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Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners

The books in this exciting new series have been written to closely mirror major modules in the GNVQ in Childcare (levels 1 & 2). Packed full of illustrations, practical ideas, support and advice, this series addresses the key issues arising from working in today’s nursery and school environments.

Benefit from the experiences of our highly qualified authors to help you captivate and inspire the children in the early years of their education.

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1-10 of 13 results in Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners
  1. Drama 3-5

    A practical guide to teaching drama to children in the Early Years Foundation Stage, 2nd Edition

    By Debbie Chalmers

    Series: Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners

    Would you like to offer constructive, creative and exciting new dramatic learning experiences to the children in your setting? The importance of using drama to promote active and creative learning in the early years is widely recognised, and this fully updated second edition of Drama 3-5 will guide...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Identifying Additional Learning Needs in the Early Years

    2nd Edition

    By Christine Macintyre

    Series: Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners

    I know there is something wrong, but what? How do I know if outside help for this child is needed? How do I tell parents that their child could have a learning difficulty? These are questions that most nursery workers will have to face during their careers, and questions which this new edition of...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Understanding Children’s Development in the Early Years

    Questions practitioners frequently ask, 2nd Edition

    By Christine Macintyre

    Series: Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners

    Review of the first edition: 'This book provides a very accessible approach to building a better understanding of young children and their development and will be an interesting and useful read for both experienced early years practitioners and for students who are just beginning to build their...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Music 3-5

    By Susan Young

    Series: Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners

    This book gives information, ideas and principles for music with three to five year olds that are both down-to-earth and up-to-date. Written in a style which is engaging and readable, it integrates recent theory and practice illustrating the discussion with examples and ideas taken from real...

    Published July 27th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Thinking and Learning About Mathematics in the Early Years

    By Linda Pound

    Series: Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners

    How can early years practitioners help young children to become not only numerate but aspiring mathematicians who love numbers, shapes and mathematical comparisons? The introduction of the Foundation Stage has led to practitioners seeking ways to teach maths which are more in line with the...

    Published March 25th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Early Years

    Many Languages - Many Children

    By Sandra Smidt

    Series: Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners

    Shortlisted for the Nasen Book that supports SEN and Disability Issues Award 2008 Are children who are exposed to more than one language from birth at an advantage or a disadvantage when starting school? Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Early Years examines the theoretical, ideological and...

    Published November 21st 2007 by Routledge

  7. Essential Nursery Management

    A Practitioner's Guide

    By Susan Hay

    Series: Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners

    Written by a highly acclaimed expert in the field, this practical and accessible book addresses all the critical aspects of effective nursery management. From leadership skills and one-to-one skills, developing and monitoring the curriculum; and staff training and appraisals, to astute financial...

    Published September 16th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Drama 3 - 5

    A Practical Guide to Teaching Drama to Children in the Foundation Stage

    By Debbie Chalmers

    Series: Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners

    As Drama becomes a very popular way of encouraging creative learning in the early years, this highly practical book shows early years practitioners how to teach drama and stagework to children from 3 – 5 years. Full of suggestions, actitivies and sample session plans that are set alongside intended...

    Published March 21st 2007 by Routledge

  9. Understanding Children's Development in the Early Years

    Questions Practitioners Frequently Ask

    By Christine MacIntyre

    Series: Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners

    This highly practical and accessible book is full of case studies and helpful advice on how to enhance our understanding of very young children. The author addresses key questions such as: is it nature or nurture that makes children who they are? how can I develop the best possible skills to...

    Published March 7th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Helping with Behaviour

    Establishing the Positive and Addressing the Difficult in the Early Years

    By Sue Roffey

    Series: Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners

    This book shows how to establish good practice in early years settings so that all children are supported in developing positive interactions with one another. With limited material available for practitioners in this area, Sue Roffey explains the features of an 'emotionally literate' environment...

    Published August 31st 2005 by Routledge