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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Professionalism in the Early Years reflects the new government agenda
demanding higher levels of professionalism in the Early Years sector, as set
out in the Children's Workforce Strategy. The Department for Children, Schools
and Families (DCSF) and Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) aim to
transform and professionalise the early years workforce through the creation of
new roles, such as the Early Years Professional (EYP), for those leading and
working in Children's Centres and in the private and voluntary sector. This
text is written by national and international authorities in the field, all of
whom are involved in teaching, training and research or at policy level. The
editors have been closely involved with development of the government agenda on
professionalising the Early Years workforce. Professionalism in the Early Years
covers a wide range of issues including: *routes to professionalism; *policy
developments; *multi-professional collaboration and multi-agency working;
*international perspectives; *rethinking professionalism; *key themes and
issues within the Early Years workforce. A truly groundbreaking publication for
a new generation of the Children's Workforce, Professionalism in the Early
Years sets out the agenda to shape the future of this workforce.
Student-friendly, accessible and authoritative, this is the ideal core reader
for all those embarking on their professional development within the Early