Mentoring in the Early Years
- Alison Robins - University of Worcester, UK
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.
'A valuable and timely contribution to the Early Years field. This will be essential reading for all Early Years practitioners engaged in practice-based learning and will provide valuable guidance for all mentors in the field' - Dr Rose Drury, Lecturer in Early Years, The Open University
'This book gives a thorough, detailed account of mentoring, with accompanying case studies which will be invaluable to anyone undertaking the role' - Kay Jaques, Nursery World
A super read and very suitable for the students to use in their studies at higher level
Particularly useful for leadership and management module. Difficult to find books within this area specific to early years
A very accessable book that highlights how we have developed mentoring in early years, and gives a good overview of what this looks like.
Key points and reflective points develop the skills promoted withint he book
Excellent book for the early years mentor. Really useful breakdown and easy to follow.
This was a very informative , thought provoking book that really helped me explore , with mentors, their role and responsibilities. It goes beyond just stating skills and really engages mentors with exxploring the part they play in CPD.
Lovely book which looks at practice-based learning and will provide useful guidance for all mentors in the field and tutors with professtional development units of work.
A bit skimpy for the price but one of the few books available purely addressing the subject of mentoring in Early Years settings.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: 'What Is Mentoring?'