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Exploring the outdoors develops young children's sense of space and movement. Nicole Weinstein looks at how to create the perfect outdoor space.
Little ones need to nap, eat and be changed. Karen Faux looks at how to provide for these essential daily routines.
Mathematical learning need not be a dull or daunting prospect, thanks to the ability of well-equipped outside spaces to let children immerse themselves in complex ideas while at play.
Outdoors, children can lose their inhibitions when it comes to reading, writing and talking - and the right mix of resources can help, says Helen Bromley.
Whether they are fashioned from hedgerows or built for purpose from tents and playhouses, dens should be personal retreats for children and places that inspire their imagination and learning, says Diana Lawton.
Outdoor play is essential in the physical and mental development of children. Helen Tovey explores the benefits of a well-resourced outside environment.
All-round learning in this part of the nursery requires equipment large and small, says Diana Lawton.
How do you create a quality learning environment? Gill Farnworth, head teacher of Westfield Nursery School, Stoke-on-Trent, explains the approach of her staff team.
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