'The first edition of this book set a milestone in writing about under threes. This second edition builds on that great achievement: its thinking about loving interactions in nurseries marks it out for its bravery and profound importance for a new generation of practice' -Peter Elfer, University of Roehampton 'The authors skilfully interlace theory and practice, foregrounding an ethic of respect and prompting critical reflection and dialogue' -Dr Sacha Powell, Reader in Early Childhood, Canterbury Christ Church University ' This clear, authoritative and scholarly book is informed by the authors' huge respect and affection for young children and those who work with them. A must-read' -Helen Moylett, Early Learning Consultancy This book is essential for all who work with children under three. Due to its combination of theory and practice, clear writing and pedagogical material. The second edition contains extensive updates on policy, new case studies, and activities from current settings. This revised edition emphasises: - child development and learning - attachment/key person relationships - planning the environment for babies - understanding every child - working with parents This book will be useful to those on initial training courses, such as Foundation degrees, NVQ, BA Education and Early Childhood Studies, and for managers and practitioners undertaking CPD. Jools Page teaches on the MA in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield. Ann Clare is an Associate Tutor at the University of Sheffield. Cathy Nutbrown is Head of the School of Education at the University of Sheffield.