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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.
Observe how absorbed the children can become in particular schemas when you provide resources and activities suggested by Diana Lawton.
The environment we provide for children should meet their needs to a point where they can direct their own play and learning, says Anne O'Connor.
In the first of an occasional series, Claire Stevenson, Donna Luck and Veronica Lawrence look at learning resources designed for children under three and the powerful effects of imagery.
With so much to gain from the effective use of ICT, it makes sense to ensure that early years settings are suitably resourced, says Jane Drake.
For some children, enclosed areas are essential to support their cognitive development, says Elizabeth Jarman, in the first of a series looking at the kinds of spaces early years settings need to provide.
What makes good practice when offering children learning experiences? Early years consultant and child psychologist Jennie Lindon looks closer.
Imagination is the most valuable resource for creating spaces where children love to talk, says Elizabeth Jarman.
Building dens is a natural and important pastime in children's social and emotional development. Anne O'Connor explores how adults can support this form of play while respecting children's need for privacy
Don't be reluctant to take babies and toddlers outdoors - just take the right precautions, says Gail Ryder Richardson.
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