An Introduction to Early Childhood

Welcome to the companion website for the third edition of An Introduction to Early Childhood edited by Tim Waller and Geraldine Davis.

This website offers a wealth of additional resources to support your study:

About the Book

‘This book has to be one of the most refreshing and realistic books on early years holistic care and education on the market. There is a wide range of highly relevant issues included, all presented in a way that provokes the reader to reflect and analyse their developing knowledge and understanding. It is an excellent resource for students studying early years care and education. It provides a stimulating and thought provoking insight into the field of early childhood.’
Ally Dunhill, Director of Learning and Teaching, University of Hull

Put together by an outstanding author team, including many authors from the University of Northampton, An Introduction to Early Childhood is a much loved book that helps you explore all the major themes in early years education and care, while providing you with real insight into the changing world of Early Childhood.

To ensure you are fully supported in your study, this edition has been expanded to include five new chapters:

  • The History of Childhood
  • Play and Creativity
  • Children and the Media
  • Leadership and Management
  • Reflective Practice.

This book also includes outstanding learning features to further support your study:

  • Chapter objectives and introduction immediately introduce you to chapter concepts saving you time
  • More Case studies provide deeper insight into how theory works in practice
  • Research in Context boxes show how recent research is changing the world of early years
  • Reflective Questions encourage you to think like an outstanding practitioner
  • Chapter Summaries aid your revision by recapping core concepts covered in each chapter
  • Further Reading and Recommend Websites direct you to additional resources to further support your study.

Tim Waller is Professor of Child and Family Studies at Anglia Ruskin University.
Geraldine Davis is Principal Lecturer in Education at Anglia Ruskin University.