This guide to planning within early years settings from Jennie Lindon provides practitioners and managers alike with a walkthrough of how to develop the skills necessary for child-centred planning. This accessible title offers practical advice on: effective planning for the learning environment and routines, supporting young learners through a child-centred approach, what best practice for young children looks like in action, leading good practice so that others understand the key issues and pathways to improving current practice, using written plans, including how to use topic planning. This highly usable book contains suggestions for reflection, links to current practice, bite-sized chunks of practical advice, case studies and full colour examples in each section - all of which help early years practitioners understand a child-centred approach to planning.
Jennie Lindon is a chartered psychologist and early years consultant. She has run her own training and consultancy business for most of her professional career. Jennie has specialised in working with services for children and their families, in particular children under five years old.
An established author since the early 1980s, Jennie has now had over thirty books published. She is committed to writing about best practice that shows active respect for the needs and perspective of children and young people. Her books all have a strong underpinning of development and the importance of realistic adult expectations.
Titles have covered all aspects of child development, guiding behaviour, safeguarding, equality practice and partnership with families, and includes the popular "Linking Theory and Practice" series for students and practitioners.