Enabling Environments in the Early Years is a highly practical guide to creating positive learning environments across a range of early years settings. It contains advice on:
Making the most of what you've got, in terms of space, resources and budget
Providing an environment which involves children and encourages child-initiated learning
Creating an environment that is flexible, sustainable, challenging, safe and versatile
Involving staff, children with varying needs and parents in developing the environment
Producing risk assessment, polices and procedures.
The comprehensive range of support resources within this title includes: case studies, checklists, observation templates, questionnaires, risk assessment forms, ideas for action plans and sample policies.
About the author
Author Liz Hodgman's Children's Centre was used as a case study in a Department for Children, Schools and Families publication. Liz is a children's centre manager and writes for the Bromley Childminding Association website. She has produced a number of the BCMA's publications, along with writing workshops and training manuals on childcare. Liz holds a National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership, a Foundation Degree in Education and Training and a Certificate in Early Years Practice.