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Enabling Environments in The Early Years: Making Provision for High Quality and Challenging Learning Experiences in Early Years Settings

ISBN: 9781907241185
£18.99

Published: September 2015

Enabling Environments in the Early Years is a highly practical guide to creating positive learning environments across a range of early years settings. It contains advice on:

  • Making the most of what you've got, in terms of space, resources and budget

  • Providing an environment which involves children and encourages child-initiated learning

  • Creating an environment that is flexible, sustainable, challenging, safe and versatile

  • Involving staff, children with varying needs and parents in developing the environment

  • Producing risk assessment, polices and procedures.

The comprehensive range of support resources within this title includes: case studies, checklists, observation templates, questionnaires, risk assessment forms, ideas for action plans and sample policies.

About the author

Author Liz Hodgman's Children's Centre was used as a case study in a Department for Children, Schools and Families publication. Liz is a children's centre manager and writes for the Bromley Childminding Association website. She has produced a number of the BCMA's publications, along with writing workshops and training manuals on childcare. Liz holds a National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership, a Foundation Degree in Education and Training and a Certificate in Early Years Practice.