Equipment & Books

Reviews, roundups and advice on how to choose nursery equipment and resources.

Nursery Equipment In Depth

  • Nursery Equipment: Introduction - New directions

    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 Equipment: Art Studios - On form

    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

  • Nursery Equipment: Mud Kitchens - Time to upgrade

    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....

  • Nursery Equipment: Loose Parts - Feeling empowered

    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

Latest Children's Books


Big Birthdays

Some anniversary reprints of much-loved children's books.


15 Things Not to Do with a Granny

by Margaret McAllister and Holly Sterling (Frances Lincoln)


One is Not a Pair

by Britta Teckentrup (Big Picture Press)


Ready Steady Mo!

by Mo Farah, Kes Gray and Marta Kissi (Hodder Children's Books, paperback, £6.99)