Attachment and the key person bibliography

Brooker, L. (2010). Constructing the triangle of care: power and professionalism in practitioner/parent relationships, British Journal of Educational Studies 58, 2: 181-196.

Clasien De Schipper, J et al (2008) Children’s Attachment Relationships with Day Care Caregivers: Associations with Positive Caregiving and the Child’s Temperament. Social Development. 17(3).

Cousins, S.B. (2017) Practitioners’ constructions of love in early childhood education and care, International Journal of Early Years Education, 25:1, 16-29, DOI: 10.1080/09669760.2016.1263939.

Cousins, J. (2018). ‘Elinor Goldschmied (1910-2009): Let the Past inform the Present’ in Routledge International Handbook of Froebel and Early Childhood Practice. Rearticulating Research and Policy. ed. Bruce, T., P. Elfer and S. Powell with L. Werth. London and New York: Routledge, 85-91. 

Brace, D. (2021): ‘Settling In’: Exploring the complexities of observing and responding to young children’s communications of distress as they start day care, Infant Observation, DOI: 10.1080/13698036.2021.1875869.

Elfer, P., E. Goldschmied and D.Y. Selleck, (2012).  Key Persons in the Early Years. Building Relationships for Quality Provision in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.

Goldschmied, E. and D. Y. Selleck. (1996). Communication between Babies in their First Year. A training book and film. London: National Children’s Bureau.

Page, J. (2018) Characterising the principles of Professional Love in early childhood care and education, International Journal of Early Years Education, 26:2, 125-141, DOI: 10.1080/09669760.2018.1459508

Page, J. (2011) Do Mothers want professional carers to love their babies? Journal of Early Childhood Research 9: 310-323.  

Panksepp, J. (2013) “How Primary-process Emotional Systems Guide Child Development.” In Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy, edited by D. Narvaez, J. Panksepp, A. N. Schore, and T. R. Gleason, 74–94. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Soukakou, E. and Katharina Ereky-Stevens, Kathy Sylva, Naomi Eisenstadt and Sandra Mathers (2014) Sound Foundations: A Review of the Research Evidence on Quality of Early Childhood Education and Care for Children Under Three Implications for Policy and Practice. The Sutton Trust.