This first book in the Hands on Guides series provides step-by-step instruction on how to make your pre-school setting inclusive, and provides lots of helpful photocopiable resources, checklists and practical activities.

Issues covered include:

  • Advice on inclusive environments, play and planning to meet individual needs in 0 - 3 and Foundation stage settings
  • Coverage of current legislation, such as the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and what it means for the pre-school practitioner;
  • Quick-reference materials, for planning and auditing any early years setting;
  • A CD Rom with templates that can be customised to fit your needs.

This book is essential for those working with Birth to Three Matters and the Foundation Stage curriculum, including pre-school practitioners, managers, advisory teachers, Area SENCOs, Inclusion Officers Tutors and Child Care and Education students and tutors.

It provides straight-forward practical advice on how to make pre-school settings inclusive, and provides lots of helpful photocopiable resources, checklists and practical activities.

**Winner of the 2007 NASEN and TES Book Award!!**

"Any setting will find this a useful, informative and accessible book" - Early Years Update

"I really enjoyed reviewing this book and will find it an excellent resource to share with the childminders with whom I work. I feel that it would benefit early years practitioners from all settings and would be a useful tool for tutors and students working at all levels" - National Childminding Association

"The straight forward step-by-step practical advice and guidance in this essential guide really helps to demystify exactly what is meant by inclusion . It is a vital and essential read for all those working with the 0-5 age range. It is an easy read that will leave you feeling more confident and well-informed about your role and it empowers you to help children with difficulties that you may have been reluctant to include in your setting" – Early Years Educator


"I really liked the way the book is set out with hands-on activities, checklists, discussion points and further reading after each chapter...[it] is full of brilliant suggestions and practical ideas to ensure all children can play and learn together...I will be recommending this book to early years practitioners and colleagues" – Nursery World