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Teamwork and Collaboration in Early Years Settings

Teamwork and Collaboration in Early Years Settings

First Edition

February 2010 | 144 pages | Learning Matters
This book looks at the challenges of restructuring services and working with people with different training and working practices. It suggests that the way staff work together will impact on the service offered to children and their families. It explains how to be an effective member of the team and encourage confident and open communication between colleagues. It looks at what makes an effective team; discusses how the organisational set-up affects the practice positively or negatively; suggests ways for creating listening environments where colleagues can discuss differences; and emphasises the importance of developing professional learning together.

Setting the scene: the Early Years Professional within the team
The nature of teamwork
Looking at your organisation
Communicating assertively with your team
Meeting together: creating listening forums
Developing professional learning together
Managing change
Taking part in a multi-agency team

A sound overview of the essentials in team working in an early years setting

Ms fiona hall
School of Education, Staffordshire University
September 12, 2016

The students found this resource useful when researching working with colleagues in the setting. Much of the information was easily accessible as the students could relate to it within their own workplace.

Miss Lisa Holland
Education , Tameside College
June 1, 2015

This book gives a good overview of teamwork and collaboration referring to key theories of Belbin and Tuckman.

Some references made to government guidance have now been superseded.

Mrs Sharon Towse
Centre for Educational Studies, University of Hull
July 24, 2014

really useful for students to find out about collaborative practice and professionals working together.

Mrs Melanie Mackinder
Early years Education, Bishop Grosseteste College
February 24, 2014

Highly recommended, has been purchased by most of the students on the course and one which will remain on the reading list for next year. An excellent source of information

Ms Yasmin Stefanov-King
Scarborough School of Education, Hull University
June 11, 2013

This book is very helpful for EYPS students

Rosie Walker
Institute of Education, Worcester University
October 30, 2012

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