Early Years Training and Continuous Professional Development

Reading Material

Reggio Inspired Practice -

Reggio Inspired Practice

The Hundred Languages of Children The Reggio Emilia Approach – Advanced Reflections, Second Edition, Ablex Publishing Corporation (1998)

The Hundred Languages of Children, Catalogue of the Exhibit Second Edition, (1997)

A guide to the city by the children, Reggio Children Davoli, M. and Ferri, G. (eds) Reggio Tutta: Reggio Emilia, (2005)

Understanding the Reggio Approach Thornton, L. and Brunton, P, David Fulton Publishers, London, (2005)

Children, Spaces, Relations: Metaproject for an Environment for Young Children Reggio Children and Domus Academy Research Center, Giulio Ceppi, Michele Zini, editors, 1998

Children, Art, Artists: The Expressive Languages of Children, The Artistic Language of Alberto Burri Reggio Children, Italy, 2004

Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and group learners Reggio Children, Italy, 2001

Creativity -


Rapunzel’s Supermarket: All about Young Children and their Art Ursula Kolbe, second edition, Peppinot Press NSW, Australia (2007)

It’s not a bird yet: The drama of drawing Ursula Kolbe, Peppinot Press NSW, Australia (2005)

Poking, Pinching & Pretending: Documenting Toddlers' Explorations with Clay Smith & Goldhaber, 2004

Child Development -

Child Development

The Developing Child in the 21st Century Sandra Smidt, (2006)

Understanding Child Development – Linking theory and practice Jenny Lindon, (2005)

Threads of Thinking Cathy Nutbrown, Third Edition, (2006)

Well Being and Involvement in Care Ferre Laevers, Leuven University, Belgium (2005)

Seen & Heard: Children’s Rights in Early Childhood Education Ellen Lynn Hall and Jennifer Kofkin Rudkin, (2010)

"Again, Again!: Understanding Schemas in Young Children Sally Featherstone

Observing and Developing Schematic Behaviour in Young Children: A Professional's Guide for Supporting Children's Learning, Play and Development Tamsin Grimmer, 2017

Interacting or Interfering? Improving interactions in the early years Julie Fisher, 2016

Environment & Materials -

Environment & Materials

Caring Spaces, Learning Places: Children's Environments That Work Jim Greenman, (1988)

Designs for Living and Learning Deb Curtis and Margie Carter, Redleaf Press, (2003)

Children’s Spaces Mark Dudek, Publisher Name, (2006)

Building for Young Children Mark Dudek, National Children’s Bureau (July 2001)

Loose Parts - Inspiring Play in Young Children Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky, (2015)

Outdoor Learning -

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Play in the Early Years H Bilton, second edition, David Fulton Publishers, (2002)

Outdoor Provision in the Early Years edited by Jan White, Sage, 2011

Playing Outside Helen Bilton, David Fulton Publishers, (2004)

Learning Outdoors in the Early Years CCEA, ISBN 1 905093 79 9, (2005)

The Great Outdoors: Developing Children’s Learning through Outdoor Edgington M. Early Education London, (2002)

Playing and Learning Outdoors: The Practical Guide and Sourcebook for Excellence in Outdoor Provision and Practice with Young Children (3 Edition) Jan White, (2020)

Movement in the Early Years -

Movement in the Early Years

Early Interventions in Movement Christine Macintyre, (2002)

Exercising Muscles and Minds M Ouvry, (2000)

Every child a mover Jan White, (2015)

Parents -


Involving Parents in Children’s Learning Margy Whalley, Pen Green, (2007)

Spot Light Talk with Clare Devlin

Planning for Learning through Investigative Play

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