The baby room: principles, policies and practice
Goouch, K. and Powell, S. 2013. The baby room: principles, policies and practice. Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK Open University Press.
|Authors||Goouch, K. and Powell, S.|
|Contributors||Goouch, K. and Powell, S.|
This book considers babies' development with a view to disseminating good practice in out-of-home daycare for babies and young children. It is informed by a research and development project - the Baby Room Project - which examined the practices, attitudes and qualifications of those working with the youngest children in formal daycare settings.
Drawing on unique snapshots of practice and original research evidence the book considers development issues related to the care of babies and creates a `Baby Room Charter'. It explores key aspects of practice that nourish and support babies and very young children in day care settings as well as in other less formal arrangements. In particular, the book focuses on:
- Baby care professionals: how policy and practice interact is examined as well as thorny issues of professional identity, supporting frequently inexperienced practitioners, and training
|Keywords||Babies; infants; education and care; professional development; talk; relationships; environments; policies; theories|
|Publisher||Open University Press|
|01 Mar 2013|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||19 Dec 2012|
|Place of publication||Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK|
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