A cross-section of early years consultants and nursery equipment suppliers tell Nicole Weinstein about the latest trends in early years practice and how best to provide an enabling environment
Nursery art and craft studios provide a dedicated space for both children and practitioners to be creative, writes Annette Rawstrone, who finds out how four settings are making the most of theirs
The use of mud kitchens in nurseries’ outdoor spaces has spread significantly since the concept was popularised a few years ago, but children will only get the most out of them if they are regularly reviewed....
Providing children with access to loose parts materials enables them to use their imaginations in an endless variety of ways. Nicole Weinstein provides some examples of useful resources
Equipment & Books
Reviews, roundups and advice on how to choose nursery equipment and resources.
Some anniversary reprints of much-loved children's books.
by Margaret McAllister and Holly Sterling (Frances Lincoln)
by Britta Teckentrup (Big Picture Press)
by Mo Farah, Kes Gray and Marta Kissi (Hodder Children's Books, paperback, £6.99)
Children often want their own small corners where they feel safe and secure. How best can settings cater for this need?
A shortage of sand and water for play can cause squabbles. Anne O'Connor advises on creative ways of providing this popular resource.
Anne O'Connor offers advice on creating a baby room that promotes physical activity, fosters exploration and supports rest in surroundings with familiar, special...