Understanding Behaviour in the Early Years


A practical guide for supporting each child’s behaviour in the early years setting

Kay Mathieson, Bridie Raban

Understanding Behaviour in the Early Years provides essential guidance on promoting positive behaviour and understanding its complexities in relation to children’s social development. It emphasises building positive partnerships with parents to develop a shared understanding of behaviour interpretation and fostering confidence in supporting children.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Behaviour Understanding: Offers insights into the complexities of behaviour and its impact on children’s social development.
  • Parent Partnerships: Provides strategies for building positive relationships with parents to collaboratively interpret and address children’s behaviour.
  • Social Learning: Advises on facilitating children’s learning about their own behaviour and understanding within social contexts.
  • Enhancing Practice: Ideas for building on effective practices and creating supportive environments that promote children’s emotional well-being.

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International Orders
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Kay Mathieson

Dr Kay Mathieson has worked in Early Years and primary settings for many years. This has included supporting children with additional needs, especially behaviour, and their families. She completed her PhD research into the development of social competence in young children at Sussex University. She worked part time with the National Strategies as an Early Years Regional Adviser until 2011 when she became a Director of Linden Learning, an ethical educational training and consultancy business.

Bridie Raban

Bridie Raban was the Foundation Mooroolbeek Professor of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is currently an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and in 2021, she was awarded an Honorary University Fellowship by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Her past research has focused on language and literacy development, teacher change and development, curriculum and assessment for the early childhood years and quality provision. She was the first Professor of Early Childhood Education in Victoria and the second in Australia, and before this she was Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at the University of Warwick and President of the UK Reading Association.

Additional Information
Weight 0.21 kg
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 5 cm