The book “Quality in Early Years”, to which I was a contributor, has now been published by McGraw-Hill. The book discusses government policy and educational research related to the day-to-day challenges facing those who work in early years settings. Each chapter has reflection points and practical activities designed to encourage Early Years professionals to question existing practice and develop their own understandings of quality.
I contributed several chapters: on frameworks and standards (jointly with Emma Slaughter); on international perspectives on quality in early years; and on research.
You can read more about the book and order copies here: http://www.mheducation.co.uk/quality-in-the-early-years.