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Pedagogy

Our pedagogical approach encompasses different aspects from various play theories including Froebel, Reggio Emilia, Montessori and The Curiosity Approach. We value the use of loose parts, the benefits of risky-play and promote an ethos of child-led learning by adopting in-the-moment planning and considering a variety of ways to offer our children freedom to express themselves as individuals with rights, opinions and meaningful real-life contributions to learning and other decisions about the nursery where appropriate.


We aim to provide a calm and peaceful learning environment that offers our children a safe and nurturing space. We acknowledge the importance of the environment as the third teacher and create an environment that promotes curiosity and creativity, filled with purposeful, open-ended materials and provide children with opportunities to engage in high quality learning experiences.


We consider outdoor learning to be an essential feature of our setting, offering free-flow learning between the indoor and outdoor environments and promote children’s awareness of the natural environment and how to care for living things.


We treasure family and community and strive to build positive relationships with all our children, parents and families. We recognise that all families are different, with various cultures and beliefs. We consult with all our children, parents and families to ensure we are considering their needs, suggestions for improvements and able to offer support when needed.

 

Our Influences

Pre-Birth to

Three

Curriculum for Excellence

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Realising the

Ambition

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Reggio Emilia

Approach

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Froebelian

Approach

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Montessori

Philosophy

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Curiosity

Approach

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Hygge

Approach

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In the Moment

Planning

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Outdoor

Learning

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Loose Parts

Play

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Risky

Play

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