How to be an Outstanding Early Years Practitioner

Author: Louise Burnham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472934431
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Early years practitioners are under an increasing amount of pressure to achieve an 'outstanding' grade in Ofsted inspections, particularly those who are newly qualified or in their first few years in the classroom. But why should the focus be on achieving that all-important grade for one day only? All practitioners should aspire to deliver outstanding practice on a daily basis. This comprehensive guide will help practitioners to do just that! Divided into easy-to-follow chapters, this book breaks down the specific importance of each key area, including: knowledge of the EYFS; relationships with others; planning and assessment; safeguarding and child protection. From advice that will help practitioners to adapt these key areas into their planning to practical ideas that will support them with a number of scenarios that could arise in the classroom, this book is ideal companion for any practitioner who is new to the profession.

100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners Outstanding Practice

Author: Lucy Peet
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472906357
Format: PDF, ePub
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Working in the early years can be challenging, but to be outstanding in the early years can be even more difficult. This book contains 100 easily to implement ideas to transform your planning, practice and setting from good to outstanding in a flash! Full of tips to promote children's independence, stimulate their creative thinking, develop a sense of calm and maintain a structured environment, this book is an excellent tool for those new to working with this age range as well as more experienced practitioners.

Best Practice in the Early Years

Author: Alistair Bryce-Clegg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441177353
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book contains lots of easy-to-introduce activities and techniques that will move your practice towards that outstanding level! Not just when being observed, but all the time. The author, Alistair Bryce-Clegg is known for his original and creative ideas and witty and accessible writing style, and this book does not disappoint! It is filled with brilliant ideas covering everything you need to know as an early years practitioner, including advice for planning sessions, setting up an outstanding environment and encouraging outdoor learning activities. There is also a big focus on child-led learning and help and advice for working with parents. This book is a must for all early years practitioners and early years school teachers eager to ensure their practice is the best it can be for all of the children in their care.

Early Years Observation and Planning in Practice

Author: Jenny Barber
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1907241655
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This title is designed to help early years practitioners in any setting understand clearly and precisely how to best plan for and observe learning in the early years. This title covers all the key aspects of planning and observing that affect those in practice, including how to: Assess and observe children, Put children at the heart of your planning, Link observation to planning, Plan for the Early Years Foundation Stage. This title also includes printable/photocopiable forms for you to use to structure your own planning and observations with, and help you to put the best practice examples in this book directly into practice.

Early Years Placements

Author: Jackie Musgrave
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1909682683
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is a key text for all those undertaking placements or work-based learning (WBL) in early years settings. Taking a practical approach underpinned by theory and research, it guides student practitioners through their WBL to help them achieve an outstanding experience. There is a focus on the variety of child, parent and practitioner perspectives plus case studies involving the full range of ages from across the early years. While it is invaluable in answering key questions about placements it also encourages a reflective and critical approach throughout that develops and promotes professionalism. It is completely up to date with the latest Early Years Foundation Stage and includes reference to the Early Years Teachers' Standards.

Successful Early Years Ofsted Inspections

Author: Julian Grenier
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473994462
Format: PDF, ePub
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The stakes have never been higher: Ofsted have a new, tougher inspection framework for the early years. If you are judged to be less than good, you risk losing funding for places. A reputation that took years to build can vanish overnight. But instead of hiding behind the “Ofsted monster” to get things done, Early Years expert Julian Grenier argues that it’s time to do what’s right for children and families, and build long-lasting and effective provision. Completely up to date with Ofsted’s new Common Inspection Framework and avoiding a ‘tick-box’ approach to preparation, Julian focuses on the importance of developing your provision and your team up to and beyond inspection day. It is accompanied by easy-to-use time-saving pro formas and self-reflective documents that can be downloaded online for free. This book is ideal for head teachers, senior leaders, EYFS co-ordinators, nursery managers and Early Years practitioners.

Planning in the Moment with Young Children

Author: Anna Ephgrave
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351625225
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Young children live in the here and now. If adults are to make a real difference to their learning they need to seize the moments when children first show curiosity, and support their next steps immediately. This book embraces the concept of planning "in the moment" and emphasises the critical role of the adult in promoting child-led learning, giving early years practitioners the confidence and insight to work and plan in the moment, and enabling the children in their care to live, learn, play and develop in the here and now. Planning in the Moment with Young Children maintains a strong link to practice, providing numerous examples of how practitioners can integrate spontaneous planning and rich adult–child interactions into their everyday practice and early years curricula. From timetabling to setting clear rules, creating enabling environments, keeping records and making use of a variety of materials, the book demonstrates the multitude of ways in which practitioners can encourage child autonomy and respond to the unique needs of each child. Examples from practice are rooted in theory, fully contextualised, and exemplified by original documentation sourced from the author’s own experiences and from a wide variety of settings. ? Key features include: over 180 full colour photographs to illustrate practice; photocopiable pages including planning sheets, documentation and activity sheets; advice on working with parents, individual children and groups; tailored guidance on working with children at different stages of development from birth to age 6 years; relevance to a range of settings, including childminders, pre-schools, nurseries and schools. When children are allowed to select where, with what, and how to play, they are truly invested in their play, they become deeply involved and make dramatic progress. This book is an outstanding testament to a responsive and child-led way of working in early years environments. Practitioners will be guided, inspired and supported to work spontaneously and reactively – planning as they go and celebrating the results!

A Practical Guide to Gender Diversity and Sexuality in Early Years

Author: Deborah Price
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505943
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Aiding discussion of gender diversity and sexuality with very young children, this practical guide helps practitioners explore these themes in early years settings. Promoting and extending current good practice, the book offers advice and activities that will support children in discovering their identity and also demonstrates how to work with parents. This guide presents a background to gender theory alongside examples and case studies, showing that activities and settings can work together for children to recognise their full potential in a supportive environment. This book addresses a wide variety of topics such as staff training and team management, how to support and promote men working in childcare, transgender issues and ways practice can be challenged, to give those working with young children a great foundation for teaching about diversity. Proposing aims that early years practitioners can work towards and providing practical ideas to take directly in to the workplace, this hands-on guide sets out to create and encourage outstanding practice for all professionals teaching young children.