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Supporting Toddlers’ Wellbeing in Early Years Settings

Supporting Toddlers’ Wellbeing in Early Years Settings

Strategies and Tools for Practitioners and Teachers

Edited by Helen Sutherland and Yasmin Mukadam

Quick Overview

There's a lack of training for practitioners supporting toddlers at what is a very pivotal age for development. This book fills this gap as the go-to guide for improving toddlers' mental and physical development by providing strategies and tools to support toddlers' overall wellbeing. Includes case studies/examples of good practice across Europe.
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Paperback / softback
2018, 9.02in x 6.10in / 229mm x 155mm, 216pp
ISBN: 9781785922626
2018, ePUB, 216pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-552-3
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Offering an in-depth exploration of the distinctive features of the play development and learning of toddlers, this book provides useful materials, strategies and tools that can be used by practitioners supporting toddlers at this significant age.

The book explores the context and concepts of wellbeing and is ideal for early years practitioners, teachers and students working with toddlers. It sets out practical guidance on the following key factors: home, family, health, development and learning, voice and expressions, early language, meal times and early years settings. These factors are supported with case studies and examples of good practice from Norway, Spain and the UK and expanded upon with reflective thinking exercises and suggested strategies to implement.


'Full of little gems, this book is an important compilation of transnational practice based on the collective perspectives of practitioners, local community leaders and academics on the field of toddlers' health and well-being. Pertinent current issues around disadvantage are confronted and reflective practical activities are proposed in a constant effort to meet universal needs and improve toddlers' lives.'
- Dr Paty Paliokosta, Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education, Kingston University, London

'A fantastic read! An in-depth insight into what really attributes to the wellbeing of toddlers. It is powerful how each chapter with the 4 pedagogical characteristics offers information on legislation, proven research and an opportunity to reflect on your own setting using direct focus points offering further reading. It highlights areas to consider, comparisons are relevant and thought provoking and it enables the reader to test their own knowledge and settings paradigms. As a very experienced leader I still found this book refreshingly unique and a powerful tool.'
- Hazel Moody, Director, Advantage Day Nursery

'Supporting Toddlers' Wellbeing in Early Years Settings will prove valuable to all those working in the early years sector, and is an accessible and user friendly resource that promotes increased professional responsibility. Theoretical underpinning and the use of case studies, activities and links to observed practice, provide thought provoking material which recognises the importance of children's well-being. Emphasis is placed on the importance of reflection to question values and beliefs and to continually evaluate and challenge practice. This book aims to support inspirational practice that will enhance positive learning opportunities for all early years children.'
- Soraya Goni, Award Leader Higher Education Childhood Studies, Kirklees College