Child Development


The developing child, communicating skilfully, and nurturing competent learners

Nicole Halton, Linda Pound

Child Development recognises that babies and children develop in unique ways and at different rates, emphasising the equal importance of every developmental area—physical, cognitive, linguistic, spiritual, social, and emotional. This book focuses on three key areas: the developing child, the child as a skilful communicator, and the child as a competent learner.

It addresses essential topics such as the influence of nature and nurture on development, factors that can either hinder or support development, and the impact of emotional well-being and cultural influences on young children. Each section includes case studies, checklists for monitoring practice, ideas for effective practice, insights into related theories and research, and points for reflection and discussion.


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Nicole Halton

Nicole Halton – Co-founder/director of Inspired EC and educational consultant

Nicole Halton has been a proud member and advocate of the early childhood profession for over 13 years. Nicole is particularly passionate about the provision of quality early childhood services and children having the right to a childhood filled with risk, adventure and fun.

From 2005 to 2012, Nicole was the director of Woodrising Community Preschool and Child Care Centre, a service that has developed a strong reputation for its commitment to natural play environments and authentic experiences for children. During her leadership the centre was one of the first services to be assessed under the National Quality Standards and achieved the rating of ‘Exceeding’.

In 2007 Nicole and her business partner Natashja Treveton spent countless hours discussing the need for inspiring professional development in their local area and, as a result, founded their educational training and consultancy business, Inspired EC. Their passion and enthusiasm in their beliefs have allowed the company as well as the services they offer to develop and expand and to ‘inspire’ thousands of educators Australia wide.

Linda Pound

Linda Pound is an experienced educator and author who has worked in all sectors of education, including tertiary, but whose passion is work with young children and their families. She has been head of a nursery school and deputy head of a primary school, and has also run both foundation and honours degree programmes on early childhood studies.

Additional Information
Weight 0.222 kg
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 5 cm