Comparing Nurseries: Staff and Children in Italy, Spain and the UK

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SAGE, Apr 28, 1997 - 160 pages
This book examines 12 nurseries in three countries - how they are organized, who works in them, and which children attend them. In particular, it explores what staff think about the work they are doing, how they view it, and whether or not they enjoy it. The author traces how these views and opinions are translated into action, and how they affect the children. She also explores what contribution the context and location of the nurseries makes to their practice. The author compares her observations of daily practice in these nurseries, and draws valuable conclusions about the values and practices which support good nursery provision.
 

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Contents

Politics and Policies in Italy
14
Staffing
27
The Children
45
The Nurseries
54
Love and Friendship in the Nursery
106
Making Changes in the UK
119
References and Further Reading
138
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