'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.'
"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."
"The authors skilfully interlace theory and practice, foregrounding an ethic of respect and prompting critical reflection and dialogue."
"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."
'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
'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.'
A very useful text which covers a range of subject areas and offers questions for reflection. Tables and photographs enhance the chapter text and this will be most useful when discussing key issues with students.
Informative text in relation to yearly years practice that also includes young babies - which is applicable to the early years practitioners on the course based in nurseries. Opportunities for reflective practice.
Particularly like the "ideas for practice" and the case studies within the grey boxes. These add extra depth and reality to a good book.
The book opens with a robust chapter on research before moving on to discuss a range of useful related topics for the under 3s. The stories invite reflection, as do the useful "questions for reflection".
Working with babies and children: From birth to three by
Jools Page, Ann Clare and Cathy Nutbrowne
New Zealand Tertiary College
This is a compilation of writing about practice with children under three. The
authors are all based in England and, consequently, the focus is on issues and
experiences specific to the English context, but within this, there is still
discussion of ideas that are relevant to Aotearoa/New Zealand. The information
within the book would be most useful in supporting students to develop
For those students working with babies and young children I have recommended this text. I am aware of the expertise of the authors and have also sourced the authors more recent journal articles which continue to develop knowledge of the subject.
A useful reference for those students interested in working with the under threes.
Excellent text, well informed, accessible and relevant to students, practitioners and teachers. Particularly pertinent to settings accepting children with 2 year old free places.
This book is quite relevant to use when discussing the current 'two year olds' situation. It places strong emphasis on recent research, which is crucial in studying the FdA in Early Years.
This book is an excellent key text in it's own right and will supplement my more general key texts on child development. The focus on birth to three in such detail, with current research, thinking about the environment, focus on children's rights and views, responding to children's thinking and behaviours is ideal to enable our students to examine current perspectives on ideal childcare support.
A very practical book for those new to early years, and to planning for young children. Working with the under 3s is often and area students struggle with, this book will certainly prove helpful.
Excellent text for reflective practitioners
Case studies are used to good effect to support learning and further discussion
Good for those practitioners working in baby rooms to provide for their individual needs.
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