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Free curriculum-linked activity resources and the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to 20,000 are being offered to nurseries and pre-schools by the children's television channel Nick Jr.
Debates about the effects of computers on young children should address what they are used for and how, says, John Siraj-Blatchford.
Young children are being taught to read dogs' body language in a bid to reduce the number who get bitten each year.
The upcoming review of the Early Years Foundation Stage needs to look carefully at worldwide studies of effective pre-school approaches, says Oli de Botton of the CfBT Education Trust.
Only meaningful dialogue between the Government and the early years sector will avoid ideological swings in policy and achieve a balanced approach to reform of the EYFS, say Margaret Edgington, Richard House and Kim Simpson of the Open EYE Campaign.
Children at the Eureka! Nursery in Halifax, West Yorkshire, have been enjoying the World Cup through their stomachs by tucking into food from the 32 countries whose teams are competing.
Children at Cuddles Day Nursery in Parkstone, Poole, were fascinated to watch three ducklings taking their first swim.
I am a mature student studying Advanced Practice in working with Children and Families and work part-time in a private day nursery. As part of my portfolio I would like to create a bird feeding station with the children. I decided to use a metal arch to hang the feeders from and create a shelf for other food. This structure makes an interesting bird table and also fills a gap in the hedge where the conifers are bare.
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