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Being in the city doesn’t mean children can’t learn about the natural world. Marianne Sargent looks at one nursery connecting urban with earth

In an extract from his book of story-based adventures, Adam Dove explains how woodland fairies and a big-footed troll can provide an exciting and engaging starting point for outdoor learning

How much technology is healthy for children, and how can you get a good balance? Penny Tassoni sets out what you need to know.

A project involving British and international nurseries is focusing on getting young children to engage with their local communities. Marianne Sargent finds out how it is taking shape.

Do ICT and multimedia in the early years have positive potential, or are they a danger to development? Here, two experts make their case.

Digital technology has helped to increase sedentary behaviour among children, but it can also be used to encourage physical activity, says Dr Lala Manners.

Two-year-olds have a natural interest in exploration, but how can nurseries best use this to meet the learning area Understanding the World? Marianne Sargent finds inspiration in Northamptonshire

With digital technology now an integral part of children's everyday lives, settings must consider how they can best use it to support learning. Dr Christine Stephen draws on 15 years of research to look at how children's preferences vary and what support educators can offer

With technology playing an increasingly important part in all our lives, it is essential that the early years sector finds appropriate ways to incorporate ICT into settings. Nicole Weinstein finds inspiration at one nursery school using a variety of gadgets to both support and enhance learning.

A course on nursery science has helped Nicola Fraser's setting in Scotland to learn the value of experimentation. Hannah Crown finds out more