Working with Babies and Children: From Birth to Three

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'The first edition of this book set a milestone in writing about under threes. This second edition builds on that great achievement: its thinking about loving interactions in nurseries marks it out for its bravery and profound importance for a new generation of practice'
-Peter Elfer, University of Roehampton

'The authors skilfully interlace theory and practice, foregrounding an ethic of respect and prompting critical reflection and dialogue'
-Dr Sacha Powell, Reader in Early ...

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Overview

'The first edition of this book set a milestone in writing about under threes. This second edition builds on that great achievement: its thinking about loving interactions in nurseries marks it out for its bravery and profound importance for a new generation of practice'
-Peter Elfer, University of Roehampton

'The authors skilfully interlace theory and practice, foregrounding an ethic of respect and prompting critical reflection and dialogue'
-Dr Sacha Powell, Reader in Early Childhood, Canterbury Christ Church University

'This clear, authoritative and scholarly book is informed by the authors' huge respect and affection for young children and those who work with them. A must-read'
-Helen Moylett, Early Learning Consultancy

This book is essential for all who work with children under three. Due to its combination of theory and practice, clear writing and pedagogical material. The second edition contains extensive updates on policy, new case studies, and activities from current settings.

This revised edition emphasises:

- child development and learning

- attachment/key person relationships

- planning the environment for babies

- understanding every child

- working with parents

This book will be useful to those on initial training courses, such as Foundation degrees, NVQ, BA Education and Early Childhood Studies, and for managers and practitioners undertaking CPD.

Jools Page teaches on the MA in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield.

Ann Clare is an Associate Tutor at the University of Sheffield.

Cathy Nutbrown is Head of the School of Education at the University of Sheffield.

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Editorial Reviews

Early Years Update
'This is a new edition of Working with Babies and Children which comes at a very appropriate time amid the uncertainty over quality provision with this age group.'
British Education Studies Association Journal - Kay Bennett
'Throughout the book there are questions for reflection, real-life extracts, case studies and ideas for practice which enhance its readability. I would recommend this book to early-years students and professionals already working in the field. It provides a deep understanding of babies and young children’s care, development and learning. This knowledge is vital if we are to enable all children to achieve their potential. The book begins by stating ‘Babies are amazing!’ and by the end of the book it would be difficult not to agree.'
From the Publisher
'The first edition of this book set a milestone in writing about under threes. This second edition builds on that great achievement updating policy and research and their practice implications. But it achieves more than that. Its thinking about what loving interactions mean in nurseries marks it out for its bravery and profound importance for a new generation of practice'
-Peter Elfer, University of Roehampton

'Situating early years work in an evolving policy framework, the authors' extensive understandings of education and care for children under three are evinced by their skilful interlacing of theory and practice, foregrounding an ethic of respect and prompting the critical reflection and dialogue that are pivotal for developing early years professionals'
-Dr Sacha Powell, Reader in Early Childhood, Canterbury Christ Church University

'This is a scholarly book written in a clear and authoritative style. It weaves together theory and practice to make complex ideas accessible and is clearly informed by the authors' huge respect and affection for young children and those who work with them - a must read for anyone interested in the learning and development of people under three'
-Helen Moylett, Early Learning Consultancy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446209066
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 1,117,883
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Cathy Nutbrown is Head of the School of Education at the University of Sheffield, where she teaches and researches in the field of early childhood education.

Cathy began her career as a teacher of young children and has since worked in a range of settings and roles with children, parents, teachers, and other early childhood educators. Cathy is committed to finding ways of working ‘with respect’ with young children, and sees the concept of quality in the context of what it means to develop curriculum and pedagogy in the early years with the ambition of working in a climate of ‘respectful education’.

She established the University of Sheffield MA in Early Childhood Education in 1998 and a Doctoral Programme in Early Childhood Education in 2008. In 2010 she contributed to the Tickell Review of the Early Years Foundation In June 2012 she reported on her year-long independent review for government on early years and childcare qualifications (The Nutbrown Review). She is Editor-in-Chief of the SAGE Journal of Early Childhood Research and author of over fifty publications on aspects of early childhood education.

Ann Clare, Ph D is an Early Years Foundation Stage consultant working for Trafford Children and Young People's Service. Ann originally qualified as a secondary school English teacher, before studying for her MA in Early Childhood Education whilst running a small nursery. She also has experience of working as an area manager for a private day nursery chain, and has been an assessor for the Early Years Professional Status. After working for several years in another North West local authority Ann decided to conduct her own research with children under the age of three in out of home care settings, as part of her journey towards gaining her Ph D at the University of Sheffield. Ann now supports students studying for their MA in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield. Her main area of interest within the field of Early Years is babies and young children under the age of three. She has written two articles for an early years magazine on this subject, and this is her first book.

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Table of Contents

What Do We Know about Children Under Three?
Looking beyond What We Already Know about Our Youngest Children
Policies for the Youngest Children
Planning for Early Learning and Development
Environments for Learning
Understanding Every Child
Planning for Positive Transitions
Permission to Love Them
References
Web Addresses
Useful Websites
Index

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