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Nursery World's Nursery of the Year 2014, Manor House Nursery School in Margate, combines strong community and family links with excellent practice. Ruth Thomson went to visit.

The values nurtured in the early years shape how children approach the wider world later in life. But which values are beneficial and how do we balance different interests? By Marion Dowling

The work of Carol Dweck tells us that encouraging a particular way of thinking - that talent and intelligence are not 'fixed' - can make all the difference to how children learn. Jan Dubiel explains.

One school and children's centre has won an award for its work on Traveller culture and heritage. Gabriella Jozwiak finds out how the project has increased engagement among the local community.

Dolls with their own personas and life stories are being used by some practitioners to help raise issues of equality and encourage children to think critically. Vicky Hutchin explains.

An equal opportunities policy is no longer a statutory obligation, but ensuring that everyone gets a fair chance is central to good practice. Babette Brown and Vicky Hutchin explain how.

Vitamin D is a vital ingredient for many aspects of development, but how can you make sure children are getting enough?

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 research project looking at well-being in the early years has underlined some important factors to consider for this vital area of childcare.