1. Introduction 2. Policy context 3. Putting theory to work 4. Government policy and childcare workforce reform: a critical discourse analysis 5. Imagined childhoods: subjectivities and pedagogical practices 6. Maternal discourses and the formation of 'professional' identities 7. Negotiating Professionalism: challenges and resistance 8. Conclusion: towards critically reflective emotional professionalism
Jayne Osgood is Reader in Early Childhood Education at London Metropolitan University.