Introduction: What's so special about families? Part 1: Services for young children and their families; In sickness and in health - the role and responsibilities of health visitors; Childminders and children; Teachers and young children in educational establishments; Voluntary agencies, young children and their families - preschool playgroups; Daycare and nursery education as a business. Part 2: Children in need; Becoming a special family; When parents separate; Supporting children in need; Young children in the care system; Making a difference for children in need - "educare" services. Part 3: Issues and implications; Young children in Day Nurseries and Combined Centres run by the Social Services; Training to work with young children; Coordinating provision - the story so far.
"The material is well organized. . .[the] introduction and first chapter by the editor, which is one of the most useful in locating the Childrens Acts emphasis on collaboration between professionals within a wider arena of the changing political band organisations context of workers roles. . .." -Community Care, 8/18/94 (UK)