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Working With Parents, Carers and Families in the Early Years : The Essential Guide (Hardcover) (Teresa
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Parents have a crucial role in supporting children’s learning, development and well-being. The act of forming effective partnerships with families and carers is a key feature of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Achieving this takes time, reflective practice, skill and a solid understanding of the barriers that can impede forming effective working relationships with parents.
This guide offers an informed and comprehensive framework for working with parents, drawing on the latest evidence and containing practical advice from practitioners and parents, to support sound partnership practice. Full of examples and activities for training and resources to support practice across a wide range of settings, it focuses on key areas such as:
- Working with parents of different aged children
- The development of strategies to support the relationship
- The barriers to partnership working, including cultural differences and working with hard to reach families
- Setting up home and setting visits
- Creating parent-friendly environments
Including case studies and questions for reflective practice, this book will be ideal for Early Years students on Foundation Degrees, Childhood Studies Courses and those training to become Early Years teachers as well as Early Years practitioners and managers responsible for staff training.