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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.

Knee pain affects a quarter of adults aged 50 and over, so how do older practitioners cope with a job that requires them to be on their hands and knees all day? Sue Cussen, 54, a former lead practitioner, looks into the issue.

With so much focus on children's well-being, it can be easy to overlook those who care for them. Katy Morton considers staff mental health.

The role of a paediatric nurse requires a huge amount of not just clinical but communication-related skills, finds Gabriella Jozwiak.

Jodie Shafi learned how to overcome anxiety after enrolling on one of her employer's nursery staff training courses. Hannah Crown reports.

The current crop of training programmes covers a broad range of topics related to health. Hannah Crown rounds up some of the options.

Are we getting any closer to understanding childhood obesity? And what should early years practitioners be doing to help prevent it? Professor Pinki Sahota offers expert advice.

In a letter to all parents of young children, Dr Raj Thakkar offers some guidance on both common and more serious medical conditions, what symptoms to look out for, and how to treat them

Despite improvements, dental health problems among children are still a reality. Meredith Jones Russell looks at what is being done.

Health and childcare professionals are encouraged to play an active role in increasing the uptake of immunisations. Matthew Olley, an immunisation nurse specialist at Public Health England, explains what vaccinations are offered and how early years settings can help.