James gained his BEd (Hons) in primary education in 2004 and began with Kids Allowed in 2007 as a nursery nurse. Since then, James has been a Nursery Nurse, Preschool teacher, Preschool Unit Manager, Preschool unit manager of two rooms, Deputy Manager and Centre Manager. As well as getting married and having 2 children!
Here James discusses how he came to be working in Early Years and his career at the Kids Allowed nursery chain, based in the North West of England.
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I’m really excited to tell you that my new book – Observation, Assessment and Planning in the Early Years: Bringing it all Together – is now available, published by the Open University/McGraw Hill.
The book highlights how practitioners of all levels can successfully and effectively use the observation, assessment and planning cycle to support their children. I’ve included underpinning theory, with the major focus on how observations and assessments lead to next steps.
Whenever I do training on this subject, I have found time and time again that practitioners are really good at doing observations and linking these with child development and the EYFS.
However – using these to formulate effective, relevant and meaningful next steps can be really difficult. My book explains how to take observations and assessments and choose next steps in a variety of ways.
There’s more information including reviews and a background to the book on the book’s website or you can buy a copy here or here