It is widely known that babies and infants will flourish in an environment that supports and promotes their learning and development. But what constitutes an appropriate environment for children under three?

Drawing on recent research, this book explores the concept of an appropriate environment, both within and beyond the early years setting. It sets this within the context of child development and practically demonstrates how a high quality environment can be created for babies and toddlers that supports the areas of learning and development.

Features include:

  • case studies and examples
  • focus points for readers and questions for reflective practice
  • suggestions for staff development
  • photos to illustrate good practice.

Providing a wealth of practical ideas and activities, this handy text provides detailed guidance on how to develop an appropriate indoor and outdoor environment for babies and toddlers’ to help practitioners ensure effective outcomes for the youngest children in their care.