This text should help teachers expand their knowledge and practical skills in the light of recent initiatives. The book is divided into three parts. Part One looks at how practitioners work together in supporting, planning for, and assessing young children's learning and looks at what is meant by inclusive provision. Part Two examines the early year curriculum in the four countries in the UK, covering the key areas of learning and the important role of ICT, and looks at approaches to working with children aged 0 to 3. Part Three considers professional practice and positive learning environments.