Designed to facilitate professional development and critical reflection in the leadership of services for children and families, this book will enhance the understanding of readers from a range of disciplines and at varying levels of study. Packed with case studies depicting the experiences of children and their families in transition and exploring a wide range of scenarios, the chapters:

Explore transitions from a range of perspectives; Discuss the value of developing collaborative practice in deepening awareness of children's views and experiences; Explore the impact of practitioner inquiry; Look at examples of contemporary practice; Consider the ethics, policies and law relating to current issues; Enrich the reader's understanding of professional responsibility

Each chapter contains a chapter overview, a case study and suggestions for further reading. This book is relevant to all practitioners working with young children and their families and to all those studying early childhood.

Starting at Pre-School

Starting at pre-school

Chapter Overview

When a parent leaves a child at a sessional Early Years setting it is a big transition for the family. The transition process in the setting is a constant feature as children start throughout the year. This has an impact on everyone: the new child, parents, members of staff and other children. This chapter explores two families’ experiences of joining pre-schools with the aim of showing how transitions can be improved for future children, families and members of staff. It identifies the importance of key factors that affect transitions including the emotional well-being of the child, the quality of the preparation for the transition, the strength of key carer and family or carer relationships, and the general pre-school culture ...

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