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Best Practice - Flourishing Froebel

The Froebelian approach is being given a new international push to demonstrate its continued relevance and to train more leaders in the pedagogy. Nicole Weinstein reports

Safeguarding - Behind closed doors

With referrals to social care and concerns about children rising during the pandemic, what is the impact on early years settings’ safeguarding role? By Meredith Jones Russell

Cookery corner - homemade pizza

This is a great meal for young children to help with. You can prepare all the ingredients and have them in bowls on the table for children to add their own toppings


  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Children at Coneygarth Farm Day Nursery in Haxey, South Yorkshire enjoyed some ‘waterslide action!’

Potty Training - Good to go

With more children wearing nappies for longer, what do early years practitioners need to know about potty training? Annette Rawstrone reports on the reasons for the trend and practical ways to help children become successfully toilet-trained

Health - Taking the strain

The mental health of new fathers is rarely assessed as part of ante- or postnatal care. With dads’ depression on the rise, this needs to change, finds Meredith Jones Russell

Check out Nursery World’s July issue

  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Best practice has the emphasis firmly on fun at this time of the year – when children can enjoy being energetic and creative outdoors. We’ve got lots of ideas to try. Why not display their weatherproof art outdoors or make art from the land itself? We also explore some big issues including how to be vigilant with safeguarding and the need to address childhood obesity with a balanced approach.

Interview - Claire Cobain

  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Claire Cobain is headteacher of Arlesdene Nursery School and Pre-school in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. Around a third of the children attending the setting are diagnosed with SEND. It is the first early years setting in the UK to gain the National Autistic Society’s Inclusion Award.


  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Male practitioners at Watermead Day Nursery in Loughborough represent 16 per cent of the team – far higher than the 2 per cent UK average.


  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Three-year-old Ted helped celebrate World Bee Day at Osmotherley Pre-school on the edge of the North York Moors by wearing his own bee suit and bringing in a jar of honey harvested from his grandad’s hives.

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