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Following children's interests sparked a project to build an eco-friendly bird hide at a setting in Liverpool. Marianne Sargent explains.

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.

Education for Sustainable Development is becoming an essential part of the early years agenda. Professor John Siraj-Blatchford explains its importance and shares some examples of practice

Teaching children about where their food comes from nurtures healthy eating and an understanding of the world. Annette Rawstrone explains.

The component parts of the human skeleton are a good starting point for educating children about staying healthy, says Marianne Sargent

From early in their lives, children show an interest in science. They often notice things that we as adults take for granted, such as the clouds in the sky or how the pedal on the kitchen bin works.

Children are naturally curious - a fact practitioners and parents can use to encourage early scientific learning, says Penny Tassoni.

Requiring only simple materials, block play nevertheless gives children the power to bring imaginary worlds to life. Michael Follett suggests handing over creative control.

A Reggio Emilia-inspired nursery has been exploring the ingredients and processes involved in baking - and has documented its approach in a new book, as Hannah Crown explains

Has the slimlined Understanding the World impacted on teaching and learning? And what can we do to ensure we inspire children's interests and consolidate their knowledge? In the second of a two-part series, Lena Engel considers the aspect The World