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Working with Babies and Children
From Birth to Three

Second Edition

© 2013 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Working with Babies and Children is essential for all who work with children under three due to its combination of theory and practice, clear writing, and pedagogical material. The Second Edition contains extensive updates on policy, new case studies, and activities from current settings.

This revised edition emphasizes:
  • child development and learning

  • attachment/key person relationships

  • planning the environment for babies

  • understanding every child

  • working with parents

This book will be useful to those on initial training courses, such as Foundation degrees, NVQ, BA Education and Early Childhood Studies, and for managers and practitioners undertaking CPD.
 
What Do We Know about Children Under Three?
 
Looking beyond What We Already Know about Our Youngest Children
 
Policies for the Youngest Children
 
Planning for Early Learning and Development
 
Environments for Learning
 
Understanding Every Child
 
Planning for Positive Transitions
 
Permission to Love Them
 
References
 
Web Addresses
 
Useful Websites
 
Index

'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


'Situating early years work in an evolving policy framework, the authors' extensive understandings of education and care for children under three are evinced by their skilful interlacing of theory and practice, foregrounding an ethic of respect and prompting the critical reflection and dialogue that are pivotal for developing early years professionals'
-Dr Sacha Powell, Reader in Early Childhood, Canterbury Christ Church University


'This is a scholarly book written in a clear and authoritative style. It weaves together theory and practice to make complex ideas accessible and is clearly informed by the authors' huge respect and affection for young children and those who work with them - a must read for anyone interested in the learning and development of people under three'
-Helen Moylett, Early Learning Consultancy


'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.'

Early Years Update
Early Years Update

'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.'

Kay Bennett
University of Wolverhampton
British Education Studies Association Journal

"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."

Peter Elfer
University of Roehampton

"The authors skilfully interlace theory and practice, foregrounding an ethic of respect and prompting critical reflection and dialogue."

Dr. Sacha Powell
Reader in Early Childhood, Canterbury Christ Church University

"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."

Helen Moylett
Early Learning Consultancy

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.

Mrs Heather Elizabeth Brammer
Faculty of Business and Law, Staffordshire University
December 8, 2015

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.

Mrs Terrie A Blaszczyk
Education Department, Roehampton University
August 28, 2015

Particularly like the "ideas for practice" and the case studies within the grey boxes. These add extra depth and reality to a good book.

Mrs Tanya Richardson
School of Education, Northampton University
July 3, 2015

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".

Miss Dianne Mitchell
School of Education, Social Work &, Dundee University
May 1, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: What Do We Know About Children Under Three?


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