Early Childhood Studies: Enhancing Employability and Professional Practice explores essential aspects of best practice within children's services in order to enhance employability skills, identifying how and why key aspects of best practice have emerged within children's services. The key elements of professional practice at the centre of the multidisciplinary work in today's children's services are considered, including: * different childhoods; * child development; * enhanced learning; * professional skills; * inclusion; * holistic practice. Each chapter draws together practical teaching experience with sound academic analysis to support those training to work in the early childhood sector, and those already practising, to raise their employability potential by identifying and evaluating best practice.
Ewan Ingleby is Senior Lecturer in Education in the School of Social Sciences and Law at Teesside University, UK. Ewan is the school's postgraduate tutor and chair and co-convenor of the education work based learning research unit. Ewan teaches on the Early Childhood Studies BA, the MA in Education and the Education Doctorate. Geraldine Oliver was Programme Leader for Early Childhood Studies from 2006-2011 at Teesside University, UK, and taught in a range of early years settings before her retirement in 2011. Rita Winstone is Senior Lecturer in Education at Teesside University, UK, where she is Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies.