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A nursery in Wiltshire used a local garden in an old churchyard, and a visual artist, to put together a Making Memories project. Annette Rawstrone explains

Sculpture is an excellent medium for creative expression, but staff and children alike will need help. Nicole Weinstein finds some advice

Nursery art and craft studios provide a dedicated space for both children and practitioners to be creative, writes Annette Rawstrone, who finds out how four settings are making the most of theirs

Printing is an immediately engaging activity for young children because it is both visual and tactile. Nicole Weinstein offers some tips

Painting lets children express themselves, engaging both brain and the body, writes Nicole Weinstein

Most children like to draw. Nicole Weinsteinfinds out how practitioners can best support young children’s early development of drawing – and looks at some of the best resources on offer

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.

Creating a space for two age groups to share can help staff get more from resources and ease transition for children. Anne O'Connor suggests ways to make the most of an area.

Painting offers young children a world of opportunities for experimentation and expression, so early years settings should equip them with ample materials and varied techniques.

The essential provision for a creative art environment takes account of the space and materials made available and the display of children's finished works.