The Wellbeing of Children under Three

By Helen Bradford

© 2012 – Routledge

120 pages

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About the Book

The most rapid and significant phase of development occurs in the first three years of a child’s life. The Supporting Children from Birth to Three series focuses on the care and support of the youngest children. Each book takes a key aspect of working with this age group and gives clear and detailed explanations of relevant theories together with practical examples to show how such theories translate into good working practice.

Children’s personal, social and emotional wellbeing has a huge impact on their overall development. Drawing on recent research, this book looks at what wellbeing means for the under threes in the light of key aspects of UK and international social policy and practically demonstrates how practitioners can support children in this area.

Focusing on the home-setting partnership with parents, work attitudes, adult and child interaction and quality learning environment, the book explores the holistic role that adults play in supporting children’s individual personal, social and emotional needs. Features include:

  • clear explanation of relevant theories
  • case studies and examples of good practice
  • focus points for readers
  • questions for reflective practice

Providing a wealth of practical ideas and activities, this handy text encourages explores all aspects of babies and toddlers’ wellbeing to help practitioners ensure effective outcomes for the youngest children in their care.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1: Defining Wellbeing; Chapter 2: Personal, Social and Emotional Wellbeing; Chapter 3: Wellbeing, the Early Years Practitioner, and the Early Years Setting; Chapter 4: Wellbeing within the Early Years Setting: Supporting Babies and Children under Three; Chapter 5: Wellbeing: Principles behind and into Practice; Chapter 6: Drawing the Threads Together; References

About the Author

Helen Bradford is an Early Years Tutor on the Early Years and Primary PGCE course at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK. Her previous publications include: Communication, Language and Literacy (Fulton, 2008) Bears (Fulton, 2006) Woodland Creatures (Fulton, 2005) and Ourselves (Fulton, 2005).

About the Series

Supporting Children from Birth to Three

The most rapid and significant phase of development occurs in the first three years of a child’s life. The Supporting Children from Birth to Three series focuses on the care and support of the youngest children. Each book takes a key aspect of working with this age group and gives clear and detailed explanations of relevant theories together with practical examples to show how such theories translate into good working practice.

Each title in this series includes the following features:

  • clear explanation of relevant theories
  • case studies and examples of good practice
  • focus points for readers
  • questions for reflective practice

Collectively, the series provides practical ideas and activities to help practitioners to develop appropriate indoor and outdoor environments, to appreciate the importance of the planning cycle and to gain a better understanding of all aspects of babies and infants’ well-being.

 

Titles in this series include:

Appropriate Environements for Children under Three

Helen Bradford

Planning and Observation with Children under Three

Helen Bradford

The Wellbeing of Children under Three

Helen Bradford

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU023000
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDU044000
EDUCATION / Classroom Management
FAM025000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Infants & Toddlers