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Childminder's Guide to Child Development by Allison Lee

Childminder's Guide to Child Development


Childminder's Guide to Child Development by Allison Lee

This is the essential guide to child development for all childcare professionals working in a home-based setting. Written in Allison Lee's characteristically approachable style, she provides case studies and activities that make this wholly engaging for the reader. Allison Lee provides useful information for childminders and nannies on: Development through the ages; providing play and other learning experiences; physical development and well-being; personal, social and emotional development; communication and language development; cognitive development; factors which affect child development; working with disabled children and their families; promoting children's rights; working in partnership with parents. The contents are linked to the Diploma in Home-Based Childcare, particularly to Unit 2: Childcare and Child Development (0-16) in the Home-based Setting. This guide is a must have for all trainees in home-based childcare.


Mention --Book News, February 2009 Mention -Book News, February 2009 'This excellent book is written in a very accessible and easy-to-read style, and contains plenty of valuable case studies that will help childminders to reflect and evaluate on their current practice.

- Early Years Educator, April 2009 essential guide Nursery Education, 1 February 2009 Mention Book News, February 2009 essential guide Nursery Education, 1 February 2009

About the Author

Allison Lee has been running a childminding business for over 12 years and holds the full Certificate in Childminding Practice, an NVQ 3 in Childcare and Education, and the Quality Assurance Award Level 3 from the National Childminding Association (NCMA). She has been credited as running an outstanding business by Ofsted.

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Publication date

23rd October 2008


Allison Lee

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


144 pages


Child & developmental psychology
Pre-school & kindergarten



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