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.
Practical guidance on creative teaching, teaching for creativity and creative learning for all busy teachers.
A fully up-to-date guide to the Numeracy Skills Test for Teachers, providing support and guidance plus hundreds of sample questions and full practice papers to ensure success.
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.
Helps trainees and teachers to identify and support primary-aged children with mental health needs, providing a range of evidence-based tools.
An essential text specifically aimed at all beginning teachers involved in early years and Reception teaching, to help develop outstanding professional practice.
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.
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 up to date multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to the well-being of young children that supports child development modules on a variety of university courses.
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.
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.
Focuses on using a strength-based approach when working with children and families; based on the belief that there are always strengths in the most challenging of situations.