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Outstanding Early Years Provision in Practice: How to Transform Your Setting into an Exceptional Learning Environment Using Simple Ideas

ISBN: 9781909280595
£19.99

Published: January 2014

Colour photographs to show how to' create an exceptional learning environment
Covers all 7 areas of learning (prime and specific) as detailed in the EYFS 2012
Links to the characteristics of effective learning

This title aims to support practitioners and child care professionals to achieve an outstanding and creative environment using teaching ideas and activities that are simple and easy to replicate.

It is specifically designed for those working in settings with children aged 3-5 and contains detailed photographs of investigation activities, small world scenes, fine motor activities and much more, each accompanied by short captions explaining how achievable it is to take the provision to the next level by utilising everyday resources and getting inside the mind of a child!

Highly practical, the book does not simply tell you how to create outstanding continuous provision but shows how to do it.

Each chapter includes a list of resources needed, a challenge section with ideas on how to extend the provision, feedback from children, links to the current Early Years Framework and key questions for practitioners to ask themselves about each activity, to enable them to reflect on the needs of the child across all 7 areas of learning.

It is also an excellent guide for students taking their PGCE course or any early years child care course.

About the author

Nicola Scade is an Early Years and Key Stage 1 Leader and Acting Assistant Head at Cathedral Primary School, in London Bridge, London. She is an Outstanding' early years teacher who was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013. Nicola holds a BA in Philosophy from Kings College, London, and a PGCE in Early Years from Goldsmith College. Her specialisms are literacy, phonics and open ended provision. Nicola is based in Beckenham, Kent.