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The children at Cockfield Primary School nursery class enjoyed bringing their 'babies' to be measured and weighed at the role-play baby clinic they set up in their classroom.

Following the creation of a colourful display about hot air balloons (Nursery World, 10 May), the children of St Osmund's Pre-school have been making up exciting stories about journeys into space as they play in their small world space station.

Curly prints The children in the Sunflower Room at Stepping Stones Co-operative Nursery have been exploring the work of firefighters. In their creative area, as well as making model fire engines from recycled materials, they have developed a system for recreating the curly shapes of the firefighters'

Partnership on display The four Pre-school Learning Centres run by Great Aycliffe Town Council work closely with parents and the community. The annual Great Aycliffe Show is an opportunity for children and staff from all of the centres to work together to create a group display, explaining the learning opportunities that they regularly enjoy.

What can you make? Staff in the Red Room at the Childcare Centre, Darlington College, make use of all available space to encourage children to work independently. This includes utilising the backs and sides of storage units as well as screens and wallboards.

Help yourself! Children can get their fill of learning in their outdoor area with the help of a water butt installed by practitioners at Cockfield Primary School nursery, as Judith Cowley explains

A grant from the Worcestershire Arts Development Project allowed the children of Broadway Playgroup to create a jungle-themed mosaic We linked up with local community artist Alison Ogle, who suggested the playgroup made a mosaic. The children had been doing work based on Giles Andreae's book, Rumble in the Jungle. They loved the topic so much that we chose the jungle as the mosaic's theme.

Children at Carey Days Nursery at The Mount in Nottingham have given their role-play area a spring clean by creating their very own launderette. We wanted to try something different and came up with the idea of having a launderette. The project started with a discussion on how and why we have to wash clothes - for example, when children have accidents with food or paint.

We adapted a Nursery World project to suit our children with special needs, writes Carol Smith, a nursery nurse at Raeden Day Nursery, Aberdeen The day nursery of the Raeden Centre in Aberdeen, better known to staff and parents as 'Room 1', caters for...

Children at Lancaster Kindercare made the most of their love of toys with a visit to a toy workshop. Nursery teacher Helen Connolly went along behind the scenes The highlight of our six-week project on toys was a trip to Tobi Lane Designs. The shop is unusual because attached to it is a workshop, where craftsmen make wooden toys using traditional tools and methods.