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Winner - Little Barn Owls Nursery & Farm School, Horsham, West Sussex

Allowing children to explore media and materials enables important learning, but how can practitioners support children's creativity and understanding? Nicole Weinstein explains.

Forest school expert Stuart Welby has been training practitioners looking to translate the practice to Chinese, city-based provision. So how did the experience play out for those involved?

A creative raft-building project at one setting prompted a range of learning opportunities and discussions about the wider world. The nursery's artist-in-residence Rosie Potter explains.

A 'monster' sighting at one nursery sparked a project looking at a range of themes.

The freedom to explore certain types of movement is vital for both physical and mental development.Carol Archer and Professor Iram Siraj explain.

The benefits of 'tummy time' are well documented, but many babies spend too little time playing in this way. Andrea Vaughan explains how her setting has been working to increase parent awareness.

Settings based on outdoor learning are growing in popularity - and providing focused, creative provision inspired by their individual environments. Nicole Weinstein takes a look at some of the different approaches on offer around the UK and the benefits for children.

Digital technology has helped to increase sedentary behaviour among children, but it can also be used to encourage physical activity, says Dr Lala Manners.

Get the underlying essentials of high-quality provision right and they will be the foundation for developing a curriculum, says Dr Julian Grenier