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Exploring wool can spark babies' curiosity and help them learn about the world around them, explains nursery owner Emma Graham.

It is crucial that practitioners understand the sensory, social and emotional factors that could impede a child's development - and how to plan for individual needs. Sue Chambers explains

How can practitioners work within the Prime areas while also introducing children to the Specific areas of development? Penny Tassoni considers how the different aspects link together

Physical doodles can nurture young children's learning and help them understand their bodies in creative and playful ways. The following extract from a new book offers guidance on getting started.

In the third part of a series on the progress check, Sue Chambers looks at the importance of robust observation, assessment and planning to meet the needs of your children Photograph at LEYF's Noah’s Ark Nursery in east London, London by Justin Thomas

With Development Matters removed from both the Department for Education's website and the Ofsted inspectors' guidance, Lena Engel examines its history and asks what the implications are for practice.

Almost every early years setting has children who speak languages other than English at home. But what approaches can practitioners use to best support multilingual learning? Penny Tassoni reports.

New materials offer guidance for those working with diverse and disadvantaged toddlers. Helen Sutherland and Jan Styman explain.

Bureaucracy and misconceptions led to the decline of 'teaching' in the original EYFS. Early years expert Lena Engel explains why it must be restored to its rightful place under the revised framework.

Working in partnership with parents is vital for responding effectively to children's needs. Sue Chambers offers guidance on building relations .