‘I would recommend this book to students and trainees who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding of early years practice beyond level 3. This book is accessible, up to date and focuses on translating theory into practice, incorporating the essential higher order skill of reflection. The pedagogical foundations within place children firmly at the centre, whilst acknowledging the highly influential early years practitioner in the wider context of family, community and inclusive practice.’ Sarah Barton, Senior Lecturer and EY ITT Programme Leader, School of Education and Continuing Studies, University of Portsmouth Are you studying to become an early years teacher or educator, or studying for an early years degree, and looking for a book to guide you through your qualification? With stories of practice, questions for reflection, further reading and links to the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years), this book links professional practice with theory and research and will help you: • understand how children learn and develop • engage with the curriculum and the practice of teaching • learn more about the structure and reality of early years provision and practice for children aged from 0-8 years • develop ways to reflect upon your practice • develop professional skills and attributes needed to take a leading role • understand how to apply all of this to practice. This core textbook is ideal for students of early years and early childhood courses and will support you in your practice in the early years.

Joined-up Early Years Practice

Joined-up Early Years Practice
Joined-up Early Years Practice


Chapter 9.Partnership practice with parents and families

Chapter 10.Inclusive early years practice

Chapter 11.Researching early years practice

Chapter 12.Leading early years practice

The four chapters in Part 3 discuss four themes that join up early years practice. As pedagogical approaches to professional practice, they inform and underpin practitioners’, educators’ and teachers’ work with children, families and other professionals. Like sewing thread, these pedagogical approaches join the patchwork squares of early years practice together, making a patchwork quilt that becomes a cloak of professional practice for practitioners, educators and teachers in their daily working practices with young children and families.

Chapter 9, ‘Partnership practice with parents and families’, considers working in partnership with parents, carers and families and their key role in their ...

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