Assessing the value of mandatory sleep/rest periods in early childhood education and care

Staton, Sally Louisa (2015) Assessing the value of mandatory sleep/rest periods in early childhood education and care. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


In Australia while "appropriate provision for sleep and rest" in early education and care settings is legislated there is no research base to define appropriate practice. This study provided the first, comprehensive documentation of sleep practices in early education and care and assessed their impacts on child health and well-being. The evidence supports development of practice guidelines to manage the complex individual and organisational factors associated with provisions for sleep and rest. The thesis contributes to significant international debate in sleep science regarding the benefits of promoting day-sleep during a period characterized by decline in biological propensity to nap.

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ID Code: 80102
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Thorpe, Karen & Smith, Simon
Additional Information: Recipient of 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award
Keywords: Sleep, Nap, Childcare, Early Childhood, Preschool, Policy, Practice, Rest, Naptime, Children, ODTA
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2015 07:10
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 00:26

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