A nursery's design, from the way spaces are laid out to how books are stored and the furniture and resources used, can make a big difference to children's learning and behaviour, says Nicole Weinstein....
The importance of outdoor play to development is well documented. Julie Mountain explains how to get right both attitude and resources.
Large equipment can be a big investment, so here are some pointers to help make sure you choose what's right for your setting.
Meeting the play needs of babies and toddlers helps them explore the world, writes Jean Evans.
Equipment & Books
Reviews, roundups and advice on how to choose nursery equipment and resources.
By Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, (Hodder Children's Books, hardback, £11.99)
By Britta Teckentrup, (Little Tiger Press, hardback, £8.99)
By Richard Curtis and Rebecca Cobb, (Puffin, hardback, £10.99)
By Samantha Meredith, (Caterpillar Books, boardbook, £4.99)
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...