The Early Years Professional's Complete Companion 2nd edn

Series
Pearson
Author
Pam Jarvis / Jane George / Wendy Holland  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
320
Pub.-date
November 2012
ISBN13
9780273779025
ISBN
0273779028
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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.  

Although closely linked to the standards required for EYPS, and their interface with the Early Years Foundation Stage, the book is not a mechanical standard-by-standard manual but offers support 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.

"A thorough analysis of the contemporary new-era EYPS programme. ... The book presents a multi-disciplinary perspective and will add value to those studying across each of the new-era EYPS pathways." 

Denise Reardon, Department of Childhood Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University


"The Early Years Professional’s Complete Companion is a valuable resource for any practitioner undertaking or considering Early Years Professional Status. It provides a wealth of support, ideas and guidance for anyone considering EYPS, as well as those who are already on the journey to achieving the award."

Emma Slaughter, Regional Service Leader (EYPS), Eastern Leadership Centre


“This textbook will help students to build on their own knowledge and practice; it supports their thinking and encourages them to critically evaluate themselves via case studies, reflection and further reading. A very informative book which will help candidates on their EYPS journey.”

Nikki Fairchild, EYPS Programme Coordinator, University of Chichester

Features

  • New EYPS standards outlined in every chapter, ensuring students are up to date with the latest changes
  • Ideas for practical activities and further reading, encouraging students to put what they learn into practice
  • Best practice boxes with questions for reflection and advice, to promote critical thinking
  • Interviews with EYPS candidates who have successfully negotiated the validation process, giving a true flavour of what to expect in the future

Table of Contents

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

Back Cover

"A thorough analysis of the contemporary new-era EYPS programme. ... The book presents a multi-disciplinary perspective and will add value to those studying across each of the new-era EYPS pathways." 

Denise Reardon, Department of Childhood Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University


"The Early Years Professional’s Complete Companion is a valuable resource for any practitioner undertaking or considering Early Years Professional Status. It provides a wealth of support, ideas and guidance for anyone considering EYPS, as well as those who are already on the journey to achieving the award."

Emma Slaughter, Regional Service Leader (EYPS), Eastern Leadership Centre


“This textbook will help students to build on their own knowledge and practice; it supports their thinking and encourages them to critically evaluate themselves via case studies, reflection and further reading. A very informative book which will help candidates on their EYPS journey.”

Nikki Fairchild, EYPS Programme Coordinator, University of Chichester

 

 

 

 


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 distinct parts, the text starts by leading you through the initial requirements for entry to the programme, providing an overview of the different pathways, before focusing on the standards against which all EYP candidates are tested, and then finally looking at the new validation process and beyond. 

While the book is closely linked to the standards required for EYPS, and their interface with the Early Years Foundation Stage, it also aims to support you in developing an organic, holistic perspective on childcare and education, combining practical skills with knowledge development.

Key features of the text

    • New EYPS standards outlined in every chapter, ensuring students are up to date with the latest changes.
    • Ideas for practical activities and further reading, encouraging students to put what they learn into practice.
    • Best practice boxes with questions for reflection and advice, to promote critical thinking.
    • Interviews with EYPS candidates who have successfully negotiated the validation process, giving a true flavour of what to expect in the future.

This key text will also be of interest to those embarking on early years teaching qualifications, or engaging in the provision of educare for children under five in non-statutory and voluntary settings, for example daycare managers, playgroup leaders, childminders and home-based parents with pre-school children.

Dr Pam Jarvis is currently Senior Lecturer at Bradford College University Centre and Associate Lecturer for the Open University. She has many years' experience of creating and teaching developmental, social science and social policy modules for education/child development programmes.

Jane George (MEd) is currently the Programme Manager for Early Years, Health and Care at Bradford College University Centre, managing the curriculum across the full range of further and higher education programmes in early years and health and care.

Wendy Holland (MA) has experience of teaching in mainstream nurseries, primary and special schools for over thirty years. She is currently working in the Teaching, Health and Care sector at Bradford College University Centre, has been training and assessing Early Years Professionals since the national launch of the status in 2007.

Author

Dr Pam Jarvis is currently Senior Lecturer at Bradford College University Centre and Associate Lecturer for the Open University. She has many years' experience of creating and teaching developmental, social science and social policy modules for Education/Child Development programmes. 

Jane George (MEd) is currently the Programme Manager for Early Years, Health and Care at Bradford College University Centre, managing the curriculum across the full range of Further and Higher Education programmes in Early Years and Health and Care.

Wendy Holland (MA) has experience of teaching in mainstream nurseries, primary and special schools for over thirty years. She is currently working in the Teaching, Health and Care sector at Bradford College University Centre, has been training and assessing Early Years Professionals since the national launch of the status in 2007.

Reader Review(s)

"The Early Years Professional's Complete Companion offers students a thorough analysis of the contemporary new-era EYPS programme. In this book Jarvis, George and Holland explore the historical background to EYPS within the context of Government policy, research and current early years literature.

This text engages the reader by providing insightful real-life student case studies. Jarvis, George and Holland have skilfully used their own research and recent experience to underpin a wide range of theoretical perspectives.

The book provides a focus on reflection and analysis to give the student an opportunity to reflect on their own early years experiences. The book presents a multi-disciplinary perspective and will add value to those studying across each of the new-era EYPS pathways."

- Denise Reardon, Department of Childhood Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

The Early Years Professional’s Complete Companion is a valuable resource for any practitioner undertaking or considering Early Years Professional Status. The layout is clear, easy to dip in and out of, and the text is easy to navigate. There are numerous practical ‘real life’ examples, linked to underpinning theory and policy, that are suitable and relevant for practitioners from a range of settings as well as some great ideas for activities to undertake within the workplace to develop practice in line with the Standards for EYPS.

The Early Years Professional’s Complete Companion provides a wealth of support, ideas and guidance for anyone considering EYPS, as well as those who are already on the journey to achieving the award. The accounts of those who have already achieved the award demonstrate how ‘unique’ the programme is and how working towards EYPS can truly enhance not only your own practice and direct work with children , but also that of others you work alongside and the children they in turn support.

Emma Slaughter, Regional Service Leader (EYPS), Eastern Leadership Centre

The 2nd Edition takes into consideration recent changes to EYPS programme delivery, EYPS standards and the Early Years Foundation Stage. The authors have updated some of the chapters to expand on the current themes and have ensured that the current socio-political climate is accurately reflected. Candidates are able to use this book to holistically build on their own knowledge and practice; it supports their thinking and encourages them to critically evaluate themselves via case studies, reflection and further reading. A very informative book which will help candidates on their EYPS journey.

Nikki Fairchild, EYPS Programme Coordinator, University of Chichester