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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Practical Pre-School Books (28 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907241159
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907241154
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.5 x 29 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 675,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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This book is all about helping to support practitioners in developing professional skills, and in developing a child-centred approach to planning. It offers practical, down-to-earth, open, honest and evidence-based advice on planning that genuinely supports young children (including the under-threes ) thinking about routines and the enabling learning environment, while helping to reduce anxiety around the obligation to plan ... This book is a recommended and clear read that will illuminate a subject that can cause some confusion in the workforce. --Martine Horvath, Early Years Educator

About the Author

Jennie Lindon an experienced writer in the field of early years education, having written over 30 titles. Her background is in child psychology and she has worked as a chartered psychologist during a career of over thirty years in early years education Jennie has been involved with a very wide range of settings and services within early years care, education, playwork and out-of-school care, as well as residential and foster care.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 5 Mar. 2011
Format: Paperback
`Planning for Effective Early Learning' is a fantastic new resource for practitioners working in any type of childcare setting. Taken from the new `Early Childhood Essentials' series, Jennie Lindon's careful and thorough research into child-centred planning, what works and how it can impact the children is very clear and concise, leaving the reader knowing they have learnt something new and innovative to improve their practice. It `does what it says on the tin' - published by Practical Preschool Books, as well as discussing the theory underpinning practice it gives many enlightening case studies which provide ideas for practical application, helpful for any type of childcare provision. Each section provides questions to enable the practitioner to reflect on their practice and to link what they have read to their own setting - opening up a new way of planning which, as it happens, involves less paperwork! The beautiful colour photographs of children displaying planning in action are inspiring and just as helpful as the text. A recommended read for any practitioner, whether new to the job or having worked in the same setting for years - all the information in this book applies. Not just food for thought, but food for action.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roisin Moriarty on 14 April 2011
Format: Paperback
Jennie Lindon's book 'Planning for Effective Early Learning' is a wonderful guide in supporting and utilising the most important resource in any early year's setting - a skilful practitioner.

The book demonstrates how thoughtful and flexible planning (ie good use of time, space and resources) can create the basis for a positive learning environment for young children. Jennie shows that underpinning knowledge of child development (ages and stages) and realistic expectations are also key to planning children's development and progress in all areas. 'Learning by example' and having 'good role models' is key to good practice and 'Planning for Effective Early Learning' provides this by citing examples of practice from a variety of settings. These examples bring her theory to life and give lots of practical ideas to implement. 'Planning is not all about activities', as Jennie Lindon says. The book shows how a child-centred approach works in providing a rich learning environment with positive, responsive and interested adults to give each child the best opportunities to flourish and grow.

Overall this wonderful book is an inspiring and useful tool for good practice.
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