Early Years Professional's Complete Companion, 2nd edition

By Pam Jarvis, et al.
February 2013
Pearson Education
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9780273779025
287 pages, Illustrated
$57.50 Paper Original

Fully updated to reflect the changes to the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) qualification, this second edition remains the essential handbook to support all those considering or working towards EYPS and on whichever pathway they embark. 

Organised into three parts, the text starts by leading you through the initial requirements for entry to the programme, providing an overview of the different pathways. It goes on to focus on the standards against which all EYP candidates are tested, and then finally looks at the new validation process and beyond. 

Although closely linked to the standards required for EYPS, and their relationship with the Early Years Foundation Stage, the book is not a standard-by-standard manual; it supports you in developing an organic, holistic perspective on childcare and education, combining practical skills with knowledge development. The text includes case studies based on real practice scenarios, ideas for practical activities, further reading, reflection, interviews and advice from EYPS candidates who have successfully negotiated the validation process.



Part 1 Introducing Early Years Professional Status

1 Introducing Early Years Professional Status

Part 2 The Children’s Agenda: principles in children's development, social policy and inclusion

2 Principles in childcare and education
3 Safeguarding and child protection
4 Children as citizens: rights and responsibilities in the twenty-first century

Part 3 Leading practice in the Early Years setting

5 Leading in children’s learning and development
6 Promoting emotional security and positive behaviour
7 Transforming the environment for play and learning
8 Partnership and leadership in Early Years

Part 4 Becoming an Early Years Professional: validation and beyond

9 Managing your placement supervisor, mentor and your own continuing professional development
10 Surviving validation
11 Early Years Professionals: in their own words

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