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For young children to develop into innovative and flexible thinkers, settings must enable 'deep-level learning', explains Jan Dubiel.

One setting has won plaudits for managing staff and tracking child development. Hannah Crown reports.

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

With children at risk of sexual abuse from a very young age, it is vital that practitioners are aware of the signs. Elaine Hook offers some guidance.

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.

Child psychoanalyst Susan Isaacs had another, lesser-known role: as an agony aunt. Caroline Vollans makes the case for considering her advice in the context of modern practice

The transportation schema allows practitioners to witness the advance of learning. Nicole Weinstein shares her advice on supporting it.

In a globalised world, building overseas relationships has never been easier. Catherine Gaunt talks to three nursery groups about how it's done.

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.

What can we learn from research on early brain development? David Whitebread and Lysandra Sinclaire-Harding debunk some of the 'neuromyths' and misdiagnoses doing the rounds and look at how neuroscience findings might inform practice in early childhood education.