Resources for Childcare and Specialist Support in Teaching and Learning 

Safeguarding Children and Young People

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children

NSPCC Share Aware

Keep children safe online

Recommended reading - Early Years/Childcare

  • CYPW Early Learning & Childcare Level 2/Level 3  - Miranda Walker
  • Practical EYFS Handbook – Penny Tassoni
  • The Revised EYFS in Practice:  Thinking, Reflecting and Doing – Ann Langston
  • Understanding Child Development (Linking Theory to Practice) 2nd edition – Jennie Lindon
  • Understanding Child Behaviour 0-11: Linking Theory to Practice – Jennie Lindon
  • Child Care and Development 6th Edition – Pamela Minett
  • Observation, Assessment and Planning in the Early Years – Kathy Brodie
  • Understanding Early Years Theory in Practice – Daly, Byers & Taylor

Recommended reading - Teaching Assistant

  • L2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools – Louise Burnham & Brenda Baker
  • L3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (Primary) – Louise Burnham
  • Brilliant Teaching Assistant – Louise Burnham
  • Teaching Assistant Handbook – Teena Kamen

These are not definitive lists, and you may find other books that you prefer. 

You can borrow books from your local library, or purchase second hand books (at a fraction of the cost) from on-line retailers.

You can also use the internet for research, but remember to acknowledge which site you used.



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