Building Better Behaviour in the Early Years

Building Better Behaviour in the Early Years

by Chris Dukes, Maggie Smith
     
 

By asking you to reflect on how the ethos, practice, and general approach in your setting impacts on the behavior of both children and adults, this book suggests sensible ways to achieve an exciting and stimulating environment for all. From an award-winning author team, there is down-to-earth advice, a number of common-sense solutions and all the essential

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Overview

By asking you to reflect on how the ethos, practice, and general approach in your setting impacts on the behavior of both children and adults, this book suggests sensible ways to achieve an exciting and stimulating environment for all. From an award-winning author team, there is down-to-earth advice, a number of common-sense solutions and all the essential information you will need to develop the best sort of setting, where everyone supports one another.

The book includes case studies of children between 0 to 5 years, sample policies, and lots of reproducible material on the CD-Rom that comes with the book

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'This guide is packed with useful advice, strategies and common-sense solutions that will support early years practitioners in developing a setting where staff and children can work together in a calm and positive atmosphere' -
Special Children

'This book when I first opened it I just knew would be for me. The layout and print was easy to read and understand. The ideas and strategies given are extremely useful to use, all with the child in mind. The section on making chocies so a child doesn't feel backed into a corner was very helpful, along with the CD to print off proformas' - Amazon Customer Review

'[This book is] essential reading for all early years students and practitioners' - Early Years Educator

'Building Better Behaviour in the Early Years will be a useful addition to any setting's practical resources for practitioners and should certainly assist managers and setting leaders in promoting a consistent approach to behaviour management for children of all ages' - Early Years Update

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847875198
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
Hands on Guides Series
Edition description:
Cd-Rom
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Dukes is a qualified teacher with over 20 years’ experience. She has worked in various London primary schools as a class teacher and also as a member of the Senior Management Team. Chris has a Master’s degree in Special Needs and through her later role as a Special Needs Co-ordinator and Support Teacher, many years’ experience of working with children with additional needs. Chris has worked closely, mentoring, advising and supervising staff teams to work with young children as well as with other education and health professionals. She currently works part time as an Area SENCO supporting Special Needs Co-ordinators and managers in a range of early year’s settings. Chris is also one half of ‘earlymatters’ training and consultancy, is co-author of the Hands on Guides series of books and writes for various early years’ publications.

Maggie Smith began her career as a nursery teacher in Birmingham. She has worked as a peripatetic teacher for an under-5’s EAL Team and went on to become the Foundation Stage manager of an Early Years Unit in inner London. Maggie helped to set up an innovative unit for young children with behavioural difficulties and has also worked supporting families of children with special needs. She has taught on Early Years BTEC and CACHE courses at a college of higher education. Maggie currently works part time as an Area SENCO supporting Special Needs Co-ordinators and managers in a range of early year’s settings. She is also one half of ‘earlymatters’ training and consultancy, is co-author of the Hands on Guides series of books and writes for various early years’ publications.

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