This book is excellent. It is very easy to read and it starts with the basics, before allowing the reader to be more reflective' - Michelle Smith has a BA (Hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies and has recently completed her Early Years PGCE
' These authors] have usefully worked to show how policy tends to be developed and who is likely to influence the details. The detailed case study of the proposals in Every Child Matters offers a helpful example to ground the wealth of detail. The chapters that follow could well help readers to reflect on what happens to real children and families as the result of policies' - Nursery World
Are you looking for a clear overview of recent early years legislation?
Whether you are an early years student or a professional working in the field, this book will help you to understand and implement the wealth of early years legislation passed over the last few years.
-information on all the main areas of early years policy
-consideration of the impact changes have had on practice
-guidance on the ways in which policy developments can be evaluated
-a handy timeline of early years legislation
-a glossary of key terms.
There are case studies and exercises illustrating the links between policy and practice throughout the book and each chapter offers guidance on official documents and points you in the direction of relevant Websites.
Foundation degree students, those on early years QTS and Early Childhood Studies courses, EYDCP team leaders, SENCOs, and management teams in nursery schools and early years settings will find this comprehensive guide to early years policy invaluable.