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Little Minds Matter: Promoting Social and Emotional Wellbeing in the Early Years


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Creativity and Wellbeing in the Early Years Practical Ideas and Activities for Young Children

Creativity and Wellbeing in the Early Years: Practical Ideas and Activities for Young Children

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Sonia Mainstone-Cotton
April 20, 2023

This accessible and practical guide explores how we can enhance and embed creativity in the early years to support children’s wellbeing. The book initially explores the work of Anna Craft, Ken Robinson, and Reggio Emilia to think about creativity with young children, before considering what this ...

Anti-Racist Practice in the Early Years A Holistic Framework for the Wellbeing of All Children

Anti-Racist Practice in the Early Years: A Holistic Framework for the Wellbeing of All Children

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Valerie Daniel
April 11, 2023

Are all children treated equally in your class? Are you aware if you are displaying unconscious bias? How might this be playing out in your setting? These conversations need to take place if we are ever to shift systemic racism, for the wellbeing of all children in the early years and beyond. This ...

Little Brains Matter A Practical Guide to Brain Development and Neuroscience in Early Childhood

Little Brains Matter: A Practical Guide to Brain Development and Neuroscience in Early Childhood

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Debbie Garvey
March 14, 2023

This accessible guide introduces neuroscience, demystifying terminology and language and increasing the knowledge, skills and, importantly, confidence of anyone interested in brain development in early childhood. Practical and reflective chapters highlight the multi-faceted role of adults as ‘brain...

Developing Child-Centred Practice for Safeguarding and Child Protection Strategies for Every Early Years Setting

Developing Child-Centred Practice for Safeguarding and Child Protection: Strategies for Every Early Years Setting

1st Edition

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By Rachel Buckler
February 28, 2023

Placing children at the centre of safeguarding principles and practices is vital for ensuring the best child protection. This essential resource provides early years practitioners with all that they need to be confident and competent as they fulfil their roles and obligations to safeguard and ...

Building Positive Relationships in the Early Years Conversations to Empower Children, Professionals, Families and Communities

Building Positive Relationships in the Early Years: Conversations to Empower Children, Professionals, Families and Communities

1st Edition

By Jamel Carly Campbell, Sonia Mainstone-Cotton
August 18, 2022

In this unique and original book, Jamel Carly Campbell and Sonia Mainstone-Cotton come together to have an open and honest conversation about developing positive and responsive relationships in the early years. The book is divided into three main chapters – building positive relationships with ...

Supporting the Wellbeing of Young Children with EAL Essential Ideas for Practice and Reflection

Supporting the Wellbeing of Young Children with EAL: Essential Ideas for Practice and Reflection

1st Edition

By Liam A. Murphy
July 20, 2022

Language and communication skills are a key foundation of child development. This accessible and engaging resource enables early years educators to support the wellbeing and development of children whose first language is not English. Positioning language as a community entity, the book explores ...

A Guide to Mental Health for Early Years Educators Putting Wellbeing at the Heart of Your Philosophy and Practice

A Guide to Mental Health for Early Years Educators: Putting Wellbeing at the Heart of Your Philosophy and Practice

1st Edition

By Kate Moxley
May 05, 2022

This practical and accessible guide tackles the challenges that busy childcare educators face with their mental health in what is a wonderful, rewarding, but often exhausting role. Drawing from "day-in-the-life" experiences and case studies, this book sets out high-quality staff wellbeing practices...

Supporting Behaviour and Emotions in the Early Years Strategies and Ideas for Early Years Educators

Supporting Behaviour and Emotions in the Early Years: Strategies and Ideas for Early Years Educators

1st Edition

By Tamsin Grimmer
April 18, 2022

Have you ever wondered why children behave the way they do or why they can become overwhelmed with emotions so quickly? This practical resource has been created to help educators effectively support their children’s behaviour and better understand their emotions. The book focuses on the idea that ...

Supporting the Wellbeing of Children with SEND Essential Ideas for Early Years Educators

Supporting the Wellbeing of Children with SEND: Essential Ideas for Early Years Educators

1st Edition

By Kerry Murphy
March 07, 2022

As an early years practitioner, you will educate and care for children with a range of developmental needs and differences. This essential book introduces you to a play-rich approach providing both universal and targeted ideas that will support social and emotional development and ensure that ...

Outdoor Play for Healthy Little Minds Practical Ideas to Promote Children’s Wellbeing in the Early Years

Outdoor Play for Healthy Little Minds: Practical Ideas to Promote Children’s Wellbeing in the Early Years

1st Edition

By Sarah Watkins
October 29, 2021

This essential resource is designed to help busy early years practitioners to support the mental health of young children through outdoor play. Promoting social and emotional wellbeing in childhood has never been more important, and outdoor play is a crucial tool to build resilience, develop ...

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