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The National Quality Standard: Towards continuous quality improvement – 2nd Edition, assists educators, in whatever service or setting, to meet the requirements of the NQS. This new edition introduces the changes made to the assessment and rating process conducted through the NQS, the seven quality areas and the subsequent changes to the standards and elements.
Exceeding the Standards: Planning for continuous quality improvement – 2nd Edition, incorporates all the changes made to the assessment and rating process through the NQS, the seven quality areas and the subsequent changes to the standards and elements. It’s designed to challenge your thinking on what quality education looks like, feels like and sounds like.
Emotional competence is now believed to be even more important than academic achievement. Children developing a strong sense of wellbeing is a core outcome in the EYLF, with personal, social and emotional development at the heart of best practice. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Emotions offers short starter sessions with innovative ideas.
Children are naturally curious and keen to learn about their world and educators are ideally placed to enhance children’s early mathematical learning. Maths Is All Around You has a strong emphasis on a play-based approach and explores maths concepts to enrich children’s experiences and extend their current thinking and learning.
Sustainability in Action supports educators to incorporate sustainability learning and practices in their settings, and to model and engage children in day-to-day sustainability. It offers descriptions of the aspects of sustainability plus practical suggestions that show how sustainability can be embedded through curriculum and pedagogy.
We all know the value of play and how vital it is to young children’s development. Inspiring Play Spaces shows a variety of ways in which different spaces can be executed and set up. It describes in detail how these experiences support educators to meet the requirements of the EYLF and the NQS, respond to children’s interests, and understand the benefits of play.
The How Children Learn – New & Improved Edition provides an unrivalled, yet accessible account of the educational theorising that has shaped and is continuing to shape teaching and learning in the early years education landscape of today. This comprehensive resource summarises the findings and ideas of thirty educational theorists and psychologists and different approaches to education.