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The Early Years Teacher's Book

The Early Years Teacher's Book
Achieving Early Years Teacher Status

Second Edition

April 2018 | 448 pages | Learning Matters

This book guides you through what you need to know about Early Years Teacher Status step by step. It explains how you can work to meet each of the Standards and assessment requirements. The author addresses trainees’ common concerns about early years practice and study skills and meeting EYTS requirements and gives many examples of the strategies that trainees found most helpful. Each chapter explores each aspect of every Standard and indicator, with notes on theory, practical tips, case studies, activities and suggestions for further reading.


This book helps you to:

•  understand all aspects of each Standard and indicator

•  link your practice to the Standards

•  understand the assessment requirements and how to strengthen your evidence

•  plan and track your evidence

•  complete your written assignments and create your portfolio with confidence

•  develop the skills needed to take on a leadership role

This Second Edition has been updated to include new guidance on Standard 7 around the Prevent Agenda and the work of Channel. The text is also updated to include information on the 'Integrated review' at age 2.

Introduction to your Early Years Teacher Status
Early Years Teacher Status requirements
Getting to know the Standards
Assessment methods
Age range requirements
Preparing for placement
School-based placement
Your action plan
Guidance for mentors and mentees
Understanding ‘personal practice’ and ‘leadership’
Standard 1 Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge all children
Standard 2 Promote good progress and outcomes by children
Standard 3 Demonstrate good knowledge of Early Learning and EYFS
Standard 4 Plan education and care taking account of the needs of all children
Standard 5 Adapt education and care to respond to the strengths and needs of all children
Standard 6 Make accurate and productive use of assessment
Standard 7 Safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and provide a safe learning environment
Standard 8 Fulfil wider professional responsibilities

Using as a support resource

Miss Jenna J Webb
September 23, 2021

Easy read and great for all budding EY's teachers.

Mrs Dawn Burnham
Early Years, Farnborough College of Technology
June 19, 2018

Very helpful book, full of practical examples and ideas of how to break down the EYITT standards into smaller steps. It is also useful for students working towards internal, graduate competencies.

Mrs Nicola Stobbs
St John's Campus, Worcester University
December 20, 2018

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