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Risk-taking is a key ingredient of healthy development, but its place in practice can still be limited by how it is perceived, says Kathryn Solly.

A 'playful' project has won an award for its success making scientific ideas accessible to children and families, writes Olivia McCrea-Hedley.

Cowgate Under 5s has opened up its spaces so that children of different age groups can move freely around the setting - with significant benefits. The nursery's June Graham explains why it works.

Setting children on the path to a healthy life should start with supporting their well-being and capitalise on their instincts, imagination and freedom to choose. By Pat Gordon-Smith

It is essential to put strong processes in place to ensure quality provision for twos, says Vicky Hutchin.

The focus of this area of learning is now on understanding people and communities, the natural and built environment, and everyday objects with functions created by technology.

To create a communication rich environment for their charges, Norland Nursery staff studied their own communication patterns. By Clare Crowther

In promoting PSED, Norland Nursery chose to focus on the elements in isolation as well as how they weave together. Clare Crowther explains.

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.