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In an extract from his book of story-based adventures, Adam Dove explains how woodland fairies and a big-footed troll can provide an exciting and engaging starting point for outdoor learning

Action research has helped to develop a nursery garden to better provide open-ended opportunities for learning, as well improving practice. Teacher Sue Duglan breaks down the transformation.

Forest school expert Stuart Welby has been training practitioners looking to translate the practice to Chinese, city-based provision. So how did the experience play out for those involved?

Settings based on outdoor learning are growing in popularity - and providing focused, creative provision inspired by their individual environments. Nicole Weinstein takes a look at some of the different approaches on offer around the UK and the benefits for children.

With nurseries spending an increasing amount of time outside, many are investing in outdoor structures bringing real benefits to children's play and learning, says Katy Morton.

Making a bug hotel to protect insects during the winter can help children learn about the natural environment, while also building physical and team skills. Viv Hampshire explains.

A yurt in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale, has become the base for two childminders providing funded early education places. Leah Findlay and Peter Findlay explain the thinking behind the unusual set-up.