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The earliest years of a child’s life play a critical role in their development.

A strong, stable foundation from which children can grow and thrive is essential to ensure that they maximise their potential in the primary and secondary stages of education.

Critical Publishing offer a vast array of early years texts that we believe are the most informed, critical and accessible books in today’s market.

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Behaviour Management: Getting it Right in a Week

Workable strategies, tips and advice for busy teachers who want to address low level disruption and improve behaviour in their classroom. 

The Critical Years

Early Years Development from Conception to 5

A book that brings up to date theory and understanding of child development in the early years into the workplace.

 

Developing as a Reflective Early Years Professional

A Thematic Approach

An up to date and accessible text that takes a critical approach to key themes within the early years, with a focus throughout on reflective practice.

Early Years Placements

A Critical Guide to Outstanding Work-based Learning

A key text for all those undertaking placements or work-based learning in early years settings.

Early Years Policy and Practice

A Critical Alliance

A comprehensive and up to date text for all those required to understand past and current early years’ policy and practice.

Global Childhoods

Suitable for students on all early years courses that include a module on global childhoods, this text examines how culture and society shape childhoods through considering the lived experiences of children internationally. 

International Perspectives on Early Years Workforce Development

Edited by Verity Campbell-Barr and Janet Georgeson Series edited by Chelle Davison

An examination of the current structure of the early childhood education and care workforce in different countries, each of which represents a distinct philosophical tradition. 

Language, Literacy and Communication in the Early Years:

A critical foundation

An essential text for students and practitioners on the development and acquisition of language and literacy in the early years. 

Learning through Movement in the Early Years

A concise and up to date text for students and practitioners that looks specifically at children’s learning through movement and the implications of this understanding for practice in early years settings. 

Mentoring: Getting it Right in a Week

By Jonathan Gravells Series edited by Susan Wallace

An accessible guide to effective mentoring for all busy teachers and school leaders. 

Observing Children and Families

Beyond the Surface

This book explains the unique insights that child observation can bring to practice with children and families and helps the reader develop their own skills in this approach.

 

Studying for Your Early Years Degree

Skills and knowledge for becoming an effective early years practitioner

A one stop shop of accessible and relevant information for all early years students to help them succeed in their degree, increase their employability skills and develop as ethical and critically reflective practitioners. 

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Technology-enhanced Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

An up to date and informed exploration of technology-enhanced learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, suitable for all trainee and in-service teachers.

Developing as a Reflective Early Years Professional

A Thematic Approach

An up to date and accessible text that takes a critical approach to key themes within the early years, with a focus throughout on reflective practice.

Studying for Your Early Years Degree

Skills and knowledge for becoming an effective early years practitioner

A one stop shop of accessible and relevant information for all early years students to help them succeed in their degree, increase their employability skills and develop as ethical and critically reflective practitioners. 

Behaviour Management: Getting it Right in a Week

Workable strategies, tips and advice for busy teachers who want to address low level disruption and improve behaviour in their classroom.