Marianne Clarkson looks at the life and work of Maria Montessori. read more

Taking on an old building is a commitment that can pay dividends, says Angela Youngman. read more

Sally Eaton begins a three-part series designed to support managers and leaders who are considering providing some in-house training for their staff. read more

How can you handle children’s surprise at a new classmate’s disfigurement in a way that is positive for everybody? Jane Frances of Changing Faces offers some practical ideas. read more

Carole Farrar highlights how you can make the most of formal communications with parents. read more

An effective professional development system is essential for your setting. Steve Mynard explains how to set one up. read more

The Early Support programme seeks to improve the quality, consistency and coordination of services for young disabled children and their families. A new report examines its effectiveness. read more

Carole Farrar continues her series on communication with parents. read more

Ross Midgley of the Crocus Early Years group offers some practical ideas for managing payments by voucher. read more

Patricia Lee explains how we can help children to acquire ‘pitch’. read more