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Should young children be allowed to sleep at nursery, or is it likely to keep them awake at night? Annette Rawstrone spoke to childcare practitioners.
Parents were won over when a nursery let the children explore working with real tools, says Laura Wayman.
Anticipation of a real event gave the opportunity for the young children at Busy Bees nursery in Durham City to play and learn via a pretend nuptials.
Getting children to make potions at the nursery and at home helped engage parents, says Laura Wayman
Get the hang of a simple and inexpensive resource for babies you can make yourself, says Claire Stevenson.
Raising plants indoors is a great way to anticipate what nature will be doing outdoors, as Kathy Swinburne at Busy Bears Children's Day Nursery, Co Durham, discovers.
Another dimension of storytelling is opened up with the use of a learning device described by Jean Evans.
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