Here Theresa Johnson, Professional Development Manager at PACEY, highlights the vital role that early years professionals play in preparing children for school…

Every September, thoughts turn to the start of a new school term and shoe shops and school outfitters are packed with parents in a last minute panic. Starting school is a big step for a small person and research that we carried out at PACEY a couple of years ago showed that almost three quarters (71%) of parents were anxious about their child starting school for the first time.

Helen Garnett, author of Developing Empathy in the Early Years, summarises a chapter at the end of the book titled Empathy and Autism. This chapter helps to explain autism and its history, as well as offering sound advice to early years educators when it comes to whole-school empathy...

Autism in the 21st century

Jessica Kingsley Publishers have very kindly provided QA Education magazine with a collection of four fabulous new EYFS titles, which we are giving away to one lucky reader! The collection covers food, school readiness, empathy, wellbeing and PSED. The books are:

 

Helping Children Develop a Positive Relationship with Food

A Practical Guide for Early Years Professionals

Jo Cormack