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Planning For Effective Early Learning: Professional Skills In Developing a Child-Centred Approach to Planning

Published: November 2012

Updated to reflect the revised 2012 EYFS, this accessible guide offers practical advice to early years practitioners on:

  • Planning that genuinely supports and involves young children

  • Effective planning for the learning environment and routines

  • A thoughtful approach to using written plans, including how to use topic planning

  • Leading best practice for planning and the flexible use of plans

The only title to help practitioners reflect on why planning is important, and provide in-depth discussion on the professional skills needed.

Packed with practical examples of how to reduce anxiety about the obligation to plan.

This highly usable title contains suggestions for reflection, links to current practice and bite-sized chunks of practical advice and full colour examples in each section - all of which help early years practitioners understand a child-centred approach to planning.

About the author

Jennie Lindon is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in early childhood. During her long career, Jennie has been involved with the full range of early years provision and also out-of-school care. Jennie has now written well over 30 best-selling books on early childhood education and runs her own early years consultancy service, People Consulting Ltd.

ISBN: 9781909280236