Written for anyone working in the field of early years education and care, this book encourages students and practitioners to consider their own practice and to examine practice in a wide range of early years settings. The four sections link closely to the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and support the reader in developing a critical and reflective approach to their own work.

Issues covered include:

Play in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England; The Foundation Phase in Wales; Safeguarding children; The healthy child; Leading a team at a Children's CenteR; How caregivers are working with the EYFS; Leading and managing a multi-agency workforce; Continuing Professional Development for early years practitioners

Ideal for those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), this book is also a must-read for students on any early years course, and will help the professional development of all practitioners working with the Birth to Eight age range.

Safeguarding Children: Every Child Matters so Everybody Matters!

Safeguarding Children: Every Child Matters so Everybody Matters!

Safeguarding children: Every child matters so everybody matters!

Chapter Objectives

This chapter underlines the importance of safeguarding children and suggests that it is an essential part of every practitioner's role and responsibility. It asks that we look beyond the environment of the setting and consider the importance of working effectively with parents and families. It also considers the ‘new’ roles and responsibilities of those leading early years settings. This includes the need to be confident and competent in working in partnership with other professionals and agencies; working together to safeguard children. There is a need to highlight the advocacy role of the practitioner for children's empowerment and the importance of reflective practice. In doing so, there is allowance for ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles