Author: Tamsin Grimmer
Publishing Date: 27th May 2021
Care and caring are key to early childhood education and yet love can be viewed as a taboo word within early childhood settings. This book guides practitioners through the potentially problematic area of loving the children they care for. It shows where a loving pedagogy can fit within professional practice and how this can enrich experiences for children and educators.
The book explores how educators can support their children by holding them in mind, valuing them and promoting their best interests. Focusing on how relationships, attachment and connections underpin our settings and practice, the chapters cover:
- the fundamentals of professional love
- appropriate touch in practice
- the different ways in which children feel loved
- the rights of the child
- empowering children through love
- working with parents and carers.
Including case studies and questions for reflection, this is vital reading for practitioners wanting to develop a nurturing and loving pedagogy that places the child at the centre of their practice.