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.

Children's Centres and Children's Services?

Children's centres and children's services?

Chapter Objectives

The chapter explores Sure Start children's centres (SSCC) and considers:

  • the driving forces that have promoted the development of SSCCs in England;
  • the services available at a centre and the benefits to children and families;
  • a picture of practice looking at some of the roles and responsibilities of those involved in leading and managing a centre.

Driving Forces

Over the past decade, early years care and education has been significantly driven forward by Government initiatives. Change has been fuelled by a raft of policies and strategies introduced with the aim of supporting the welfare of children and families. The way childcare is financed has been radically overhauled and legislation put in place that has enshrined in law the educational expectations ...

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