Early Years Resources
A Critical Guide to Outstanding Work-based Learning
A key text for all those undertaking placements or work-based learning in early years settings.
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.
A critical foundation
An essential text for students and practitioners on the development and acquisition of language and literacy in the early years.
Helps trainees and teachers to identify and support primary-aged children with mental health needs, providing a range of evidence-based tools.
Essential support for all trainees and practitioners working in early years contexts, helping them to understand and mitigate against the risk factors of mental health needs in children from birth to 5.
Rediscovering early years pedagogy and principles
This book provides early years teacher educators with critical guidance to explore the enduring philosophies and principles of early years’ pedagogy and to creatively interpret and communicate these to those they are training to be teachers and professionals.
Subject and Pedagogic Knowledge
Essential reading for all those teaching or training to teach Early Years mathematics, providing comprehensive subject and pedagogic knowledge for those responsible for the youngest children in school and their vital first experiences of learning mathematics.
Helping children rise to the challenge of learning
In the Zone argues that challenge is an essential element of true learning, without which there can be no progress. It brings together supportive materials to encourage teachers to reflect on their present practice, take sensible risks with their teaching, and understand the importance of enjoyment and engagement for both teachers and pupils.
A key guide on behaviour, the number one concern for most early career teachers, providing a range of research informed and road-tested strategies to support the development of positive classroom systems and structures.
How knowing the facts can help your child succeed
A walk through all the most important issues in education, comparing commonly-held beliefs with simple summaries of the evidence, providing you with clear, jargon-free information.
Signposting better choices to more adventurous teaching
Go on! You can do it!
This book follows on from David Gumbrell’s text LIFT!, arguing that when you are feeling more resilient you have the courage and confidence to take more risks. You can also calculate that risk more rationally, thereby making it less risky and more likely to result in success.