This clearly set out and well-illustrated book aimed particularly at the crucial transitions between the wide range of early years settings onwards into reception and Key Stage One is long overdue. The central focus is all types of change for young children and the adults who work with them including teachers, classroom staff plus welfare staff, volunteers and administrators … The helpful inclusion of a practical audit to review thinking about transition for young children in order to establish an improvement plan to ensure excellent practice and an enabling environments checklist for adults to audit their enabling environment for children are really constructive … This is a good value practical book for of thought provoking guidance which can be used by a variety of adults working within the early years. A good investment! --Kathryn Solly, Headteacher, Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Childrens Centre
For anyone who works with children in the early years, this book is a must read ... The book is separated into clear sections detailing the background behind research into positive transitions, examples from different types of settings and how to practically apply this to your own setting ... The author gives helpful information and advice on how to write a transition policy, how to audit the way you interact with children and parents to implement positive transitions and also examples of forms to successfully share information with parents to benefit children s transitions. In the current changing times of the EYFS review, transitions will always be something children need support with so the content will remain appropriate regardless of the government s changes to the early years framework. --Beth Thomas, Accredited Childminder, Happy Days Childcare.
A fantastic resource for the new unit - Preparing for school readiness. This book provides theories and guidance around supporting children through transitions. An essential book for those teaching and on the early years educator qualification. --Lorna Morgan, Highlands College, Jersey.
About the Author
Sue Allingham has worked in Early Years settings for over twenty years, as a teacher, Early Years Coordinator and currently as a Local Authority Early Years Adviser. She has a doctorate in Early Childhood Education and is a regular contributor to Early Years Educator magazine.