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Should nursery workers go along with parents' wishes to keep their child awake all day? Maria Robinson offers advice on sleep needs.
Children may remain emotionally affected long after an accident. Annette Rawstrone hears how.
Practitioners wondering how to deal with a child's toileting difficulties are advised by Maria Robinson.
Burnwood Nursery School has cut dramatically its number of children on the special needs register. Head teacher Juliet Levingstone explains how, in the second of a series on Stoke-on-Trent's nursery schools.
Early years practitioners have a hard time convincing some parents about developmentally-appropriate skills. Maria Robinson offers advice.
Resolving conflicts between young children is the subject of a course outlined by Karen Faux.
Those having responsibility as a key carer need to be honest with themselves about the emotional and personal demands of the role as they tune in to individual children, says Anne O'Connor.
While children will squabble from time to time, they are usually practising negotiating techniques. The skill for adults is to know when to step in or step back and let them get on with it, explains Anne O'Connor.
Should childcarers allow aggressive play, and where does the line have to be drawn? Elaine Lee considers the views of various professionals.
Strategies to engage the third partner in the key person approach - the parent - as a child enters and settles in to nursery are explained in our continuing series on key caring by Anne O'Connor
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