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A Practical Guide to Early Childhood Studies Graduate Practitioner Competencies

A Practical Guide to Early Childhood Studies Graduate Practitioner Competencies

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Early Childhood Studies

June 2023 | 160 pages | Learning Matters

What do the Early Childhood Studies Graduate Practitioner Competencies (GPCs) mean in practice? What do they look like in settings? This book brings you case studies as examples of good practice demonstrating all of the GPCs. Each chapter covers a specific competency and includes:

  • A visualisation of the competency
  • Case studies to explore what each competency looks like in practice
  • Expert commentary on each case study helping you to link theory to practice
David Meechan
Advocating for young children’s rights and participation
Tara Ball, Heather Brammer and Amanda Tayler,
Promote holistic child development
Jackie Musgrave and Aaron Bradbury
Work directly with young children, families and colleagues to promote health, well-being, safety and nurturing care
Dawn Jones and Selena Hall
Observe, listen and plan for young children to support their wellbeing, early learning, progression and transitions
Caroline Prior
Safeguarding and child protection
Deborah Nye and Helen Perkins
Inclusive practice
Philippa Thompson
Partnership with parents and caregivers
Leanne Grey, Michelle Wisbey
Collaborating with others
Meredith Rose, Stella Smith, Matthew Northall
Professional development

Aaron Bradbury

Aaron Bradbury Principal Lecturer Apprenticeships and Work Based Learning in Education, Early Years and Children's Social Care. Research Interests: Widening participation (access for all) with links to apprenticeship pedagogy, Early Years and Education. More About Author

Jackie Musgrave

Jackie Musgrave is part of the Early Childhood team at the Open University. Her research interests explore babies’ and children’s mental and physical health and wellbeing. More About Author

Helen Perkins

Helen Perkins has been teaching Early Childhood Education and Care in further and higher education since 2002. Helen's research interests are centred on the professionalisation of the ECE workforce and Men in Childcare. More About Author

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