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The benefits of providing risky activities to children and keeping their parents on board are explained by Sylvie Gambell and Ben Hasan.
It's an eye-opening experience to observe what children (and adults) really go for in a setting's outdoor provision, as Janice Ellis discovers.
Enclosed spaces can foster friendship and heighten young children's concentration and involvement in their play, says Annette Rawstrone.
Children progress by facing challenges, and good practitioners have a sense of when to step in and when to hold back. Jennie Lindon advises.
Settings need to reflect personal, social and emotional development in the fabric of their environment.
Painting offers young children a world of opportunities for experimentation and expression, so early years settings should equip them with ample materials and varied techniques.
Observe, then give your book corner a makeover, advises Michael Jones.
The essential provision for a creative art environment takes account of the space and materials made available and the display of children's finished works.
The whole learning environment in which young children spend their time needs to offer quality language provision, says Helen Moylett.
Just what do practitioners enable when they provide the environments that attract children to play? Natalie Canning analyses crucial elements.
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