To help you feel prepared for your FdA Early Years Education and Leadership studies, please take a look at the suggested reading list below.
You’ll be given lots of information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies in September.
In the meantime, here are some suggested books you may like to read before starting your degree. We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. But, if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library, or access online, we suggest the following:
- Palaiologou, I. (ed.) (2021) The early years foundation stage : theory and practice. Fourth edn. Los Angeles: SAGE.
- MACBLAIN, S. (2022) Learning theories for early years practice. SAGE PUBLICATIONS.
- BRUCE, T. (2015) Early Childhood Education 5th Edition. London: Sage.
- DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION (2021) Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage. Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.
- DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION (2021) Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
- EARLY YEARS COALITION (2021) Birth to Five Matters.
- GILLETT-SWAN, J. and COPPOCK, V., 2016. Children’s Rights, Educational Research and the UNCRC: Past, Present and Future. 1st ed. Oxford: Symposium Books.
- HENRY-ALLAIN, L. & LLOYD-ROSE, M. (2021) The tiney guide to becoming an inclusive, anti-racist early educator.
- CLARK, A. & MOSS, P. 2017. Listening to Young Children: A Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers