for the children you work with.

The Essential Role Of The Practitioner

The Essential Role Of The Practitioner

This Chapter Will

  • explore what it means to work effectively with children during their preparation for formal schooling
  • consider the pivotal roles of the practitioner and teacher working within the early years
  • invite practitioners to consider the range and scope of their role through suggestions and debate.

To secure in children features of Lifelong Learning capable of effecting long-term achievement and optimal life chances requires highly specialised practices and behaviours. Informed, confident and equipped to facilitate and enable the experiences required, early years practitioners must recognise opportunities for learning whilst challenging misguided and inappropriate practices and requests. This chapter will explore the mindset and actions of the practitioner as their actions naturally guide children towards every future ...

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