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Movement and dance experiences such as crawling, creeping, rolling, turning, walking, reaching and swinging are essential for babies' brain development.
Even very young children love to explore, and although nature is the key resource here, it can be given a helping hand. Nicole Weinstein reports.
A nursery's outside space is incomplete without shelter from both inclement and summery conditions. Annette Rawstrone reveals the range of solutions available.
For those nurseries in need of extra cash, rattling the tin is a vital source of income. Katy Morton presents a six-step guide to holding a successful fundraiser.
Outdoors, children can lose their inhibitions when it comes to reading, writing and talking - and the right mix of resources can help, says Helen Bromley.
Trimdon Grange Infant and Nursery School can offer some important pointers on best practice and provision outdoors, says Elizabeth Jarman.
Outdoor games are healthy, teach valuable skills, and require only basic resources such as bean bags, hoops and chalk, says Helen Bilton.
The outdoors is ideal for children to make noise and move to music. Annette Rawstrone explains how instruments make a big difference.
A round-up of products that will encourage young children to become explorers, viewing the world close up or in a different light. Compiled by Ruth Thomson.
Mathematical learning need not be a dull or daunting prospect, thanks to the ability of well-equipped outside spaces to let children immerse themselves in complex ideas while at play.
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