A Practical Guide to Pre-school Inclusion
Winner of the NASEN/TES Book Award for Teaching and Learning Award 2007!
'Any setting will find this a useful, informative and accessible book' - Early Years Update
' I really enjoyed reviewing this book and will find it an excellent resource to share with the childminders with whom I work. I feel that it would benefit early years practitioners from all settings and would be a useful tool for tutors and students working at all levels'- National Childminding Association
'The straight forward step-by-step practical advice and guidance in this essential guide really helps to demystify exactly what is meant by inclusion . It is a vital and essential read for all those working with the 0-5 age range. It is an easy read that will leave you feeling more confident and well-informed about your role and it empowers you to help children with difficulties that you may have been reluctant to include in your setting' - Early Years Educator
'I really liked the way the book is set out with hands-on activities, checklists, discussion points and further reading after each chapter...[it] is full of brilliant suggestions and practical ideas to ensure all children can play and learn together...I will be recommending this book to early years practitioners and colleagues' - Nursery World
'A useful and informative book, written in a style that is easily understood and accessible to practitioners at different levels. I found the case studies and activities within the book helpful to practitioners in evaluating their own practice, and its references to further sources of support will be invaluable to the busy childcare professionals of today' - Natalie Chaplin, Head of Care, Education & Public Services, Suffolk College
Are you looking for straight-forward practical advice on inclusion in the Pre-School?
This first book in the Hands on Guides series provides step-by-step instruction on how to make your pre-school setting inclusive, and provides lots of helpful photocopiable resources, checklists and practical activities.
Issues covered include:
o advice on inclusive environments, play and planning to meet individual needs in 0 - 3 and Foundation stage settings
o coverage of current legislation, such as the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and what it means for the pre-school practitioner;
o quick-reference materials, for planning and auditing any early years setting;
o a CD Rom with templates that can be customised to fit your needs.
This book is essential for those working with Birth to Three Matters and the Foundation Stage curriculum, including pre-school practitioners, managers, advisory teachers, Area SENCOs, Inclusion Officers Tutors and Child Care and Education students and tutors.