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LRC resources for childcare and education

Useful books

Education & Childcare T Level
Learning Theories for Early Years Practice
EYFS : a practical guide
A Guide to Mental Health for Early Years Educators
Supporting the wellbeing of children with SEND
How to support children learning English as an additional language
The EAL Teaching Book
Child Development from Birth to 8 Years
Partnership with Parents in Early Childhood Today
Putting the EYFS Curriculum into Practice
Gender in Early Childhood Education
Developing child-centred practice for safeguarding and child protection : strategies for every early years settings
The National Curriculum and the Teachers' Standards
Positive Behaviour Management in Primary Schools
Health and Wellbeing for Babies and Children
True Partnerships in Send
Exploring Maths Through Stories and Rhymes
Universal Approaches to Support Children's Physical and Cognitive Development in the Early Years
Language, Literacy and Communication in the Early Years


The different e-book collections provide access to a number of useful e-books. You can browse some of the titles in the collections below but there are many more available in each e-book database.

If you are accessing the e-books in college simply click on the book's cover image. If you are accessing the e-books from home follow the access instructions for each database below. 

Credo Reference

How to access Credo Reference from off campus
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development
Key Concepts in Developmental Psychology
Key Concepts in Education
SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care
The Columbia Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals
Collins English Dictionary
Collins English-Polish Dictionary
The Essential Job Interview Handbook
SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities
International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family
Nutrition for Life: A No Fad, Non-Nonsense Approach to Eating Well and Reaching Your Healthy Weight
Curriculum Connections Psychology: Abnormal Psychology
Curriculum Connections Psychology: Cognitive Development
Curriculum Connections Psychology: Intellectual Development
Curriculum Connections Psychology: The Individual and Society
Curriculum Connections Psychology: The Brain
Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children
Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide
The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory
Special Education - A Reference Book for Policy and Curriculum Development
Key Concepts in Youth Studies
Key Concepts in Teaching Primary Mathematics

Ebook Central

How to access Ebook central from off campus
Education & Childcare T Level
Attention, Balance and Coordination : the A.B.C. of learning success
Introducing Vygotsky : a guide for practitioners and students in early years education
Introducing Bruner : a guide for practitioners and students in early years education
A guide to SEND in the early years
Observing Children from Birth To 6
EYFS : a practical guide
Supporting children with social, emotional and mental health needs in the early years : practical solutions and strategies for every setting
Outdoor play for healthy little minds : practical ideas to promote children's wellbeing in the early years
Special Needs in the Early Years
It's OK not to be OK : a guide to wellbeing
T Level Education & Childcare
Cache Level 3 Child Care and Education
CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
CACHE, Level 3 - Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
CACHE Entry Level Certificate in Preparation for Childcare
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
Building Confidence, Resilience and Emotional Intelligence in Young Children
A Critical Guide to the Send Code of Practice 0 to 25 years
Promoting Inclusion and Diversity in Early Years Settings
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Children 4-11 Years
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Learners 11-18 Years
Social media and mental health in schools
Inclusive Primary Teaching : A critical approach to equality and special educational needs
Young Children's Health And Well-being
Developing Professional Practice 0-7
Understanding the Reggio Approach : Early Years Education in Practice
Child Development : An Illustrated Guide
CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator for the Work-Based Learner
Equality in Early Childhood
BTEC First : Children's Care Learning and Development
BTEC National Children's Care, Learning and Development Student Book
Children's Care, Learning and Development for NVQ and SVQ Level 3
Cultivating Creativity in Babies, Toddlers & Young Children
Early Childhood Studies : An Holistic Introduction
Early Years for Levels 4 & 5 and the Foundation Degree
Early Years Management In Practice (2nd Edition)
Essential Early Years
Guiding the Behaviour of Children and Young People : Linking Theory and Practice 0–18 Years
Understanding Children and Young People: Development from 5-18 Years
Child Care and Early Education : Good Practice to Support Young Children and Their Families
HNC Early Education and Childcare for Scotland
Introduction to Childcare and Education
New Playwork : Play and Care for Children 4-16
Introduction to Children with Special Needs
S/NVQ Level 3 Working with Children and Young People
Studying for Success

Gale eBooks

How to access Gale eBooks from off campus
Child Development
Children's literature review
Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood
The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence
The Gale Encyclopedia of Pregnancy and Childbirth
Encyclopedia of Education
Personal Finance
Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia
Social Skills
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World Education Encyclopedia
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

English and Maths e-books in Ebook Central

AQA GCSE English Language Grades 1-5 Student Book
AQA GCSE English Language Grades 5-9 Student Book
Mathematics for Dyslexics : Including Dyscalculia