This book will enable early year's leaders, managers and practitioners to identify and address issues around transitions across the early years. Through its focus on identifying the key principles which underpin the transition process, and on the cycle of transition itself, a greater understanding of essential and desirable practice will be developed which can be used to support improved practice and improved outcomes.
This book is a well considered combination of explaining the theory behind transition across the early years and how to put this into practice - what it is, why it's important and how to make it effective.
Terry was awarded a first class honours degree for teaching children in the 3-11 age range, a diploma in education, and a master's degree in teaching research in the early years. He has experience of working with all the age ranges within the primary sector but has an extensive range of experience working with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage; including being deputy head teacher of a large 100-place flagship nursery school and deputy head teacher across 10 community nursery centres.
Terry has been a teacher representative on the Early Years Development Group at the Manchester Metropolitan University where he has contributed to conferences, seminars and workshops and a range of academic courses.
He is an accredited assessor for the Early Years Professional Award and an experienced moderator for the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. He has worked for a number of local authorities, private training providers and computer software publishing houses as a consultant, trainer and publisher. Part of this work has involved advising architects, planners, schools and children's centres on the design and development of outdoor grounds.
Terry has led on the writing of a wide range of early years guidance materials for practitioners and regularly writes articles on early literacy for publications. He has contributed to a range of books, magazines, journals and training videos on the Early Years and enjoys a reputation for providing quality early years training and consultancy.
Recommended as a book which is imminently usable by all staff in settings wishing to improve or consolidate their practice in the key area of turning transitions for children and their families into positive experience.
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