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
‘My Primary School is at the Museum’ is giving children the chance to learn in a uniquely enriching environment, finds Marianne Sargent
Special books – designed to help nursery children make the move to a new room or Reception – are child-led, so they also let practitioners see the world through their eyes, explains Zoe Kimber
Children can be introduced to the basics of coding at a very young age, says Marianne Sargent
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.
Supporting the maths development of four-year-olds requires meeting this age group’s widely varying needs, writes Judith Dancer
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 furniture. By Annette Rawstrone
Sharing stories is the key to learning to read, says Cassie Surrey