References and further reading material for Tamsin Grimmer’s article “What’s love got to do with it?”

  • Byrne, J. (2016). Love in social care: Necessary pre-requisite or blurring of boundaries. Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 15(3), 152-158.
  • Department for Children, Schools and Families (DfCSF) (2008). Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Practice Guidance. London: Department for Children, Schools and Families.
  • Early Education. (2012). Development Matters in the early years foundation stage. London, United Kingdom: Early Education.  Retrieved from
  • Elfer, P. and Page, J. (2015). Pedagogy with babies: perspectives of eight nursery managers. Early Child Development and Care, 185(11-12), 1762-1782.
  • Gerhardt, S. (2004). Why love matters: How affection shapes a baby’s brain. Hove, United Kingdom: Brunner-Routledge.
  • Maslow, A. (2013). A Theory of Human Motivation. Radford, VA: Wilder Publications.
  • Page, J. (undated a). Professional Love in Early Years Settings: A Report of the Summary of Findings. University of Sheffield. Retrieved from
  • Page, J. (undated b).  Professional Love in Early Years Settings (PLEYS) ‘Attachment Toolkit’. University of Sheffield.  Retrieved from

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