'The strength of the book lies in its ability to untangle the conglomeration of key developments of early years policy from 1945-2005 whilst at the same time establishing itself as a reference book on early years policy that will never outdate itself. I predict that this book will quickly find a place on the book lists of colleges and universities around the country' - ESCalate '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 'This book would be ideal for students or any professionals working in early years. This book is easy to read and understand starting with the basics.The presentation of the book makes this complex area easier to read by including the reader in the book with activities they could follow, bullet points where possible, suggested further reading and diagrams where possible.
It also includes a glossary of terms for those of us who may need a little extra help' - Jo Smith, National Childminding Association 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. It includes: - 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.
Table of Contents
What Is Policy and Why is it Important? The Development of Early Years Policy so Far Influences on Early Years Policy Development Implementing Early Years Policy The Impact of Policy Analysing the Impact of Policy Concluding Comments