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There are benefits to embracing a creativity focused on process rather than result. Nicole Weinstein offers a guide

Children born in the summer are at a potential disadvantage when they start school, research shows. Charlotte Goddard looks at what you need to know

The new review, bringing together two separate assessments from early years and health, is being rolled out this month. Charlotte Goddard provides an overview of what practitioners need to know.

The ability to speak multiple languages is linked to strong critical thinking. So how can the early years nurture learning in this area? Vicky Burghardt, Beverley Barnaby and Leena Robertson explain

With digital technology now an integral part of children's everyday lives, settings must consider how they can best use it to support learning. Dr Christine Stephen draws on 15 years of research to look at how children's preferences vary and what support educators can offer

The forest school approach is growing in popularity, and it is taking a variety of different formats as settings embrace it in ways that reflect their individual needs. Nicole Weinstein explains.

Immigration will be a key issue in the run up to the General Election, but how do refugees fit into the picture and what is the reality of their situation? Ruth Stokes reports

Children with parents in prison have a unique set of challenges to contend with, but the right sort of help targeted at prisoner families can have a positive impact on their futures. Ruth Stokes looks at some of the difficulties families face and what is being done to combat them.

A home-grown approach to peer mentoring at a nursery school and children's centre in London is improving practice, as well as making work more satisfying for the team. Headteacher Dr Julian Grenier offers an insight into the setting's journey

How children learn from the world around them is influenced by both their external senses, such as taste and touch, and their internal senses of movement and body awareness. Anne O'Connor considers how these senses help to build understanding, when problems might arise, and how practitioners can make sure they are offering suitable environments