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About Books and eBooks
We have a large collection of both physical books and eBooks available to staff and students. Each one of our libraries has a physical collection of books suitable for courses that are taught at their campus, however you are welcome to borrow books from any of our libraries. All of our books are arranged on bookshelves, grouped by topic area. These topics and sub-topics are numbered and the books are in number order. So, when you search for a book using our online library search, each book will have a classmark (a number) and this is where you will find the book on the shelf.
You can access our eBooks by searching for something via our library search. If you prefer to read in large print you can change this in the eBook settings, along with background colour and the read aloud feature.
Below you will find a gallery of new books and eBooks that we have recently added to our collection. You will also find key books and eBooks for your subject area - you may recognise some of these from your reading list!
Childcare and Education by
Child Care and Education offers the opportunity to analyse and explore theories and practice at a high level of detail. It provides post level 3 material in clearly marked 'Moving On' sections at the end of each chapter. - Focuses on the practicalities of working within a real-life setting using case studies and observation tasks. - Suitable for level 3 qualifications and courses that bridge the gap between levels 3 and 4.
Professionalism in the early years By Linda Miller
Covers a wide range of issues including: routes to professionalism; policy developments; multi-professional collaboration and multi-agency working.
Teaching and learning in the early years By David Whitebread
Provides a broad-ranging and up-to-date review of thinking and best practice within nursery and infant education. Written around the basic truth that an effective early years curriculum must start with the children, their needs and their potential, the contributors to this classic text acknowledge that learning must have a strong element of fun, wonder and excitement.
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Where to find a book
Need to find a book? Below are the main class numbers where you can locate Childcare books and resources in our libraries. If you are unsure where to find a specific title you can always ask a librarian or check on the library catalogue.
Teaching assistants 371.14124
Early childhood education
Learning through play
Leadership in the early years