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Is clothing for outdoors the responsibility of parents or the nursery? Practitioners talk to Annette Rawstrone.

Being a Forest Schools practitioner requires a constant awareness of the opportunities presented for the children, writes Sarah Blackwell.

In the first of a new series on running a Forest School programme, Sarah Blackwell identifies priorities in locating and using the land.

Having involved the children in its design, a London nursery is now enjoying its feature-rich roof garden, reports Katy Morton.

Babies, toddlers and two-year-olds and the outdoors are a natural combination, with endless benefits for learning and development. Jan White explains where to find them.

The endless potential for learning through play that the natural environment offers to young children is observed by 'nature kindergarten' provider Claire Warden.

What do children really get out of playing outdoors? An action research project into children's fascinations and explorations in nature, described by Annie Davy and Jennie Creese, found the evidence.

Follow young children on the trail of new sensory experiences and inspiring ideas to take back to nursery, with Katy Morton.

Early years practitioners will benefit from training in using the outdoors, whether it's a familiar place to them or not, says Mary Evans

'Nurture through nature' is the ethos behind an outdoor kindergarten in Glasgow, where children learn to manage risk. Judith Napier reports.