This book supports students on foundation degrees and degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood Studies that have a work-based element. An essential introduction to becoming a professional in the sector, it begins by looking at work-based learning and goes on to cover study, research skills and essential subject knowledge. It includes activities to help students increase their confidence and get the most out of their course. Essential information on Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) considers the current scene and the future of the sector.
Introduction - work-based learning for Early Years and Early Childhood Studies
The Early Years sector in the UK - the current context
Early Years study
Becoming an early years professional
Supporting children's learning and development in practice - developing your specialist knowledge
Current debates in Early Years education and provision
The future - Early Years Professional Status