The theme this month is Learning and Development, and in addition to the Editorial we have seven other articles looking at aspects of learning, teaching methods, qualification systems and so on.
- Ann White on inter-agency child safeguarding training;
- Robert Shaw on how child care workers learn and develop their practice;
- Valerie Jackson outlining the current training systems;
- Chris Durkin on the way that training stimulates learning and change;
- Stuart Hannah on training for residential child care workers;
- a distance learning tutor on the early childhood degree course; and
- Tricia Pritchard on concerns about the training and registration of nannies.
We do have some other articles too. Keith White’s column points out that children who have been emotionally hurt need to take time to overcome their experiences.
Valerie Jackson takes a personal look at bullying in the wake of National Anti-Bullying Week.
Nick Johnson talks about the support and recognition that professionals in child care need, and suggests that they join SCA/ICSE.
There is another chapter of A.J. Stone’s excellent Beyond Caring.
There are reports on two good conferences, run by the National Childminding Association and the Child Care History Network.
There are two of Robert Shaw’s Key Texts on the Curtis Report and Winnicott on the training of residential staff. There is a book review by Peter Garsden of Nicholas Dane by Melvin Burgess. And there is News Views, covering truancy, vetting and barring, the Big Society, teamwork in child protection, postcode lotteries, telling the truth and Every Child (still) Matters.