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An award-winning art gallery has been running sessions to encourage children to engage with and explore its collections. Sue Owen finds out why the project was a hit with childminders.
'Free-and-found' resources lend themselves to creative, child-directed outdoor play. Julie Mountain offers some guidance on sourcing them.
A group of children in West London has gone from small beginnings at nursery to transforming front gardens on their road into fertile food-growing sites. Artist-in-residence Rosie Potter explains.
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.
Pack-away nurseries need be creative to make their settings work. Nicole Weinstein asks three how they manage their storage solutions.
The outdoors offers opportunities to get creative with role play. Nicole Weinstein suggests how practitioners might provide resources to support, and build on, children's natural interests.
Walking and running are both challenging locomotor skills for children to master. But the right approach can maximise opportunities for learning, says Lala Manners.
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
In the final part of her four-part series on the 7Cs approach to planning the outdoor play space, Julie Mountain looks at Change and Chance.
This natural material opens up opportunities for children to experiment and explore both real and imaginary worlds - and a mud kitchen makes a good central point.
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