A Good Read

I have read these books and recommend them to you. They certainly helped me develop my knowledge and understanding of early years.

Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play by Sara Knight

Not for the faint hearted but a really could book to read to help focus on why we take children outdoors.

Inside Im Hurting by Louise Michelle Bomber

Practical strategies for supporting children with attachment difficulties in schools.

Attachment in the classroom by Heather Geddes

The links between a child’s early experiences, emotional well-being and their performance in school.

Like Bees not Butterflies edited by Sally Featherstone

Discusses the nature of child initiated learning in the Early Years.

Setting the Scene by Sally Featherstone

Looks at the learning environment for children for 0 to 6.

Playing and Learning Outside by Jan White

A look at what outdoor learning can be.

The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings

Fantastic book if a little heavy going. Made me realise how crucial the role of the adult is.

Key Persons in the Early Years by Peter Elfer

Key Persons in the Early Years aims to explain what a Key Person is, the theory behind the approach and the practicalities of implementation.

Effective Assessment by Jan Dubeil

How we assess our youngest children is a vital part of early years practice. This book offers a clear explanation of the role of assessment in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

From Vacant to Engaged by Alistair Bryce-Clegg

This book will show through practical examples how practitioners can move away from the more traditional model of teaching (as above) to one that maintains all of the essential elements but is driven by the most powerful learning tool of all - engagement.

Get Them Talking - Get Them Writing by Alistair Bryce-Clegg

His book will help practitioners not only to understand the development stages of becoming a mark maker but are also provide tried and tested activities and interventions to use.

Magic Trees of the Mind by Marian Cleeves Diamond

How to Nurture Your Child's Intelligence, Creativity, and Healthy Emotions from Birth Through Adolescence 

Interacting not interfering by Julie Fisher 

Interacting Or Interfering? Improving Interactions In The Early Years

The Well Balanced Child:

Movement and Early Learning by Sally Goddard Blythe