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Working with Babies and Children

Working with Babies and Children
From Birth to Three

Second Edition

March 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
Web Addresses
Useful Websites

This practical and challenging book focuses on the relationship that early years professionals have with babies, young children and their families/carers.

Mrs Helen Middleton
Caring, Cardiff and Vale College
November 22, 2013

fabulous book which I have recommended to many students undertaking Early Years Initial Teacher Training who want to brush up on knowldge of the under three's

Mrs Nicola Stobbs
Institute of Education, Worcester University
November 11, 2013

Some very useful chapters on aspects of practice with the youngest children which is up to date and clearly explained.

Mrs Mary-Louise Maynes
Education, Bishop Grosseteste College
October 7, 2013

A thorough and up to date text which really highlights the crucial issues trainees and practitioners should be aware of - essentially the very unique years of growth and development from birth to three. The ideas for practice and points of reflection ensure that readers engage with the topics. I find this useful to teach from - and can recommend to those on the FDA Early Years as well as postgraduates on the EYTS.

Mrs Sarah Barton
School of Education, Portsmouth University
September 18, 2013

This is an important text, contributing relevant and evolving thinking around how the youngest children are supported in day care. Clearly written and completely in tune with the current discourse around 'care'.

Mrs Yvonne Boyd
Institute of Education, Reading University
September 18, 2013

Helpful book for the age group and well written for a range of readers.

Miss Alyson Lewis
Newport School of Education, University of Wales, Newport
September 11, 2013

Great book looking at supporting childrens independance. The chapter about environment for children gives excellent insights. Great book for the research project CCE.

Mrs Rachael Wilson
Education , Tyne Metropolitan College
September 10, 2013

I would recommend this book to all practitioners working in the early years.

AACATS, Ystrad Mynach College
August 15, 2013

Great for practitioners working with 0-3 yrs

Mrs Claire York
Education , Nelson & Colne College
August 6, 2013

This text is highly recommended due to the breadth and depth of knowledge of babies and children's needs. It is very readable and clearly enlightening, extending the reader's understandings through well-selected exemplification and carefully constructed guidance to reflective activity.

Mrs Louise Priestley
Department for Children Young People and Families, Leeds Trinity and All Saints
July 8, 2013

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