This book is designed as a guide for all those involved in the mentoring process. The roles of the mentor and practitioners are carefully examined and chapters cover the following:
o The role of the mentor
o The characteristics of a good mentor
o How mentoring supports personal and professional development
o The diversity of early years settings and professional roles
o Case studies of mentoring in practice
Chapters include a mixture of relevant theory, practical suggestions, case studies, questions for discussion, activities for personal and professional development and suggestions for further reading. There are suggestions and examples of materials that may be used, and a glossary of key terms.