Not Just a Nursery

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JKP, Jan 1, 1997 - Political Science - 176 pages
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Looking at the work of ten early years centres, from family centres, combined nursery centres and purpose-built centres, to those serving rural and urban communities, this book assesses the range of services they offer, including parent support, early education for babies and toddlers, adult education, nursery schooling and day care. In concluding that such centres are not only life-enhancing for parents and children, but prevent expensive educational, social and parenting failure, Not Just a Nursery started the thinking around the establishment of children’s centre’s in the UK.It will be invaluable reading for managers and policy makers concerned with education, health and social services, as well as those concerned with the early years, such as nursery professionals, primary head teachers, health visitors and social workers.
 

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Contents

2 Hillfields Nursery Centre Coventry
15
3 The Patmore Centre London
29
4 Netherton Park Family Centre Dudley
43
5 Greengables Edinburgh
55
6 Robinswood Family Centre Gloucester
69
7 The Dorothy Gardner Centre London
81
8 Chase Childrens Centre Hampshire
95
9 The Sandal Agbrigg Prefive Centre Wakefield
107
10 The ACE Centre Chipping Norton
121
I1 Pen Green Centre for under fives and their families Corby
133
12 The roots of success
146
References
168
Index
171
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Virginia Makins worked as Features Editor and Deputy Editor for The Times Educational Supplement. She is the author of The Invincible Children: Nipping failure in the bud (1997).

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