This is the definitive guide to working in a pre-school setting, now updated to match the latest specifications, and approved by the Pre-School Learning Alliance. It gives complete coverage of all core and optional units in the 2006 specifications so that you have everything you need to succeed in one place. It is written in close consultation with the Pre-school Learning Alliance so you can be sure that the book reflects the latest practice. It features easy-to-follow language, which is used throughout to ensure suitability for all abilities. It also includes stimulating case studies from PSLA-recommended pre-school settings to provoke discussion and debate.