‘The first edition of this book set a milestone in writing about under threes. This second edition builds on that great achievement: its thinking about loving interactions in nurseries marks it out for its bravery and profound importance for a new generation of practice’-Peter Elfer, University of Roehampton


Your smiles are amazing – you first smiled when you were 26 days old and you've been smiling ever since! Now you smile and giggle with your whole body. What a joy you are.

(Extract written by a mother in her child's baby book)

Babies are amazing! In this book we seek to help early years practitioners to see the wonder of working with babies and young children. This book is for practitioners who want to rise to the challenge of working sensitively and respectfully with the youngest members of our society. This book is for people who want to create environments where babies and toddlers learn with their whole bodies. This book is for early childhood practitioners who want to know the utter joy of ...

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