What’s New? Supporting Children through Transitions in their Early Years
Graham, I. (2012). What’s New? Supporting Children through Transitions in their Early Years. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/784
This guide gives both theoretical insights into how to support successful transitions and practical guidance as to how these can be translated into everyday work through the use of case studies and learning stories, exercises (both practical exercises and ones to provoke discussion or consideration) and worksheets. Early years educators are encouraged to reflect on their practice. It is important that they stop and think, to question and to be open to change. This is called reflective practice and aims to provide children with a standard of care that will have long-lasting benefits. Managers should build a sense of trust with their teams that will encourage a willingness to understand, anticipate and respond to children’s needs in a way that raises the levels of quality practice in their service.