Special Reports: Nursery Equipment

Nursery World's annual special report looks at creating an exciting environment and choosing the best equipment and resources for your early years setting



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...


Nursery Equipment: Fine Motor Skills - Within grasp

Physical skills and fine motor control are declining among some school-starters, so what better time to stock up on products that aid the development of these abilities,...


Nursery Equipment: Durability - Toughening up

Although it’s tempting to buy either cheaper items or those intended for domestic use, settings will be better off in the long run with heavy-duty, nursery-friendly...


Nursery Equipment: Forest School - In the thick of it

Forest school and outdoor teaching are becoming a key part of the early years curriculum, offering deep learning opportunities as well as cultivating a kinship with...


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...


Nursery Equipment: Wheeled Toys - Hot wheels

Providing bikes and scooters helps children develop vital physical skills, as well as perseverance and negotiation – while other wheeled resources are also useful,...


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...


Nursery Equipment: Two-Year-Olds - All sorted

Variety is key when it comes to resources for two-year-olds, as is catering for different levels of development and enabling them to express their increasing sociability,...


Nursery Equipment: Flexibility - Full of possibility

Open-ended resources allow children to explore their imaginations. Marianne Sargent gives the lowdown on some flexible resources


Nursery Equipment: ICT - At a touch

There are thousands of apps designed for children, but not all of them will be EYFS-appropriate. Martin Bailey explains what to look out for, and overleaf suggests...

Special Report:
Nursery Chains

The UK's top private sector childcare providers ranked in Nursery World's special report, plus analysis of how the top nursery chains are coping with the recession.

Special Report: Nursery Chains

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Nursery Management

Nursery World's twice-yearly special reports full of advice and information on running early years and childcare settings.