Developing Professional Practice 0-7 provides a thoroughly comprehensive and cutting edge guide to developing the understanding and practical skills necessary for working within early years education. The new edition is fully updated for the revised Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework.
The updated edition covers all core topics associated with developing effective professional practice, including leadership and management, personalised learning and continuing professional development. There is also a strong focus on parent/carer engagement, setting accountability for the lowest attaining groups, the parent/carer and child voice in education, transition, SEND reform, early intervention, and developing leadership at all levels including as a business model.
Readers can explore in-depth issues, and take ownership of them, by applying theory to real practice in schools and early years settings. Chapter contents are directly linked to the Early Years Teacher Standards, providing a clear understanding of how the content relates to competencies and allowing readers to reflect critically on best practice. Discussion points and case studies further connect theory to practice and offer a genuinely accessible and engaging introduction to supporting the education of babies, toddlers and young children.
This vibrant, dynamic and interactive approach uses examples of real practice, along with a range of additional features tailored to support the reader in developing their knowledge, skills and understanding. Developing Professional Practice 0-7 is essential reading for anyone training to work in the early years, and an invaluable resource for all those already in the early stages of their careers.
Table of Contents
Part 1- Leading Learning
Chapter 1-Policy to Practice: Children as individuals
Chapter 2 –Values promoting learning
Chapter 3- Communication
Chapter 4- Collaborating to promote learning: A framework for leadership
Chapter 5- Commitment to change
Part 2- Improving children’s outcomes
Chapter 6- Knowing the child: Development and Learning
Chapter 7- Assessment
Chapter 8- Next Steps: Developing an Aspirational framework
Chapter 9- Planning
Chapter 10- Developing pedagogy to meet teaching needs
Part 3- Health, happiness and well being
Chapter 11- The learning environment
Chapter 12- Computer technologies and environments for learning
Chapter 13- Developing behaviour for learning and well being
Chapter 14- The child’s voice: enhancing communication
Chapter 15- Well- being through the Early Learning Goals
Part 4- Working with others
Chapter 16- Engaging parents and carers
Chapter 17- Working with colleagues: culture, ethos and practice
Chapter 18-Smooth transitions
Chapter 19- Multi-agency working
Chapter 20- A business approach to leadership in early years
Sonia Blandford is CEO of Achievement for All and Professor of Education and Social Enterprise at IOE, UCL.
Catherine Knowles is a researcher at Achievement for All and a visiting fellow at the University of Warwick.