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    Description"The Playworker's Handbook" is the comprehensive guide to all aspects of working with children and young people in a variety of play settings, including after-school clubs, breakfast clubs, holiday playschemes and community projects. It is also the ideal resource for all students and tutors on S/NVQ Levels 2 and 3 courses in Playwork. "The Playworker's Handbook" clearly links theory and practice by exploring different theoretical aspects of play and child development and relating these to supporting children's play. Theoretical issues are clearly explained, giving students a sound knowledge base to complement their practical skills. The topics covered include: organising the play environment; play and child development; planning and supporting self-directed play; maintaining children's health, safety and security; child protection; promoting positive working relationships; and, developing professional practice. "The Playworker's Handbook" is the ideal book for playwork students and tutors, and experienced playworkers. It includes exercises to develop playworkers' professional skills, as well as key tasks (linked to the latest NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in Playwork) to contribute to a portfolio of evidence.

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    The Playworker's Handbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Teena Kamen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780340885451
    ISBN 10: 0340885459

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    BIC subject category V2: JKSB1
    BISAC V2.8: POL019000, SOC023000
    DC22: 362.71
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
    Publication date
    26 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Teena Kamen has lectured on a range of early years care and education courses in the West Midlands. A former primary school teacher, she is now a full-time writer and researcher. Her previous books include the bestselling Teaching Assistant's Handbook, The Nanny Handbook and Psychology for Childhood Studies, published by Hodder Arnold.
    Review quote
    This book is very accessible and celebrates the values of playwork in every chapter. Playworkers will find it a useful workbook long after they have completed their NVQ. Managers and those setting up provision will also find it invaluable. -- Nursery World 20060119