‘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

Policies for the Youngest Children

Policies for the Youngest Children

Policies for the youngest children

This chapter will introduce:

  • The policy context and its historical development in the UK in the twenty-first century
  • Why Every Child still Matters
  • Training and qualifications for practitioners

The Policy Context in the UK in the Twenty-First Century

Whatever one's role in working with young children, there can be no doubt that the policy changes in the past two decades have been huge. The face of early childhood education and care has changed beyond recognition from that of the late 1980s, and it is no longer the case that work with the youngest children sits in a policy vacuum.

Everyone who works with or for young children cannot help but be acutely aware of the extensive and rapid changes in care ...

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