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Putting the EYFS Curriculum into Practice

Putting the EYFS Curriculum into Practice

December 2022 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How should practitioners and leaders set about designing and implementing their curriculum in the Early Years Foundation Stage?

Written by experts in the field, this book provides clear, practical guidance on each of the 7 areas of learning and development in the revised (2021) EYFS.

Chapters cover key topics including, assessment, inclusion of children with SEND, English as an Additional Language, equalities, anti-racism, provision for disadvantaged children, professional development and using research and evidence.

Designed for practising teachers, early years educators, students on early years degrees and trainee teachers, this engaging book provides an accessible guide to putting revised EYFS into practice.

Dr Julian Grenier CBE is the headteacher of Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre. He was the lead writer of Development Matters (2021).

Caroline Vollans is a psychoanalyst and author. She writes for a wide range of early years publications and is author of Wise Words: How Susan Isaacs Changed Parenting.

Julian Grenier
Introduction: The Importance Of Curriculum In The Early Years
Eunice Lumsden
A Curriculum That Promotes Equality And Challenges Racism And Sexism
Sandra Mathers
Communication And Language
Julian Grenier and Fliss Dewsbery
Personal, Social And Emotional Development
Lala Manners
Physical Development
Sinéad Harmey
Fliss James
Julian Grenier, June O’Sullivan, Liz Pemberton and Aaron Bradbury
Understanding the World
Anni McTavish
Expressive Arts and Design
Jan Dubiel
Understanding Assessment and Curriculum
Getting The Curriculum Right, So That Every Child Can Thrive In The Early Years
Helping children who are learning English as an Additional Language to access the curriculum

Tania Choudhury, Alex Hodgkiss and Julian Grenier
Helping children to access the curriculum, who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Lindsey Foster
Helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds to access the curriculum

Ed Vainker and Matilda Browne
Valuing outdoor learning

Sarah Porter
Jemima Rhys-Evans and Cassie Buchanan
Vertically Integrated Curriculum Design: Secure Foundations For Their Future Learning
Melissa Prendergast
An Evidence-Based Curriculum: Using The Early Years Toolkit To Inform Curriculum Design
Siobhan Campbell
Professional Development: Ensuring Staff Have The Knowledge, Skills And Confidence They Need

This book provides an in-depth look at the EYFS with ways to implement a a broad and balanced curriculum, with a theme of equity running through. Particularly useful read for educators studying at degree level who want to develop their understanding of the seven areas of learning (and beyond) rather than skimming the surface as is often seen in EY settings. Beautifully written and insightful by carefully chosen experts in the field.

Mrs Carly Blackburn
Social and Community Practice, Bradford College
August 2, 2023

Very informative, good for additional reading for this module

Mrs laura everett
Dept of Childhood Studies, Hull College
February 13, 2023

A valuable reference for any student in an ITT setting for additional and useful reading specific to the EYFS

Faculty Of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
January 26, 2023

The chapter by chapter for each area of learning & development really gives detailed information on how practitioners can apply the EYFS in practice.

Mrs Emma Harvey
Education, Suffolk New College
January 6, 2023

Julian Grenier

Dr Julian Grenier is the headteacher of Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre in Newham, London. Julian has worked in the early years for the last three decades. He has a doctorate in education (EdD) from the UCL Institute of Education. Julian is a regular columnist for the Times Educational Supplement. He has also contributed regularly to Nursery World and has written and co-written several bestselling books about early childhood education. Julian has advised the Department for Education on early years under Conservative, coalition and Labour administrations. He is the director of the East London Research School. More About Author

Caroline Vollans

Caroline Vollans< was a primary school teacher, specialising in language and literacy development. She then studied and trained in Freudian-Lacanian Psychoanalysis. Caroline worked in a hospital as a psychotherapist and secondary school as a counsellor. She is now a freelance writer and editor, especially interested in topics that combine themes of education and psychoanalysis. Caroline’s underlying interest is in giving voice to the unspoken and unheard. More About Author

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