Health And Safety In Early Years And Childcare

Author: Bernadina Laverty
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1909391174
Size: 27.65 MB
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This practical guide demystifies health and safety in early years settings with a step-by-step guide to the law, compliance and practical application. Bringing together health and safety legislation and the welfare requirements within the revised Early Years Foundation Stage 2012, it successfully integrates health and safety within the EYFS. Including information taught on a variety of courses accredited by CACHE and BTEC, references to EYFS and Health and Safety legislation, specific guidance for childminders and audit tools for evaluation, it can be referred to as needs arise or used as an aid to inspection. This book is for all staff working within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) or environmental health. It will be useful for auditing, improving standards and preparing for inspection and it offers a clear outline of responsibilities within the legislative framework. It could also be used for in-house training or workshops.

Coping With Crisis Learning The Lessons From Accidents In The Early Years

Author: Bernadina Laverty
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472917294
Size: 64.87 MB
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This practical book is useful both for inspection preparation and helping to promote the ongoing importance of personal responsibility and commitment to children's safety and well-being. It condenses management and safeguarding issues by bringing together food safety, health and safety legislation and the welfare requirements within the revised Early Years Foundation Stage 2014. It outlines the importance of complying with legal responsibilities and discussing the outcomes of failing to comply. This helps to prioritise safeguarding through knowledge of the inspection process. The book focuses on raising awareness and promoting a culture of safety to try and prevent accidents, incidents and food poisoning outbreaks in settings. It provides advice and guidance on how to improve quality, gradings, and food hygiene rating scores. It also outlines the importance of taking ownership, being confident and familiar with the inspection process by giving a broad overview and easy to follow format on topics to prompt staff discussions, reflection, and further individual research. This book is a must have for all staff working within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and could be used for training, workshops and professional discussions.

How To Be A Great Leader In Early Years

Author: Jennie Johnson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501808
Size: 11.15 MB
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A go-to guide for early years professionals, this book will help you to enhance your leadership skills. How to Be a Great Leader in Early Years enables you to reflect on your approach to leadership. In doing so it allows you to identify the qualities that make you a good leader and to think about ways to improve. Drawing on insights gained from founding her own award-winning childcare service, Jennie Johnson offers a range of practical strategies to help you become a better leader, inspire others and maintain a first-rate service. This book is for anyone with an interest in how outstanding childcare settings are led, including nursery owners, nursery managers, unit/room leaders and early years practitioners.

Positive Behaviour Management In Early Years Settings

Author: Liz Williams
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502731
Size: 47.77 MB
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Drawing on her extensive practical experience, Liz Williams provides a highly accessible and much-needed guide to promoting positive behaviour in early years settings. In this book, she explains why children may act in the way that they do and how behaviour should be understood differently in children of different ages. She demonstrates that social and emotional capacities differ greatly in these crucial development years and how this impacts on the support needed at each stage. The book considers a host of factors influencing positive behaviour, such as environments and the importance of planning, and looks beyond the child to show the vital role that staff and parents have in promoting appropriate behaviour. Written in clear and understandable language, this book is full of ideas that early years workers can easily implement in their day-to-day work.

Performance Management In Early Years Settings

Author: Debbie Garvey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505072
Size: 44.79 MB
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In this accessible and informative step-by-step guide, early years consultant Debbie Garvey provides leaders and managers with best practice tips and advice for developing their performance management skills in early years settings. Drawing on current research and the author's wealth of experience in the field, each chapter sets out effective performance management techniques that leaders can apply to their workplaces, on topics such as staff development, recruitment, appraisals, conflict management, feedback and evaluation, mentoring and coaching and health and wellbeing. Grounded in an understanding of neuroscience and brain development, this practical book provides advice on how to ensure a safe and motivational environment for both children and staff to develop, whatever their needs. Designed to support new and existing managers, the book includes reflective exercises, key theories and case studies to enable leaders to develop a style suited to their team and setting, ensuring children are given the best possible support during their first and most crucial development stage.

The Early Years Handbook For Students And Practitioners

Author: Lyn Trodd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317680715
Size: 13.35 MB
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The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners is a comprehensive and accessible course text for all students studying at levels 4 and 5, including on Foundation Degrees and Early Childhood Studies degrees. Designed and written by the Chair of the SEFDEY (Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years) Network and a team of expert contributors, this book covers the essential skills, knowledge and understanding you need to become an inspiring and effective early years practitioner. Divided into four parts: The Student-Practitioner-Professional; The Learning and Development of Children 0-5; The Child, Family and Society; and The Senior Practitioner-Professional, the book covers all aspects of working with young children and engages you with theory that is explicitly linked to your practice. Throughout there is a strong emphasis on supporting your transition to undergraduate study, developing your academic skills and encouraging you to be an active learner. In every chapter, the book seeks to help you develop your professional identity and features: Activities to help you to reflect on your own practice ‘Provocations’ to promote discussion and debate Case study examples and photographs to illustrate key points ‘From Research to Practice’ boxes outlining key research in the field and implications for practice. The book is supported by a companion website featuring, for students, links to useful websites and video material, and an interactive flashcard glossary. Online support for lecturers includes ideas for tasks and activities to use in class and the diagrams and images in the book available to download.

Children S Care Learning And Development

Author: Kate Beith
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435449162
Size: 52.59 MB
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Written by the authors of the bestselling S/NVQ Early Years Care and Education resources, this candidate handbook contains everything students need to succeed in the S/NVQ children's care, learning and development, level 2.

What Works In Residential Child Care

Author: Roger Clough
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1907969039
Size: 67.27 MB
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What Works in Residential Child Care reviews the state of residential child care for children and young people, highlighting what is known and the limits of knowledge, with a view to developing effective policy and practice. Using residential services in Wales as its case study, the key messages of the book apply throughout the UK. It includes a literature review that draws on research in the UK and the US.

Leadership For Quality In Early Years And Playwork

Author: Andrea Lancaster
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1905818831
Size: 63.36 MB
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The definitive guide to developing leadership skills in early years settings, this book will help you to develop a leadership style tailored to your early years setting. Designed to support existing, new and aspiring leaders, it spans all levels of leadership, from organisational and team leadership to practice. It presents key theories of leadership with relevant examples and strategies and is illustrated throughout with case studies, reflective exercises and recommended reading. Once you have read this book, you will be able to plan, implement, sustain, review and evaluate your own and your workplace's improvements to ensure effective leadership, continuous quality improvement and better outcomes for children and families.