The process for identifying and supporting those with special educational needs and disabilities has been given an update. Kay Mathieson considers how the changes will affect practice.
Caring for twins requires a thoughtful approach, to ensure each child gets the best start in life. Meredith Jones Russell takes a look at what settings might need to consider.
A giant puppet show came to Liverpool for three days this summer. The event inspired one nursery to explore the concept of size - by getting the children to make their own figures.
Some common teaching methods take their cues from behaviourist theory. Linda Pound looks at the work of one of its key proponents.
Nursery World's Early Years Foundation Stage Practice Centre contains a wealth of ideas, advice and information for working with birth to five-year-olds under the EYFS framework, all linking into the four themes - A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments and Learning and Development. Each feature includes a downloadable PDF and links to other relevant articles.
Ferre Laevers' Process-Oriented Monitoring System builds on his 'well-being' and 'involvement' scales to create a highly sensitive form of assessment. Jan Dubiel takes a look at how it works.
The component parts of the human skeleton are a good starting point for educating children about staying healthy, says Marianne Sargent
Vitamin D is a vital ingredient for many aspects of development, but how can you make sure children are getting enough?
From early in their lives, children show an interest in science. They often notice things that we as adults take for granted, such as the clouds in the sky or how the pedal on the kitchen bin works.