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An award-winning art gallery has been running sessions to encourage children to engage with and explore its collections. Sue Owen finds out why the project was a hit with childminders.

Following children's interests sparked a project to build an eco-friendly bird hide at a setting in Liverpool. Marianne Sargent explains.

A group of children in West London has gone from small beginnings at nursery to transforming front gardens on their road into fertile food-growing sites. Artist-in-residence Rosie Potter explains.

Cowgate Under 5s has opened up its spaces so that children of different age groups can move freely around the setting - with significant benefits. The nursery's June Graham explains why it works.

Positive Steps Nursery has set up a children's council to help plan their activities. Marianne Sargent reports.

Can daily sessions of focused physical activities help children develop the gross and fine motor skills they need to become confident writers? Helen Chilton reports on her school's progress.

A giant puppet show came to Liverpool for three days this summer. The event inspired one nursery to explore the concept of size - by getting the children to make their own figures.

Laurel Farm Kindergarten makes the most of its rural setting for children to learn life skills and enrich their learning through play that engages with animals and nature. Nereida Olives explains.

A Reggio Emilia-inspired nursery has been exploring the ingredients and processes involved in baking - and has documented its approach in a new book, as Hannah Crown explains

Co-operative Childcare has introduced science gardens - through a creative process involving all 50 of its settings. Meredith Jones Russell reports.