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Promoting healthy eating to the children and families in a diverse community is part of a project engineered by Alison Tonkin, Cath Alderson and Gill Roberts.

Building dens is a natural and important pastime in children's social and emotional development. Anne O'Connor explores how adults can support this form of play while respecting children's need for privacy

Parents can be assured about what an early years setting has to offer their special needs child by a new inclusion stamp. Karen Faux finds out how.

Practitioners in early years settings may be the first to notice if a child shows what could be the signs of depression. Annette Rawstrone finds out what to do.

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Efforts to improve young children's health and safeguard their well-being are being strengthened by closer multi-agency working, in a community project detailed by Alison Tonkin, Cath Alderson and Gill Roberts. Health promotion 'is not just the responsibility of the health sector but goes beyond lifestyles to well-being' (World Health Organisation, 1986).

Practitioners with twins in their settings need to be aware of particular issues within their learning and social development. Ruth Thomson discovers why.

Promoting good health in children is about more than diet and exercise, say Alison Tonkin, Cath Alderson and Gill Roberts as they report on a new project.

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Starting daycare away from home can be a daunting experience for a young child - and their parent. Anne O'Connor looks at the case of two-year-old Ava and considers how settings can take the tension out of settling in at nursery