The Early Years Professional's Complete Companion
This book is the essential handbook to support all those considering or working towards achieving Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) whichever pathway they embark on.
Organised into three distinct parts, the text starts by leading you through the initial requirements for entry to the programme, providing an overview of the different pathways, before focusing on the standards against which all EYP candidates are tested and then finally looking at the validation process and beyond.
Although closely linked to the standards required for EYPS, the book is not a mechanical standard-by-standard manual but aims to support you to develop an organic, holistic perspective on childcare and education, combining practical skills with knowledge development. The text includes case studies of real practice, ideas for practical activities, further reading, reflection, interviews and advice from EYPS candidates who have successfully negotiated the validation process.