If you are a student or practitioner in the early years sector, you need to develop a rounded understanding of key issues in this fast-moving field. This new and updated edition provides a critical examination of the essential issues in early years policy and practice. With contributions from highly regarded practitioners and researchers, this book balances theory and practical concerns.
The sixth edition has been extensively revised to include:
- a new chapter on child protection and safeguarding
- coverage of the new EYFS
- theory and research evidence
- a companion website, highlighting further reading and current policies and frameworks.
This book is an essential resource for students on early childhood and contemporary issues courses, EYFS, EYPS, PGCEs, early years foundation degrees, and practitioners working in early childhood services provision.