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Work Practice & Experience in Childcare By Martina Coombes

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A comprehensive guide to work experience and work placement in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) sector in Ireland for NFQ Levels 5 and 6.

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Work Practice & Experience in Childcare by Martina Coombes

A comprehensive guide to work experience and work placement in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) sector in Ireland for NFQ Levels 5 and 6.

  • Presents an overview of the childcare sector, identifying skills needs,key challenges and opportunities.

  • Discusses various challenges encountered in the childcare setting, such as conflict among children, issues with parents or childcare workers, and constructive criticism, in relation to quality management and the principles of Siolta.

  • Presents an overview of Aistear and includes a sample Aistear observation with a completed sample learner record.

  • Details Schon's reflection theory and the importance of reflection during work experience and as a practice for all future work scenarios.

  • Summarises the basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in a childcare setting, including the Child Care Act 1991 and Child Care (Pre-School Services) (No. 2) Regulations 2006.

  • Demonstrates how to conduct a personal and vocational skills audit, identifying personal strengths and weaknesses when working in a childcare setting.

  • Illustrates how general talents and skills, such as gardening, crafts, reading and music, can be utilised effectively in an ECCE setting.

  • Details how to write a CV and letter of application,andexploreschildcare job-finding strategies as well as options for further education and training.

Written For

Childcare students studying:

  • Work Experience [5N1346] and Work Practice [5N1433]
  • Work Experience [6N1946] and Work Practice [6N1947]

Resources for Lecturers

  • PowerPoint slides for all chapters

  • Additional observations (learner records)

  • Article on Personal Statements

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About Martina Coombes


Martina Coombes, MA, taught Childcare Levels 5 and 6 for 12 years, and now lectures in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. Martina has worked in residential childcare and served as a board member of detention schools in Ireland for eight years.

Joanne Russell, MSc, PGDip, BSc, works as a VTOS and IT coordinator, and an IT and Business tutor (Levels 5 and 6) for Dublin Dun Laoghaire Educational and Training Board (DDLETB), for which she has also written and evaluated component modules.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Working in the Early Childhood Care and Education Sector

Chapter 2 Developments in the ECCE Sector

Chapter 3 Legislation Affecting the ECCE Sector

Chapter 4 Skills and Qualities of ECCE Workers

Chapter 5 Reflection

Chapter 6 The Job Search

Chapter 7 Being an Effective Employee

Chapter 8 Communication

Chapter 9 Further Education, Training and Career Opportunities

Chapter 10 Using Technology to Find a Job

References and Resources

Additional information

GOR009708173
Work Practice & Experience in Childcare by Martina Coombes
Martina Coombes
Used - Good
Paperback
Gill
2014-04-04
192
0717159787
9780717159789
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.